'Caroline' takes six awards; 'Exits' nabs five

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The three shows with the most nominations took home the most Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards on Monday.

“Caroline, or Change,” presented at the Ahmanson Theater, swept up six awards; the world premiere of Athol Fugard’s “Exits and Entrances,” at the Fountain Theater collected awards in all five categories in which it was nominated; and L.A. Opera’s presentation of the New York City Opera production of Stephen Sondheim’s lush musical, “A Little Night Music,” received four trophies.

The three shows all won best production awards when the trophies were handed out Monday night at West Hollywood’s Coronet Theater.

Other multiple winners were the Antaeus Company production of “Chekhov x 4,” the national tour of “Hairspray” and the Roundabout Theater Company/Mark Taper Forum staging of “Intimate Apparel,” which garnered two awards apiece.

And the winners are…

PRODUCTION

“A Little Night Music,” New York City Opera production presented by Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

“Caroline, or Change,” Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theater, in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays, Ahmanson Theater

“Exits and Entrances,” Simon Levy, the Fountain Theater

TOM MCCULLOH AWARD (REVIVAL)

“Rocket to the Moon,” Pacific Resident Theater and West Coast Jewish Theater, Pacific Resident Theater

DIRECTION

Stuart Rogers, “Book of Days,” Theater Tribe, Theater Tribe Studio Theater

Stephen Sachs, “Exits and Entrances,” Simon Levy, the Fountain Theater

Matt Shakman, “Theater District,” the Black Dahlia Theater, the Black Dahlia Theater

MUSICAL DIRECTION

John DeMain, “A Little Night Music,” New York City Opera production presented by Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Kimberly Grigsby, “Caroline, or Change,” Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theater, in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays, Ahmanson Theater

WRITING

Athol Fugard, “Exits and Entrances,” Simon Levy, the Fountain Theater

L. Trey Wilson, “Stage Directions,” Ensemble Studio Theater-The LA Project, [Inside] the Ford

ADAPTATION

Nicholas Saunders and Frank Dwyer, “Chekhov X 4,” The Antaeus Company, NewPlace Theater Center

MUSICAL SCORE

Jeanine Tesori (music) and Tony Kushner (lyrics), “Caroline, or Change,” Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theater, in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays, Ahmanson Theater

LEAD PERFORMANCE

Viola Davis, “Intimate Apparel,” a Roundabout Theater Company production presented by Center Theater Group/Music Center of Los Angeles County, Mark Taper Forum

Morlan Higgins, “Exits and Entrances,” Simon Levy, the Fountain Theater

Wade McCollum, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Derek Charles Livingston, the Celebration Theater

Tonya Pinkins, “Caroline, or Change,” Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theater, in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays, Ahmanson Theater

FEATURED PERFORMANCE

William Dennis Hurley, “Exits and Entrances,” Simon Levy, the Fountain Theater

Anika Noni Rose, “Caroline, or Change,” Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theater in association with Carole Shorenstein Hayes, the Ahmanson Theater

Jeremy Sisto, “Take Me Out,” the Geffen Playhouse, the Geffen Playhouse at the Brentwood Theater

Corey Stoll, “Intimate Apparel,” a Roundabout Theater Company production presented by Center Theater Group/Music Center of Los Angeles County, Mark Taper Forum

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

The cast of “Chekhov x 4,” The Antaeus Company, NewPlace Theater Center

SCENIC DESIGN

D Martyn Bookwalter, “Talley’s Folly,” Pasadena Playhouse and Arizona Theater Company, the Pasadena Playhouse

LIGHTING DESIGN

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauser, “Caroline, or Change,” Center Theater Group/Ahmanson Theater, in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays, Ahmanson Theater

COSTUME DESIGN

Lindsay W. Davis, “A Little Night Music,” New York City Opera production presented by Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

SOUND DESIGN

Jon Weston, “A Little Night Music,” New York City Opera production presented by Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

CHOREOGRAPHY

Jerry Mitchell, “Hairspray,” Margo Lion, Adam Epstein, The Baruch-Viertek-Routh-Frankel Group, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Rick Steiner/Frederic H. Mayerson, SEL & GFO, and New Line Cinema, in association with Clear Channel Entertainment, A. Gordon/E. McAllister, D. Harris/M. Swinsky, and J. & B. Osher, Pantages Theater

HAIR, WIGS AND MAKEUP DESIGN

Paul Huntley (wig and hair design), “Hairspray,” Margo Lion, Adam Epstein, Baruch-Viertek-Routh-Frankel Group, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Rick Steiner/Frederic H. Mayerson, SEL & GFO, and New Line Cinema, in association with Clear Channel Entertainment, A. Gordon/E. McAllister, D. Harris/M. Swinsky, and J. & B. Osher, Pantages Theater

SPECIAL AWARDS:

THE MARGARET HARFORD AWARD for sustained excellence in theater

Dakin Matthews

THE TED SCHMITT AWARD for world premiere of an outstanding new play

Dakin Matthews for “The Prince of L.A.”

THE BOB Z AWARD for lifetime achievement in set design

Tom Buderwitz

THE ANGSTROM AWARD for lifetime achievement in lighting design

Steven Young

THE NATALIE SCHAFER AWARD for an emerging comic actress

Kirsten Vangsness

THE POLLY WARFIELD AWARD for an excellent season/year in a small to midsized theater

Black Dahlia Theater

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gordon Davidson

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