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Brian Dennehy, Tracy Letts, Amy Morton Nominated for Chicago's Jeff Awards

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Brian Dennehy
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Nominations for the 2011-2012 Jeff Awards, honoring excellence in Equity theater in Chicago, have been announced. Winners of this year's accolades will be announced during a ceremony on Monday, October 15 at the Drury Lane Oakbrook.

The productions of Death and Harry Houdini, from The House Theatre of Chicago, Follies, from Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Invisible Man -- from Court Theatre in association with Christopher McElroen Productions -- lead the field, with seven nominations apiece.

A list of nominees follows:

PRODUCTION OF A PLAY, LARGE
Angels in America, Parts One and Two
The Convert
Elizabeth Rex
The Iceman Cometh
In the Next Room or the vibrator Play
Invisible Man
Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting
Oedipus el Rey

PRODUCTION OF A PLAY, MIDSIZE
Blizzard '67
Chesapeake
Death and Harry Houdini
Disgraced
Enron
Fish Men
Freud's Last Session
Immediate Family
The Pitmen Painters

PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL, LARGE
Eastland: A New Musical
Follies
Hairspray
A Little Night Music
The Pirates of Penzance
The Sound of Music
Sweeney Todd

PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL, MIDSIZE
A Catered Affair
The Christmas Schooner A Musical
The Doyle & Debbie Show
Rent

PRODUCTION OF A REVUE
Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together
We're All in This Room Together

DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Nathan Allen - Death and Harry Houdini
J. Nicole Brooks - Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting
Robert Falls - The Ice Man Cometh
BJ Jones - The Pitmen Painters
Christopher McElroen - Invisible Man
Amy Morton - Clybourne Park Charles Newell - An Iliad
Ron OJ Parson - The Caretaker
Sandy Shinner - In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Chay Yew - Oedipus el Rey

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
William Brown - A Little Night Music
Amanda Dehnert - Eastland: A New Musical
Gary Griffin - Follies
Tammy Mader - Hairspray
Dominic Missimi - The Pirates of Penzance
Rachel Rockwell - The Sound of Music
Rachel Rockwell - Sweeney Todd

ENSEMBLE
Ameriville by Universes
Clybourne Park
The Iceman Cometh
Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting
The Pitmen Painters

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE, PLAY
Usman Ally - Disgraced
Teagle F. Bougere - Invisible Man
William J. Norris - The Caretaker
Martin Rayner - Freud's Last Session
Steven Sutcliffe - Elizabeth Rex
Larry Yando - Angels in America, Parts One and Two

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE, MUSICAL
Adrian Aguilar - tick...tick...BOOM!
Bruce Arntson - The Doyle & Debbie Show
Clarke Hallum - A Christmas Story, The Musical!
Andrew Lupp - Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical
Kelvin Roston, Jr. - The Jackie Wilson Story
Rashawn Thompson - The Marvin Gaye Story

ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE, PLAY
Pascale Armand - The Convert
Janet Ulrich Brooks - A Walk in the Woods
Kate Buddeke - The North Plan
Diane D'Aquila - Elizabeth Rex
Kate Fry - In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Lia Mortensen - Ten Chimneys
Kelli Simpkins - The Kid Thing

ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE, MUSICAL
Jennifer Blood - The Sound of Music
Lillian Castillo - Hairspray
Shannon Cochran - A Little Night Music
Rebecca Finnegan - A Catered Affair
Jenny Littleton - The Doyle & Debbie Show
Liz McCartney - Sweeney Todd
Caroline O'Connor - Follies

ACTOR OR ACTRESS IN A REVUE
Edgar Blackmon - Who Do We Think We Are?
McKinley Carter - Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together
Mike Krosinski - Who Do We Think We Are?
Adam Pelty - Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Greg Matthew Anderson - Chesapeake
Timothy Edward Kane - An Iliad
Deborah Staples - The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, PLAY
Brad Armacost - A Moon for the Misbegotten
Ian Barford - The March
Brian Dennehy - The Iceman Cometh
Alex Goodrich - The Foreigner
Harry Groener - The March
Ron Orbach - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Dan Waller - The Pitmen Painters
Howard Witt - Fish Men

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, MUSICAL
Brandon Dahlquist - A Little Night Music
Alex Goodrich - HERO the Musical
Kevin Earley - The Pirates of Penzance
Ross Lehman - The Pirates of Penzance
Michael Aaron Lindner - Hairspray
Rod Thomas - Little Shop of Horrors

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, PLAY
Cheryl Lynn Bruce - The Convert
Hannah Gomez - Crooked
Patrese D. McClain - Spunk
Polly Noonan - In the Next Room or the vibrator play
MaryAnn Thebus - After the Revolution
Kristina Valada-Viars - Time Stands Still
Natalie West - The Butcher of Baraboo

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, MUSICAL
Dara Cameron - HERO the Musical
Patti Cohenour - The Sound of Music
Hollis Resnik - Follies
Alene Robertson - Irving Berlin's White Christmas the Musical
Christine Sherrill - Legally Blonde the Musical

NEW WORK, PLAY OR MUSICAL
Ayad Akhtar - Disgrace
John Conroy - My Kind of Town
Sarah Gubbins - The Kid Thing
Andrew Hinderaker - I Am Going to Change the World
Jon Steinhagen - Blizzard '67
Aaron Thielen and Michael Mahle - HERO the Musical
Andrew White, Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman - Eastland: A New Musical

NEW ADAPTATION, PLAY
Calixto Bieito and Marc Rosich - Camino Real
Frank Galati - The March
Oren Jacoby - Invisible Man
Tracy Letts - Three Sisters
Jessica Thebus and Frank Maugeri - The Feast: an intimate Tempest

CHOREOGRAPHY
Tammy Mader - Hairspray
Matt Raftery - The Pirates of Penzance
Jessica Redish - Pippin
Marc Robin - Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical
Alex Sanchez - "Follies

ORIGINAL INCIDENTAL MUSIC
Jenny Giering - Elizabeth Rex
Andrew Hansen - A Walk in the Woods
Lindsay Jones - Timon of Athens
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Kevin O'Donnell - Death and Harry Houdini
David Singer - Three Sisters

MUSIC DIRECTION
Austin Cook - Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together
Roberta Duchak - The Sound of Music
Roberta Duchak - Sweeney Todd
Brad Haak - Follies
Valerie Maze - A Little Night Music
Robert Reddrick - The Marvin Gaye Story (Don't Talk about My Father Because God is My Friend)

SCENIC DESIGN - MIDSIZE
Ira Amyx and Merje Veski - A Moon for the Misbegotten
John Iacovelli - Immediate Family
Jack Magaw - Disgraced
Brian Prather - Freud's Last Session
Chelsea M. Warren - The Kid Thing

SCENIC DESIGN - LARGE
Kevin Depinet - The Iceman Cometh
Troy Hourie - Invisible Man
Jack Magaw - The Caretaker
Jack Magaw - In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Dan Ostling - Eastland: A New Musical
Todd Rosenthal - Clybourne Park
Todd Rosenthal - An Iliad
Todd Rosenthal - Red
Walt Spangler - Time Stands Still

LIGHTING DESIGN - MIDSIZE
Jesse Klug - The Amish Project
Jesse Klug - Fish Men
JR Lederle - Chesapeake
Michael McNamara - The Turn of the Screw
Ben Wilhelm - Death and Harry Houdini

LIGHTING DESIGN - LARGE
John Culbert - Invisible Man
James F. Ingalls - Camino Real
Natasha Katz - The Iceman Cometh
Jesse Klug - Sweeney Todd
Keith Parham - Red

COSTUME DESIGN - MIDSIZE
David Hyman - Rent
Branimira Ivanova - Cloud 9
Lee Keenan - Death and Harry Houdini
Kate Murphy - Absolute Hell
Michael Alan Stein - The Nativity

COSTUME DESIGN - LARGE
Jacqueline Firkins - In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Rachel Anne Healy - A Little Night Music
Virgil C. Johnson - Follies
Nancy Missimi - The Pirates of Penzance
Nancy Missimi - Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical

SOUND DESIGN - MIDSIZE
Victoria DeIorio - Falling: A Wake
Mikhail Fiksel - Fish Men
Christopher Kriz - The Turn of the Screw
Kevin O'Donnell and Harrison Adams - Death and Harry Houdini
Rick Sims - Chesapeake

SOUND DESIGN - LARGE
Mikhail Fiksel - Oedipus el Rey
Joshua Horvath and Kevin O'Donnell - Angels in America, Parts One and Two
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen - The 39 Steps
Andre Pluess - An Iliad
Josh Schmidt - The March

PROJECTIONS / MEDIA DESIGN
Maya Ciarrocchi - Crowns
Seth Henrikson & Oddmachine - Megacosm
Alex Koch - Invisible Man
Mike Tutaj - I Am Going to Change the World
Mike Tutaj - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mike Tutaj - A Walk in the Woods

ARTISTIC SPECIALIZATION
Kurt Alger - Wig Design - Hairspray
Jesse Mooney-Bullock - 3D Puppetry Design - The Feast: an intimate Tempest
Melissa Veal - Wig and Make-up Design - Elizabeth Rex
Dennis Watkins - Magic Designer - Death and Harry Houdini


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