Chris Pine in
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
(© Craig Schwartz)
Chris Pine in
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
(© Craig Schwartz)
The winners of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC)'s 42nd annual awards were announced at a ceremony held Monday, March 14 at the Colony Theatre.

Acting winners in the Lead Performance category include Lorenz Arnell (The Ballad of Emmett Till), Anne Gee Byrd (Four Places), Harry Groener (King Lear), Nan McNamara (Wit), and Chris Pine (The Lieutenant of Inishmore).

Featured Performance winners are Gregory Itzin (King Lear), Matthew Scott Montgomery (Yellow), and Agatha Nowicki (Parasite Drag).

Both Ed Harris (Wrecks) and Leslie Uggams (Uptown Downtown) received awards for solo performance, while winning ensembles included Rogue Machine Theatre's Four Places, The Fountain Theatre's Opus, and The Fountain Theatre's The Ballad of Emmett Till.

The touring production of In the Heights, presented by Broadway/L.A. at the Pantages Theatre won for Lin-Manuel Miranda's score and Andy Blankenbuehler's choreography. Lincoln Center's touring production of South Pacific, at the Ahmanson, won the McCulloh Award for Revival.

Winners for best production include Rogue Machine's Four Places, Antaeus Company's King Lear, Fountain Theatre's The Ballad of Emmett Till, and JD3atrical Productions' Yellow.

Among the other winners in competitive categories were director Bart DeLorenzo for King Lear; writer Michael Hollinger for Opus; and Jeffrey Hatcher for his adaptation of Cousin Bette.

Recipients of special awards include Del Shores for Yellow, which won the Ted Schmitt Award for outstanding world premiere script; Simony Levy, who won the Milton Katselas Award for special achievement in directing, and Matthew Walker who won the Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theater. The Anteus Company won The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theater; Francois-Pierre Couture won the Bob Z award for distinguished achievement in set design; Dan Weingarten won the Angstrom Award for career achievement in lighting design; and City Garage Theatre won the Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater.

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