Passing Strange, King Hedley II Top AUDELCO Awards
Passing Strange took home four awards, for Musical Production of the Year, Director of a Musical Production (Annie Dorsen), Outstanding Performance in a Musical, Male (Daniel Breaker), and Outstanding Musical Director (Heidi Rodenwald). King Hedley II also won four awards, including wins for actors Lynda Gravatt and Lou Myers, set designer David Gallo, and lighting designer Thom Weaver.
The plays Black Man Rising and The Guest at Central Park West tied for Dramatic Production of the Year. The former took home a total of four awards, including Outstanding Choreographer (Juson Williams), Outstanding Ensemble Performance, and Director of a Dramatic Production (Patricia Floyd), while the latter earned trophies for playwright Levy Lee Simon and lead actor John Marshall Jones.
Other winners included actors Daniel Beaty for his solo show Emergence-See!, Eartha Kitt for the musical Mimi Le Duck, and Petronia Paley for Electra. Take Wing and Soar's production of Hamlet earned Audelcos for costume designer Ali Turns and sound designer David Wright.