AUDELCO noms are out; awards held Nov. 18
LINDA ARMSTRONG | 11/14/2019, 10:47 a.m.
Five productions are
nominated in six categories. “Looking For Leroy” produced by New Federal Theatre is nominated for best play; playwright—Larry Muhammad; director of a play—Petronia Paley; outstanding ensemble performance; set design—Chris Cumberbatch; and lighting design—Antoinette Tynes. “Dot” produced by the Billie Holiday Theatre is nominated for best revival of a play; lead actress in a play—Denise Burse; featured actress in a play—Tinashe Kajese-Bolden; sound design—Matthew Head; costume design—Jarrod Barnes and lighting design—Andre C. Allen. “The Bacchae” produced by Classical Theatre of Harlem is nominated for best revival of a musical; director of a musical—Carl Cofield; outstanding musical director—Frederick Kennedy; choreography—Tiffany Rea-Fisher; lead actor in a musical—Jason B. Brown; and featured actor in a musical—R.J. Foster. “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” produced by the Signature Theatre Company is up for best revival of a play; director of a play—Kamilah Forbes; lead actress in a play—Jessica Frances Dukes; featured actress in a play—Heather Alicia Simms; costume design—Dede M. Ayite received her second nomination; and set design—Clint Ramos. “Caroline, Or Change” produced by the Astoria Performing Arts Center is nominated for best revival of a musical; director of a musical—Dev Bondarin; lead actress in a musical—LaDonna Burns; featured actress in a musical—Sharae Moultrie and Nattalyee Randall; and featured actor in a musical—Tony Perry.
Receiving five nominations we have “Behind the Sheet” produced by the Ensemble Studio Theatre. It is nominated for best play; playwright—Charly Evon Simpson; director of a play—Colette Robert; lead actress in a play—Naomi Lorrain; and featured actress in a play—Cristina Pitter.
Receiving 4 nominations we have “Separate and Equal” presented by 59 E. 59 Street, The University of Alabama Birmingham Metro NAACP and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is nominated for lead actor in a play—Adrian Baidoo; lead actress in a play—Pamela Afesi; featured actor in a play—James Holloway and choreography—Lawrence M. Jackson
Three productions received three nominations. “The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda” produced by the Nuyorican Poets Café is nominated for featured actress in a play—Roz Fox; featured actor in a play—Robert Turner; and costume design—Carolyn Adams. “Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine” produced by Signature Theatre Company is nominated for best revival of a play; lead actress in a play—Cherise Boothe; and featured actor in a play—J. Bernard Calloway. “A Strange Loop” produced by Playwrights Horizons is nominated for outstanding musical director—Rona Siddiqui; lead actor in a musical—Larry Owens; and featured actor in a musical—John-Andrew Morrison.
Seven productions earned two nominations. “Boesman and Lena” produced by Signature Theatre Company is up for best revival of a play and outstanding ensemble performance. “The Rolling Stone” produced by Lincoln Center Theatre is nominated for best play and outstanding ensemble performance. “Fireflies” produced by the Atlantic Theatre Company is nominated for sound design—Justin Ellington and outstanding ensemble performance. “The Light” produced by MCC Theatre is nominated for outstanding ensemble performance and set design—Kimie Nishikawa. “The Savage Queen” produced by BulletProof Productions is nominated for sound design—David Wright and costume design—the second nomination this year for Carolyn Adams. “Daddy” produced by The New Group, featured actress in a play—Charlayne Woodard and Matt Saunders—set design. “Reunion in Bartersville” produced by Black Spectrum Theatre, best revival of a play and director of a play—Marjorie Moon; “Girl From The North Country” produced by The Public Theater is up for lead actress in a musical—Jeannette Bayardelle and lead actor in a musical—Sydney James Harcourt.