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The Joe A. Callaway Award

Kathryn Meisle, Everett Quinton Receive Equity Classic Theatre Award

Kathryn Meisle and Everett Quinton have received the 2008 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation, and was presented at AEA on Friday, January 9.


Kathryn Meisle and Everett Quinton in WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
Carol Rosegg

Both Ms. Meisle and Mr. Quinton were recognized for their performances in the Red Bull Theatre production of WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, presented at St. Clement’s Church.

In 2003, Kathryn Meisle received Equity’s Callaway Award for her performance in Moliere’s TARTUFFE, for which she also received a Tony nomination as best featured actress in a play. She appeared in the 2005 revival of O’Neill’s A TOUCH OF THE POET and the Roundabout Theatre’s revival of THE CONSTANT WIFE. TV appearances have been on Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters and CSI Miami, among others.


Women Beware Women cast member Roberta Maxwell presented the award to Everett Quinton
Photo: John Quilty

Everett Quinton was the co-founder, with his partner Charles Ludlum, of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, which disbanded in 1996. He has appeared to critical acclaim in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP and in the National Tour of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, which played at Madison Square Garden in 2001. A director and playwright as well, Mr. Quinton has appeared extensively in regional theatres.

The award was established by Equity member Joe A. Callaway to encourage participation in the classics and non-profit theatre and honors the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area. It includes a $1,000 check plus an engraved plaque for each recipient.


Kathryn Meisle with her proud parents, Nanci and William
Photo: John Quilty

The Judges’ Panel included: Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Harry Haun, Playbill; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press and David Rosenberg, Back Stage.

Previous recipients of the award include Kate Burton, Laura Linney, Frank Langella, Liev Schreiber and, in 2007, Laura Ambrose and Byron Jennings.


Michael Stuhlbarg presented the award to Kathryn Meisle
Photo: John Quilty

 

Award pages:

Bayfield
Callaway
Derwent
Jordan
LeNoire
Robeson
Seff
Arizona Theatre Service
Sturtevant
Quinn
ACCA
Eisenberg


Established by Equity member Joe A. Callaway in 1989 to encourage participation in the classics and non-profit theatre.



Recipients of the Joe A. Callaway Award are:

Year Recipient Role Play Production
1989 Alfre Woodard Paulina THE WINTER'S TALE New York Shakespeare Festival
Victor Garber Richard Dudgeon THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE Circle in the Square
1990 Philip Bosco Harpagon THE MISER Circle in the Square
Mary Alice Margaret RICHARD III New York Shakespeare Festival
1991 Campbell Scott Pericles PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE New York Shakespeare Festival
Mary Beth Hurt Emilia OTHELLO New York Shakespeare Festival
1992 Jake Weber Orlando AS YOU LIKE IT New York Shakespeare Festival
Maryann Plunkett Masha
Kaja
Marcelle Paillardin
THE SEAGULL
MASTER BUILDER
A LITTLE HOTEL ON THE SIDE
National Actors Theatre
1993 Robert Sean Leonard Marchbanks CANDIDA Roundabout
Maryann Plunkett Joan of Arc SAINT JOAN National Actors Theatre
1994 Robert Stattel Titus Andronicus TITUS ANDRONICUS Theatre for a New Audience
Laura Linney Thea Elvsted HEDDA GABLER Roundabout Theatre
1995 Brian Bedford Sganarelle THE MOLIERE COMEDIES Roundabout
Laila Robins Portia THE MERCHANT OF VENICE New York Shakespeare Festival
1996 Frank Langella The Captain THE FATHER Roundabout
Kathleen Chalfant Mistress Quickly
Queen of France
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
HENRY V
New York Shakespeare Festival
1997 Max Wright Pavel Lebedev IVANOV Vivian Beaumont
Helen Carey Lady Gay Spanker LONDON ASSURANCE Roundabout
1998 Liev Schreiber Iachimo / Jupiter CYMBELINE New York Shakespeare Festival
Zoe Wanamaker Electra ELECTRA Barrymore Theatre
1999 Anne Dudek Iphigenia IPHIGENIA Theater for a New Audience
No male choice
2000 Byron Jennings Henry Trebell WASTE Theatre for a New Audience
Myra Carter Eleanor KING JOHN Theatre for a New Audience
2001 Larry Pine The Doctor THE SEAGULL Shakespeare in the Park
Kate Burton Hedda Gabler HEDDA GABLER Ambassador Theatre
2002 Evan Robertson Claudio MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Pearl Theatre
Celeste Ciulla Miss Kate Hardcastle SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER Pearl Theatre
2003 Earl Hindman Julius Caesar JULIUS CAESAR Theatre For A New Audience
Kathryn Meisle Elmire TARTUFFE Roundabout Theatre
Carol Schultz Mrs. Malaprop THE RIVALS Pearl Theatre Co.
2004 Joanne Camp Toinette THE IMAGINARY INVALID Pearl Theatre Company
Robert Hock Argan THE IMAGINARY INVALID Pearl Theatre Company
2005 Elizabeth Marvel Hedda Gabler HEDDA GABLER NY Theatre Workshop
Sean McNall Mr. Paris THE GENTLEMAN DANCING-MASTER Pearl Theatre Company
2006 Lily Rabe Ellie Dunn HEARTBREAK HOUSE Roundabout Theatre Co.
Michael Stuhlbarg   THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE Atlantic Theatre Co.
2007 Lauren Ambrose Juliet ROMEO AND JULIET The Public Theatre
Byron Jennings Bastien André IS HE DEAD?  
2008 Kathryn Meisle   WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN Red Bull Theatre
Everett Quinton   WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN Red Bull Theatre
2009 Kate Forbes   OTHELLO New Audience
John Douglas Thompson   OTHELLO / THE EMPEROR JONES New Audience / The Irish Repertory Theatre
2010 Lily Rabe Portia THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Public Theatre
Matthew Rauch Bosola THE DUCHESS OF MALFI Red Bull Theater
2011 Danai Gurira Isabella MEASURE FOR MEASURE Public Theatre
Derek Smith Dog THE WITCH OF EDMONTON Red Bull Theater
2012 Merritt Wever Sonya UNCLE VANYA Soho Rep
Michael Shannon Astrov UNCLE VANYA Soho Rep
2013 Jonathan Cake Benedick MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Theatre for a New Audience
J. Smith-Cameron JUNO JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK Irish Rep
2014 Suzanne Bertish Madame Argent THE HEIR APPARENT Classic Stage Company
Paxton Whitehead Geronte THE HEIR APPARENT Classic Stage Company
2015 Kelley Curran Hippolita 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A WHORE Red Bull Theater
Thomas Jay Ryan Dr. Shpigelsky A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Classic Stage Company
2016 Corey Stoll Ulysses TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park
Lisa Harrow Volumnia CORIOLANUS Red Bull Theater

 
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