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Posted May 30, 2006

The Richard Seff Award

Jayne Houdyshell, Jim Dale Receive Equity's Richard Seff Awards


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Jim Dale
Photo Credit: John Quilty

Jayne Houdyshell and Jim Dale received the annual Richard Seff Awards, presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation, at Equity's Eastern Regional Board Meeting on August 1. The awards honor a female and male character actor, 50 years of age or older, for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The honorees were awarded $1,000 each plus a crystal trophy.


Jim Dale and Jayne Houdyshell
Photo Credit: John Quilty

Ms. Houdyshell was honored for her performance as Ann in Lisa Kron's WELL on Broadway. When the play was performed at the Public Theatre in 2004, Ms. Houdyshell received the Obie Award and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations. Mr. Dale was recognized for his performance as Mr. Peachum in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA. Recipient of a Tony Award for BARNUM in 1980, Mr. Dale also has received four Tony nominations, three Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award.


Ana Gasteyer and Jim Dale in THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Photo by Joan Marcus

The Judges' Panel included: Betty Corwin, Director of Special Projects, Theatre on Film & Tape Archive of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Arne Gundersen, President of the Actors' Equity Foundation; Harry Haun, staff writer, Playbill Magazine; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press; Patrick Quinn, President of Actors' Equity Association; David Rosenberg, Back Stage; Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger, and Douglas Watt, The Daily News.


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Award pages:

Bayfield
Callaway
Derwent
Jordan
LeNoire
Robeson
Seff
Arizona
Sturtevant
Quinn


In 2003 the Actors' Equity Foundation established the Richard Seff Award, an annual award to be given to a male and female character actor who is 50 years old or older and who has been a member of the Actors' Equity for 25 years or longer, for the best performance in a featured or unfeatured supporting role in a Broadway or Off Broadway production.



Recipients of the Richard Seff Award are:

Year Recipient Role Play
2016 Lois Smith   JOHN, MARJORIE PRIME
Bill Camp   THE CRUCIBLE
2015 Julie Halston   YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Brad Oscar   SOMETHING ROTTEN
2014 Peter Maloney   OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
Mare Winningham   CASA VALENTINA
2013 Lewis J. Stadlen   THE NANCE / CHECKERS
Kristine Nielsen Sonia VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
2012 Patrick Page   SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
Laila Robins   THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE
2011 Deirdre O’Connell   IN THE WAKE
Reed Birney   A SMALL FIRE and TIGERS BE STILL
2010 Helen Stenborg   VIGIL
Stephen McKinley Henderson   FENCES
2009 Lynn Cohen   CHASING MANET
Roger Robinson   JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE
2008 Hallie Foote   DIVIDING THE ESTATE
David Rasche Dr. Dorn THE SEAGULL
2007 Mary Louise Wilson Edith Bouvier Beale GREY GARDENS
David Margulies Rabbi Stephen Wise
Raymond
THE ACCOMPLICES

ALL THAT I WILL EVER BE
2006 Jayne Houdyshell Ann WELL
Jim Dale Mr. Peachum THE THREEPENNY OPERA
2005 Dana Ivey Mrs. Malaprop THE RIVALS
Larry Bryggman   ROMANCE and for TWELVE ANGRY MEN
2004 Margo Martindale Big Mama CAT ON A HAT TIN ROOF
Tom Aldredge Matthew Clark TWENTIETH CENTURY



 
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