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Posted May 24, 2007

The Richard Seff Award

Mary Louise Wilson, David Margulies Receive Equity's Richard Seff Awards



Executive Director John P. Connolly, David Margulies, Mary Louise Wilson

Mary Louise Wilson and David Margulies have been named to receive the annual Richard Seff Awards, presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation. 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 prizes are $1,000 each plus a crystal trophy.


Mary Louise Wilson

Mary Louise Wilson, Edith Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS since it opened Off-Broadway in 2006, when she was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards and was honored by the Drama League for her performance. She received both an Obie and Drama Desk Award for FULL GALLOP, a play about the legendary Diana Vreeland, which she co-authored; was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Fraulein Schneider in the Broadway revival of CABARET, and also appeared on Broadway in SHOW BOAT; FOOLS; PRELUDE TO A KISS; ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE ROYAL FAMILY, THE WOMEN and FLORA THE RED MENACE.


David Margulies, Richard Seff, Mary Louise Wilson

David Margulies was recognized for his performances as Raymond in ALL THAT I WILL EVER BE at The New York Theater Workshop and as Rabbi Stephen Wise in THE ACCOMPLICES, produced by The New Group. Earlier this season he was also in Odets' Rocket to the Moon at the Long Wharf Theatre. Other Broadway credits include WONDERFUL TOWN, 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY, ANGELS IN AMERICA, CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER, THE WEST SIDE WALTZ, COMEDIANS and BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.

Equity member Richard Seff established these awards in 2003. Previous recipients include: Tom Aldredge, Larry Bryggman, Jim Dale, Jayne Houdyshell, Dana Ivey and Margo Martindale.


Councillor Maureen Moore presented the Seff Award to Ms. Wilson

The presentation took place at Equity's Eastern Regional Board meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Equity's offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York.

The Judges' Panel includes: Irene Backalenick, Back Stage; Harry Haun, Playbill; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press; David Rosenberg, Back Stage, and Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger.

 

Award pages:

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


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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