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Posted May 20, 2008

The Richard Seff Award

Hallie Foote, David Rasche Receive Equity's Richard Seff Awards



Hallie Foote
Photo courtesy of Primary Stages

Hallie Foote and David Rasche 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.

Hallie Foote was named for her performance in Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE, which was produced Off-Broadway by Primary Stages, and has been announced for a Broadway production in Fall, 2008. She received a 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Supporting Actress in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, 2002 Drama League Award for THE CARPETBAGGER'S CHILDREN, 2000-2001 Drama League Award for THE LAST OF THE THORNTONS, 1995 Drama Desk Award for the Horton Foote plays at Signature Theatre Company and a 1993 Obie Award for THE ROADS TO HOME.


David Rasche

David Rasche, who played Dr. Dorn in the Classic Stage Company production of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, also appeared in REGRETS ONLY at Manhattan Theatre Club, in David Mamet's SPEED THE PLOUGH on Broadway and in Mamet's EDMOND at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Films include Burn After Reading, written and directed by the Coen Brothers, and Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers. On TV, he was "Sledge Hammer!"

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

The presentation will take place at Equity's Eastern Regional Board meeting at 2 PM on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Equity's offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York.

The Judges' Panel includes: Irene Backalenick, Back Stage; Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; 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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