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Posted May 13, 2009

The Richard Seff Award

Lynn Cohen, Roger Robinson Received Equity’s Richard Seff Award

Lynn Cohen (Primary Stages’ CHASING MANET) and Roger Robinson (August Wilson’s JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE) received the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation. The awards, a $1,000 check and crystal trophy for each, honor a veteran female and male character actor for the

Lynn Cohen has appeared in New York in MACBETH and HAMLET at the Public Theatre, in IVANOV at Lincoln Center, and in UNCLE VANYA, among other Off-Broadway productions. Regional theatres include the Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown, and the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She’s done films and TV, as well. Ms. Cohen is a Fox Fellow, a recipient of a Bowden Award from New Dramatists and a member of the Actors Studio, New York Theatre Workshop, EST and Actors Center.

Roger Robinson has appeared on Broadway in DROWNING CROW, SEVEN GUITARS (Tony nomination), AMEN CORNER THE MUSICAL, AIN’T SUPPOSED TO DIE A NATURAL DEATH, THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE MIXER, and DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE? Off-Broadway, he’s been seen in THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, OF MICE AND MEN, DO LORD REMEMBER ME?, LADY DAY and MACBIRD, among others. For the film Brother to Brother, he received the Sundance 2004/Special Jury Prize and a Spirit Award nomination. He also has extensive TV credits.

Equity member Richard Seff established this award in 2003. Previous recipients include: Tom Aldredge, Larry Bryggman, Jim Dale, Hallie Foote, Jane Houdyshell, Dana Ivey, David Margulies, Margo Martindale and Mary Louise Wilson.

The presentation took place at Equity’s Eastern Regional Board meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Equity’s offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York.

The Judges’ Panel includes: Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Susan Haskins, Theatre Talk; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press, and David Rosenberg, Back Stage.

 

Award pages:

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


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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