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    Posted October 29, 2010

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42nd annual Joseph Jefferson Equity Awards


CRB Member Mark-David Kaplan accepts his award for his portrayal of "Tateh" in RAGTIME
photo: Johnny Knight

Actors' Equity Members triumphed onstage and offstage at the 42nd annual Joseph Jefferson Equity Awards, presented October 25, 2010 at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre.

During the ceremony (directed by CRB Member Michael Weber), in addition to acting awards-including Actor in Supporting Role/Musical to CRB Member Mark-David Kaplan - Equity members were also honored as Directors (Edward Torres and Rachel Rockwell); Scenic Designer/Midsize Theatre (James Leaming); Choreographer (Tammy Mader); Music Director (Roberta Duchak) and Fight Choreographer (David Woolley).

Central Region Vice President Dev Kennedy and Central Region Director Kathryn V. Lamkey presented the Equity-sponsored award for Best Ensemble to Steppenwolf Theatre's The Brother/Sister Plays.

The most awarded shows of the season were THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (Victory Gardens Theater, in association with Teatro Vista) and RAGTIME (Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre). Here's the complete list of awardees:


Awardees

PRODUCTION / PLAY (LARGE): THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (Victory Gardens in association with Teatro Vista)

PRODUCTION / PLAY (MIDSIZE): THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION (TimeLine Theatre Company)

PRODUCTION / MUSICAL (LARGE): RAGTIME (Drury Lane Productions)

PRODUCTION / REVUE: OH, COWARD! (Writers' Theatre)

ENSEMBLE: THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)

DIRECTOR / PLAY: Edward Torres*, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY

DIRECTOR / MUSICAL: Rachel Rockwell*, RAGTIME

SOLO PERFORMANCE: Mary Beth Fisher*, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING (Court Theatre)

ACTOR IN PRINCIPAL ROLE / PLAY: Desmin Borges*, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY.

ACTOR IN PRINCIPAL ROLE / MUSICAL: Quentin Earl Darrington*, RAGTIME

ACTRESS IN PRINCIPAL ROLE / PLAY: Natasha Lowe*, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Writers' Theatre)

ACTRESS IN PRINCIPAL ROLE / MUSICAL: Cory Goodrich*, RAGTIME

ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE / PLAY: Francis Guinan*, A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED (Victory Gardens Theater)

ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE / MUSICAL: Mark David Kaplan*, RAGTIME

ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE / PLAY: Natalie West*, ABIGAIL'S PARTY (A Red Orchid Theatre)

ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE / MUSICAL: Valisia LeKae*, RAGTIME

ACTOR IN A REVUE: Rob Lindley*, OH COWARD!

ACTRESS IN A REVUE: Kate Fry*, OH COWARD!

SCENIC DESIGN (LARGE): Walt Spangler, A TRUE HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD (Goodman Theatre)

SCENIC DESIGN (MIDSIZE): James Leaming*, TOBACCO ROAD (American Blues Theater)

COSTUMES (LARGE): Alison Siple, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Court Theatre)

COSTUMES (MIDSIZE): Sarah E. Ross and Kristin DeiTos, TOBACCO ROAD

LIGHTING (LARGE): John Culbert, THE ILLUSION (Court Theatre)

LIGHTING (MIDSIZE): Jaymi Lee Smith, MARY'S WEDDING (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble)

SOUND (LARGE): Ray Nardelli, HEPHAESTUS: A GREEK MYTHOLOGY CIRCUS TALE (Lookingglass and Silverguy Entertainment)

SOUND (MIDSIZE): Victoria DeIorio, MARY'S WEDDING

CHOREOGRAPHY: Tammy Mader*, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Drury Lane Productions)

INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Ray Nardelli, Andre Pluess, Joshua Horvath, and Kevin O'Donnell, HEPHAESTUS

MUSIC DIRECTION: Roberta Duchak*, RAGTIME

NEW WORK / PLAY: Kristoffer Diaz, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN: Bridges Media, TRUST (Lookingglass Theatre Company)

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY: David Woolley*, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY


RAGTIME sweep: Quentin Earl Darrington (Actor, Musical), Rachel Rockwell (Director, Musical), Valisia LeKae (Supporting Actress, Musical), Cory Goodrich (Actress, Musical), and Robert Duchak (Musical Director).
photo: Johnny Knight


The DeSantis family of Drury Lane Oakbrook, site of the awards, accepting the award for Best Musical
photo: Johnny Knight

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