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Court Receives 11 Jeff Nominations for 2016/17 Season

Man in the Ring

Court Theatre is thrilled to announce that we received 11 Jeff Awards nominations for our 2016/17 productions! Each year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards committee honors outstanding Chicago area theatre and artists. We look forward to celebrating with the rest of the nominees at the 49th annual Jeff Equity Awards on Monday, November 6.

2017 Court Theatre Jeff Award Nominations

Production — Play — Large:
Blues for an Alabama Sky *winner*
Man in the Ring

New Play: Man in the Ring *winner*

Director — Play:
Charles NewellMan in the Ring
Ron OJ ParsonBlues for an Alabama Sky *winner*

Principal Actor — Play: Allen GilmoreMan in the Ring

Principal Actress — Play: Chaon CrossThe Hard Problem

Scenic Design — Large:
Linda BuchananBlues for an Alabama Sky
Courtney O’NeillHarvey

Costume Design — Large: Rachel HealyBlues for an Alabama Sky

Sound Design — Large: Andre PluessMan in the Ring *winner*

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Many familiar Court Theatre artists received nominations for productions elsewhere, too.  A huge congrats to those nominees as well:

  • Director — Play: Ron OJ Parson – East Texas Hot Links, Writers Theatre
  • Director — Play: Gary Griffin – Hand to God, Victory Gardens Theater and Gary Griffin – Parade, Writers Theatre
  • Principal Actor — Play: Allen Gilmore – Objects in the Mirror, Goodman Theatre
  • Principal Actor — Play: Erik Hellman  – Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Northlight Theatre
  • Principal Actor — Play: Alex Weisman – Hand to God, Victory Gardens Theater *winner*
  • Principal Actor — Musical: Alex Goodrich – She Loves Me, Marriott Theatre
  • Principal Actress — Play: Elizabeth Ledo  – Bright Half Life, About Face Theatre
  • Principal Actress — Play: Cassandra Bissell – Silent Sky, First Folio Theatre
  • Supporting Actor — Musical: Alex Goodrich – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Marriott Theatre
  • Supporting Actor — Musical: James Earl Jones II – She Loves Me, Marriott Theatre
  • Supporting Actress — Musical: E. Faye Butler – Chicago: the Musical, Drury Lane *winner*
  • Supporting Actress — Musical: Iris Lieberman – Cabaret, Theatre at the Center
  • Actress in a Revue: Bethany Thomas – Marry Me a Little, Porchlight Music Theatre
  • Actress in a Revue: Donica Lynn – Smokey Joe’s Café, Drury Lane Productions
  • Scenic Design – Large: Jack Magaw – East Texas Hot Links, Writers Theatre
  • Scenic Design – Large: Todd Rosenthal – Uncle Vanya, Goodman Theatre
  • Lighting Design– Large: Jesse Klug – Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Paramount Theatre
  • Costume Design: Izumi Inaba – A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch, The House Theatre of Chicago
  • Music Direction: Doug Peck – Wonderful Town, Goodman Theatre
  • Music Direction: Michael Mahler – Parade, Writers Theatre
  • Projection Design: Mike Tutaj – Julius Caesar, Writers Theatre and Objects in the Mirror, Goodman Theatre *winner*

We are privileged to be part of the incredible theatre community in Chicago. See all of the nominations here.

Subscribe for the 2017/18 Season so you won’t miss a moment! Up next at Court: Five Guys Named Moe, a musical featuring Louis Jordan’s greatest hits.

UPDATED 11/8/17 to indicate winners

Photo of Man in the Ring and Blues for an Alabama Sky by Michael Brosilow.


Posted on August 23, 2017 in Theatre News

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