The award recipients for the 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards are as follows:
Production: “Justin Love”; “War Horse”; “The Book of Mormon”; “Cyrano.”
McCulloh Award for Revival: “Waiting for Godot.”
Ensemble Performance: “In the Red and Brown Water”; “Tge New Electric Ballroom”; “The Savannah Disputation”; “Waiting for Godot.”
Lead Performance: Troy Kotsur, “Cyrano”; Christine Lakin, “Silence! The Musical”; Alan Mandell, “Waiting for Godot.”
Featured Performance: Larry Bates and Ellis E. Williams, “Jitney”; Michael A. Newcomer, “The Bungler.”
Solo Performance: John Hurt, “Krapp’s Last Tape.”
Direction: Michael Arabian, “Waiting for Godot”; Shirley Jo Finney, “In the Red and Brown Water”; Simon Levy, “Cyrano.”
Writing: Danai Gurira, “The Convert.”
Adaptation: Stephen Sachs, “Cyrano.”
Choreography: Christopher Gattelli, “Silence! The Musical”; Bill T. Jones, “Fela!”
Musical Score: Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, “The Book of Mormon”; Lori Scarlett and David Manning, “Justin Love”’; Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, “Silence! The Musical.”
Musical Direction: Gregory Nabours, “The Color Purple”; Stephen Oremus, “The Book of Mormon.”
CGI/Video Design: Anthony Backman and Ben Rock, “Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton.”
Set Design: John Iacovelli, “Waiting for Godot.”
Costume Design: Ellen McCartney, “The Treatment”; Leah Piehl, “Intimate Apparel.”
Lighting Design: Paule Constable and Karen Spahn, “War Horse.”
Sound Design: Ben Williams, “Gatz.”
Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones and Handspring Puppet Company for “War Horse”; David McCormick and Kelly Todd for the fight choreography of “West Side Story.”
Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence: Celebration Theatre.
Polly Warfield Award for an outstanding season in a small- to mid-sized theatre: The Fountain Theatre.
Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre: David O.
Bob Z Award for career achievement in set design: Stephen Gifford.
The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play will be presented to Evelina Fernández for A Mexican Trilogy, whose world premiere took place at the awards venue, the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The award is accompanied by an offer to publish from Samuel French, Inc.
Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction: Elina de Santos.
For an Excellent Season: Center Theatre Group.
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969. It is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism, and to the encouragement and improvement of theater in Greater Los Angeles.
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