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The 21st Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Nominees 

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The following productions and individuals have been nominated by a quorum of Weekly theater critics for excellence in local venues of 99 seats or less, for productions that opened between January 1 and December 31, 1999. The award recipients will be announced at a ceremony (co-hosted by Charlotte Rae, Chris Wells and the Sacred Fools Theater Company) on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), at the Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., downtown. A catered reception will follow the ceremony. Admission for nominees (plus one guest) is free; all others, $12. Checks can be made out to "L.A. Weekly" and sent c/o Lisa Yu to: L.A. Weekly, 6715 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Nominees in all production- and musical-of-the-year categories include producers, writers, directors, designers, actors and stage managers listed in the production's program. Seating can be guaranteed only for the first 450 reservations received, though limited standing room is available. To reserve, call the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Hot Line: (323) 993-3693.

--Steven Leigh Morris

PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

The Greeks, Odyssey Theater Ensemble

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REVIVAL PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR (OF A 20th-CENTURY WORK)

The Adding Machine, Sacred Fools Theater Company at the Heliotrope Theater

Dutchman, Authentic Company at Theater at the Improv

The Illusion, Namaste Theater Company at the Actors' Gang Theater

Terminal, Non-Prophet Hatching Company at Theatre/Theater

 

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Colony Studio Theater

Marry Me a Little, Celebration Theater

Medea: The Musical!, Hudson Mainstage Theater

Reefer Madness!, Hudson Backstage Theater

Too Old for the Chorus, Celebration Theater

 

LEADING FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Michele Farr, The Cherry Orchard, Interact Theater Company

Ames Ingham, No Orchids for Miss Blandish, Evidence Room at the Ivy Substation

Bernadette Sullivan, Scenes From an Execution, Zoo District

 

LEADING MALE PERFORMANCE

Loren Bass, Othello, Pasadena Shake- speare Company

Leland Crooke, 900 Oneonta, Odyssey Theater Ensemble

Richard Fancy, The Master Builder, Pacific Resident Theater

Craig Mathers, The Adding Machine, Sacred Fools Theater Company at the Heliotrope Theater

 

SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Beth Hogan, The Greeks, Odyssey Theater Ensemble

Juanita Jennings, Ninth Wave, Black Artists' Network Development Inc. at the Lillian Theater

Mimi Lieber, The Greeks, Odyssey Theater Ensemble

Joan Maurer, My Sister in This House, Hole Brain Productions at the McCadden Place Theater

Marilyn McIntyre, The Cherry Orchard, Interact Theater Company

 

SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE

Jon Cryer, 900 Oneonta, Odyssey Theater Ensemble

Jeff Goldman, The Adding Machine, Sacred Fools Theater Company at the Heliotrope Theater

Jay Karnes, The Cherry Orchard, Interact Theater Company

 

COMEDY PERFORMANCE, MALE

Nicholas Gilhool, Medea: The Musical!, Hudson Mainstage Theater

Daniel J. Parker, Harry Thaw Hates Everybody, Indecent Exposure Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center

F. William Parker, Van Gogh's Ear, Fremont Center Theater

Bob Simon, The Rocky Horror Show, Tiffany Theater

Chris Wells, Harry Thaw Hates Everybody, Indecent Exposure Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center

 

COMEDY PERFORMANCE, FEMALE

Anneh B. Gabriel, Harry Thaw Hates Everybody, Indecent Exposure Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center

Rebecca O'Brien, Grantwritings, Theater Neo at Hudson Avenue Theater

Kimberly Rae, Grantwritings, Theater Neo at Hudson Avenue Theater

Ann Randolph, Eight Ways To Meet Your Neighbor, Buzzworks Theater Company at the Tamarind Theater

Susan Rubin, Harry Thaw Hates Everybody, Indecent Exposure Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center

Elsa Wolthausen, Medea, the Musical!, Hudson Mainstage Theater

 

ONE-ACT PERFORMANCE, MALE

Jeff Boland, Bible Stories, Celebration Theater

Brian Cox, St. Nicholas, Matrix Theater

Steve White, Dutchman, Authentic Company at the Theater at the Improv

 

ONE-ACT PERFORMANCE, FEMALE

Shannon O'Hurley, Show and Tell, Circle X Theater Company at Stages Theater

April White, Dutchman, Authentic Company at the Theater at the Improv

Marian Woods, Bible Stories, Celebration Theater

 

PLAYWRITING

John Fisher, Medea: The Musical!, Hudson Mainstage Theater

Larry Dean Harris, Bible Stories, Celebration Theater

Wendy Kesselman, My Sister in This House, Hole Brain Productions at the McCadden Place Theater

Paul Mullin, Louis Slotin Sonata, Circle X Theater Company at the Hollywood Court Theater

Tom Scanlon, The Superhumans, Moving Arts

Wesley Walker, The Conception, Oxblood Theater Company at Glaxa Studios

 

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