Helen Hayes Awards Recipients Announced by Joel Markowitz

Here are the 2012 Helen Hayes Awards recipients, announced at The Warner Theatre on April 23. 2012:

Outstanding Resident Musical: Hairspray, at Signature Theatre.

Outstanding Resident Play: Ruined, at Arena Stage

Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production: Irina Tsikurishvili and Ben Cunis, for King Lear, at Synetic Theater.

Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production: Kendra Rai, for The Green Bird, at Constellation Theatre Company.

Outstanding Director, Resident Musical: Michael Baron for A Year With Frog and Toad, at Adventure Theatre MTC.

Outstanding Director, Resident Play: Aaron Posner, for Cyrano, at Folger Theatre.

Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Musical: Hairspray, at Signature Theatre.

Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play: King Lear, at Synetic Theater.

Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production: Sahr Ngaujah, FELA!, at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical: Euan Morton, for Parade, at Ford’s Theatre and Theater J.

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production: Cate Blanchett, for Uncle Vanya, at The Kennedy Center.

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical: Carolyn Cole, for Hairspray, at Signature Theatre.

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play: TIE: Rena Cherry Brown, for Wit, at Bay Theatre Company, Inc. and Erica Sullivan, for Venus in Fur, at The Studio Theatre.

Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production: Andrew F. Griffin, for King Lear, at  Synetic Theater.

Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production: Jon Kalbfleisch, for Hairspray, at Signature Theatre.

Outstanding Non-Resident Production: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, at Arena Stage.

Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences: Charlotte’s Web, at Adventure Theatre MTC.

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production: Lee Savage for Much Ado About Nothing, at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production: TIE: Chris Baine, A Bright New Boise, at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Irakli Kavsadze and Konstantine Lortkipanidze, for King Lear, at Synetic Theater.

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical: Matthew DeLorenzo, for Pop!, at The Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage.

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play: Ted van Griethuysen, in Much Ado About Nothing, at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical: Nova Y. Payton, for Hairspray, at Signature Theatre.

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play: Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, for After the Fall, at Theater J.

Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production: Hugo Weaving, in Uncle Vanya, at The Kennedy Center.

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical: Marc Acito, for Birds of a Feather, at The Hub Theatre.

The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play: Mitchell Hébert, for After the Fall, at Theater J.

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