THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Designers of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

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Here are the choices of The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts for for our Favorite Designers in a Musical and Play in 2013. Congrats to all the honorees and to every designer who worked on our local stages in 2013.

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

(1) Julie Bays for In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play at Colonial Players.

Kathryn Kelley (Lady Bountiful) & James Whalen (Scrub). Photo by Stan Barouh.
Kathryn Kelley (Lady Bountiful) & James Whalen (Scrub). Photo by Stan Barouh.

(2) Susan Boyd for Caught in the Net at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

(3) David Burdick for The Beaux Stratagem at Everyman Theatre.

(4) Linda Cho for Measure for Measure at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

(5) Andrea L. Elward for 1776 at Colonial Players.

(6) Mariah Hale for Twelfth Night at Folger Theatre.

(7) Mark Hamberger The Little Dog Laughed at Silver Spring Stage.

The Countess (Steve Sawicki) and Greta (Alec Weinberg) in 'Act a Lady' at Iron Crow Theatre Company. Photo by Daniel Ettinger.
The Countess (Steve Sawicki) and Greta (Alec Weinberg) in ‘Act a Lady’ at Iron Crow Theatre Company. Photo by Daniel Ettinger.

(8) Julie Heneghan for Act A Lady at Iron Crow Theatre Company.

(9) Frank Labovitz for Gypsy at Signature Theatre.

(10) Frank Labovitz for Torch Song Trilogy at The Studio Theatre.

Jose Guzman (Launce) with his dog companion Crab (played by a 12-year old King Charles Spaniel named Norton) in 'Two Gentlemen of Verona.' Photo by Teresa Castracane.
Jose Guzman (Launce) with his dog companion Crab (played by a 12-year old King Charles Spaniel named Norton) in ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona.’ Photo by Teresa Castracane.

 (11) Kristina Lambdin for The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

(12) Kristie Milewski for Scrooge! the Musical at Sandy Spring Theatre Group.

(13) Richard Montgomery for The Importance of Being Earnest at The Masqueraders at The United States Naval Academy.

Lion (Tobias Young) Tinman (Marquise White) Scarecrow (Bryan Daniels) and Dorothy (Ashley Johnson) in 'The Wiz' at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Baltimore. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.
Lion (Tobias Young) Tinman (Marquise White) Scarecrow (Bryan Daniels) and Dorothy (Ashley Johnson) in ‘The Wiz’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

(14) Lawrence B. Munsey for The Wiz at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Baltimore.

(15) Laura Nicholson for Into The Woods at Spotlighters Theatre.

 (16) Marla Parker for Medea at Mobtown Players.

Eileen Ward (Anna) and the children. Photo by Sonia Matthew.
Eileen Ward (Anna) and the children. Photo by Sonia Matthew.

(17) Kendra Rai for The King and I at Olney Theatre Center.

(18) Kendra Rai for The Picture of Dorian Gray at Synetic Theater.

(19) Deborah Randall for 731 DeGraw Street at Venus Theatre.

Mitchell Jarvis (Frank N. Furter) and William Hayes (Rocky) in 'The Rocky Horror Show' at The Studio Theatre. Photo by Igor Dmitry.
Mitchell Jarvis (Frank N. Furter) and William Hayes (Rocky) in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at The Studio Theatre. Photo by Igor Dmitry.

(20) Collin Ranney for The Rocky Horror Show at The Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage.

(21) Celestine Ranney Shakespeare in Hollywood at The Catholic University of America.

(22) Jean Schlichting and Kit Sibley’s for The Children’s Hour at Port City Playhouse.

King Arthur (Gary Seddon), Lady Guenevere (Emily Mudd), and Lancelot (Ben Harris) in 2nd Star Productions' 'Camelot.' Photo courtesy of 2nd Star Productions.
King Arthur (Gary Seddon), Lady Guenevere (Emily Mudd), and Lancelot (Ben Harris) in 2nd Star Productions’ ‘Camelot.’ Photo courtesy of 2nd Star Productions.

(23) Linda Swann for Camelot at 2nd Star productions.

(24) Linda Swann for Twentieth Century at Prince George’s Little Theatre.

(25) Paul Tazewell for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Arena Stage.

David Zimmerman, Matthew Pauli, and Cyle Durkee in The Hub Theatre's 'Act a Lady.' Photo by Melissa Blackall.
David Zimmerman, Matthew Pauli, and Cyle Durkee in The Hub Theatre’s ‘Act a Lady.’ Photo by Melissa Blackall.

(26) Maria Vetsch for Act a Lady at The Hub Theatre.

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BEST LIGHTING DESIGN 

(1) John D. Alexander for Broke-ology at Theater Alliance.

Foreground: Frank (Tim Getman). Background:(l to r) Rachel (Beth Hylton), River (Caitlin McColl), Cassidy (Maya Brettell), Bo (David Bishins), and Toni (Deborah Hazlett) in 'Appropriate.' Photo by Stan Barouh.
Foreground: Frank (Tim Getman). Background:(l to r) Rachel (Beth Hylton), River (Caitlin McColl), Cassidy (Maya Brettell), Bo (David Bishins), and Toni (Deborah Hazlett) in ‘Appropriate.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(2) Colin K. Bills for Appropriate at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

(3) Colin K. Bills for Detroit at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

(4) Colin K. Bills for The Picture of Dorian Gray at Synetic Theater.

(5) Peter Caress for Proof at Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions.

(6) Andrew Cissna for After the Revolution at Theater J.

(7) Ken and Patti Crowley for 33 Variations at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

(8) Sonya Dowhaluk for A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at Olney Theatre Center.

The cast of Earl’s Court in 'Neverwhere.' Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
The cast of Earl’s Court in ‘Neverwhere.’ Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

(9) Cory Ryan Frank for Neverwhere at Rorschach Theatre.

(10) Chip Gertzog for A Christmas Carol at Providence Players of Fairfax.

(11) Jimmy Gertzog for Little Shop of Horrors at Providence Players of Fairfax.

Jess Shadelbeck, Brendan McMahon, and Lauren Snyder in CUA's 'Shakespeare in Hollywood.' Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Jess Shadelbeck, Brendan McMahon, and Lauren Snyder in CUA’s ‘Shakespeare in Hollywood.’ Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

(12) Catherine Girardi for Shakespeare in Hollywood at The Catholic University of America.

(13) Andrew F. Griffin for Twelfth Night at Folger Theatre.

 (14) Marc Hurst  for Hamlet at Olney Theatre Center.

(15) Lynn Joslin for In the Heights at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

(L to R) Joseph Kamal (Sayeed), Melis Aker (Roya), Dawn Ursula (Desiree), and Khris Davis (Duke) in Love in Afghanistan at Arena Stage. Photo by Teresa Wood.
(L to R) Joseph Kamal (Sayeed), Melis Aker (Roya), Dawn Ursula (Desiree), and Khris Davis (Duke) in Love in Afghanistan at Arena Stage. Photo by Teresa Wood.

(16) Mark Lanks for Love in Afghanistan at Arena Stage.

(17) Chris Lee for Miss Saigon at Signature Theatre.

(18) Ben Levine for Parade at Kensington Arts Theatre.

(19) Jimmy Lawlor for carried away on the crest of a wave at The Hub Theatre.

‘One Day More’ with the cast of Riverside Center Dinner Theater's ‘Les Misérables.’ Photo courtesy of Riverside Center Dinner Theater.
‘One Day More’ with the cast of Riverside Center Dinner Theater’s ‘Les Misérables.’ Photo courtesy of Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

(20) Nicky Mahon for Les Misèrables at Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

(21) Shirley Panek for Communicating Doors at Colonial Players.

(22) Scott Selman for In the Heights at Act Two @ Levine.

The cast of Olney Theatre Center's 'Spring Awakening.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.
The cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Spring Awakening.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(23) Robert Wierzel for Spring Awakening at Olney Theatre Center.

 (24) Jessica Winfield for Gee’s Bend at MetroStage.

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SET DESIGN 

(1) Brian C. Barker for Les Misèrables at Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

(2) Andrew Berry for The Best of Craigslist at Flying V Theatre Company.

Adam Harrington, Dick Decareau, Analisa Leaming, and Jimmy Mavrikes in 'She Loves Me. Photo by Nancy Anderson Cordell.
Adam Harrington, Dick Decareau, Analisa Leaming, and Jimmy Mavrikes in ‘She Loves Me. Photo by Nancy Anderson Cordell.

(3) Anshuman Bhatia for She Loves Me at Infinity Theatre Company.

(4) Heidi Castle-Smith for These Shining Lives at Arts Collective@HCC.

(5) Tony Cisek for Bell at National Geographic Live.

The cast in the Ford’s Theatre production of ‘Our Town.’ Photo by T. Charles Erickson.
The cast in the Ford’s Theatre’s production of ‘Our Town.’ Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

(6) Tony Cisek for Our Town at Ford’s Theatre.

(7) Tony Cisek for 12th Night at Folger Theatre.

(8) Daniel Conway for Love in Afghanistan at Arena Stage.

L to R: Katelyn Wattendorf (Mary), Ellie Milewski (Evelyn), Cynthia Mullins (Peggy) and Jenni Patton (Rosalie) in 'The Children's Hour.' Photo by Michael deBlois.
L to R: Katelyn Wattendorf (Mary), Ellie Milewski (Evelyn), Cynthia Mullins (Peggy) and Jenni Patton (Rosalie) in ‘The Children’s Hour.’ Photo by Michael deBlois.

(9) Raedun de Alba for The Children’s Hour at Port City Playhouse.

 (10) Ember Di Salvo for The Mousetrap at The Parlor Room Theater.

(11) Alexander Dodge for Measure for Measure at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

(12) Dr. Thomas Donahue for Shakespeare in Hollywood at The Catholic University of America.

Daniel Ettinger’s set and cast of Everyman Theatre’s ‘August: Osage County.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.
Daniel Ettinger’s set and cast of Everyman Theatre’s ‘August: Osage County.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

 (13) Daniel Ettinger for August: Osage County at Everyman Theatre.

(14) James Fouchard for The King and I at The Olney Theatre Center.

(15) Chip Gertzog and John Coscia for Little Shop of Horrors at Providence Players of Fairfax.

Enjolras (Ben Lurye) and The Students of the Revolution at the Barricade. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.
Enjolras (Ben Lurye) and The Students of the Revolution at the Barricade. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

(16) David A. Hopkins for Les Misèrables at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

(17) Misha Kachman for The Lyons at Round House Theatre.

(l to r) Kenny (Danny Gavigan) and Ben (Tim Getman) in 'Detroit.' Photo by Stan Barouh.
(l to r) Kenny (Danny Gavigan) and Ben (Tim Getman) in ‘Detroit.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(18) Tom Kamm for Detroit at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

(19) Matt Karner for Parade at Kensington Arts Theatre.

(20) Bill Kiska and Jordan Stockdale for Sunset Boulevard at Way Off Broadway.

The Vicar (Brendan Perry) and Miss Skillon (Carleigh Jones) in 'See How They Run.' Photo courtesy of Greenbelt Arts Center.
The Vicar (Brendan Perry) and Miss Skillon (Carleigh Jones) in ‘See How They Run.’ Photo courtesy of Greenbelt Arts Center.

(21) Bob Kleinberg for See How They Run at Greenbelt Arts Center.

(22) Adam Koch for Miss Saigon at Signature Theatre.

(23) James Kronzer for Cinderella at The Washington Ballet.

Alexander Strain (Richard Roma) and Rick Foucheux (Shelly Levene) in 'Glenn Gary Glen Ross.' Photo by Danisha Crosby.
Alexander Strain (Richard Roma) and Rick Foucheux (Shelly Levene) in ‘Glenn Gary Glen Ross.’ Photo by Danisha Crosby.

(24) James Kronzer for Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre.

(25) James Kronzer for THIS at Round House Theatre.

(26) Kevin Kuchar for Next to Normal  at Act Two @Levine.

(27) Kevin Kuchar, Adam Adam Bacigalupo, and Scott Selman for In the Heights at Act Two @ Levine.

The cast from ‘Sweet Charity.’ Photo courtesy of The Catholic University of America.
The cast from ‘Sweet Charity.’ Photo courtesy of The Catholic University of America.

(28) JD Madson  for Sweet Charity at The Catholic University of America.

(29) Jack Magaw for Clybourne Park & Beneatha’s Place (The Raisin Cycle Rep) at CENTERSTAGE.

(30) Gregg Martin for Shakespeare in Hollywood at The Catholic University of America.

Mary (Barbara Wilson) and Margaret (Gayle Grimes) recite the Catholic “Profession of Faith” before Father Murphy (Mark Yaeger). Photo courtesy of Reston Community Players.
Mary (Barbara Wilson) and Margaret (Gayle Grimes) recite the Catholic “Profession of Faith” before Father Murphy (Mark Yaeger). Photo courtesy of Reston Community Players.

(31) Maggie Modig for The Savannah Disputation at Reston Community Players.

(32) Britney Mongold for Scrooge! The Musical at Sandy Spring Theatre Group.

(33) Joseph Musumeci for King John at WSC Avant Bard.

Ian Armstrong (King John). Photo by Christopher Maddaloni.
Ian Armstrong (King John). Photo by Christopher Maddaloni.

(34) Daniel Pinha for The Picture of Dorian Gray at Synetic Theater.

(35) Clint Ramos for Appropriate at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Benedick (Grayson Owen) and Beatrice (Chandish Nester). Photo courtesy of Annapolis Shakespeare Company.
Benedick (Grayson Owen) and Beatrice (Chandish Nester). Photo courtesy of Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

(36) Steven Royal for Much Ado About Nothing at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

(37) Steven Royal for Noises Off at 1st Stage.

(38) Steven Royal for The Pitmen Painters at 1st Stage.

(l to r) Gregory Solomon (Conrad Feininger) Victor Franz (Peter Wray) Walter Franz (Nigel Reed), and Esther Franz (Kathleen Ruttun) in 'The Price.' Photo by Stan Barouh.
(l to r) Gregory Solomon (Conrad Feininger) Victor Franz (Peter Wray) Walter Franz (Nigel Reed), and Esther Franz (Kathleen Ruttun) in ‘The Price.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(39) Ken Sheats for The Price at Bay Theatre Company.

(40) Stefan Ways and the WALL HUNTERS SLUMLORD PROJECT for Hair at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative.

(41) Mark Wendland for If/Then at The National Theatre.

(42) Alan Zemla for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Spotlighters Theatre.

Jillian Mueller (Alex Owens) and Matthew Hydzik (Nick Hurley) in 'Flashdance The Musical.' Photo by Jeremy Daniel.
Jillian Mueller (Alex Owens) and Matthew Hydzik (Nick Hurley) in ‘Flashdance The Musical.’ Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

(43) Klara Zieglerova for Flashdance The Musical at The Kennedy Center.

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SOUND DESIGN

(1) Wes Bedsworth for 1776 at Colonial Players.

Marlon Russ, G. Alverez Reid, and Jacobi Howard. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Marlon Russ, G. Alverez Reid, and Jacobi Howard. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

(2) Marcus Darnley for Broke-ology at Theater Alliance.

(3) Sean Doyle for Shiloh Rules at Port City Playhouse.

Bill Largess performing 'Dante's Inferno' at Washington Stage Guild. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Bill Largess performing ‘Dante’s Inferno’ at Washington Stage Guild. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

(4) Frank DiSalvo, Jr. for Dante’s Inferno at The Washington Stage Guild.

(5) Aidan Gray for In the Heights at Act Two @ Levine.

(6) Patrick Hughes for The Pillowman at Silver Spring Stage.

(7) Elisheba Ittoop for Love in Afghanistan at Arena Stage.

(8) Steven Krigel for The Tropic of X at Single Carrot Theatre.

(9) Veronica J. Lancaster for Neverwhere at Rorschach Theatre.

(L to R): Nancy Robinette and Megan Anderson. Photo by Stan Barouh.
(L to R): Nancy Robinette and Megan Anderson in ‘After the Revolution.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(10) Matthew M. Nielson for After the Revolution at Theater J.

(11) Matthew M. Nielson for carried away on the crest of a wave at The Hub Theatre.

(12) Matthew M. Nielson for The Lyons at Round House Theatre.

Sir Andrew Aguecheek (James Konicek), Viola (Emily Trask), Feste (Louis Butelli), and Sir Toby Bech (Craig Wallace). Photo by Scott Suchman.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek (James Konicek), Viola (Emily Trask), Feste (Louis Butelli), and Sir Toby Bech (Craig Wallace). Photo by Scott Suchman.

(13) Matthew M. Nielson for Twelfth Night at Folger Theatre.

(14) Bradley C. Porter for King John at WSC Avant Bard.  

   (15) Bradley C. Porter for The Pitmen Painters at 1st Stage.

(l-r) Melissa Hmelnicky and Brandon Cater in 'Smudge.' Photo by Lucas Zuniga.
(l-r) Melissa Hmelnicky and Brandon Cater in ‘Smudge.’ Photo by Lucas Zuniga.

  (16) Brandon Roe for Smudge at Pinky Swear Productions.

(17) Matt Rowe for Company at Signature Theatre.

Kim (Diana Huey, center) and the cats of ‘Miss Saigon.’ Photo by Christopher Mueller.
Kim (Diana Huey, center) and the cats of ‘Miss Saigon.’ Photo by Christopher Mueller.

(18) Matt Rowe for Miss Saigon at Signature Theatre.

(19) Ryan Rumery for The Convert at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

(20) Bryan Schlein for Apartment 213 at Iron Crow Theatre Company.

(21) Eric Shimelonis for How to Write a New Book for the Bible at Round House Theatre Company.

(22) John Shivers and David Partridge for Flashdance The Musical at The Kennedy Center.

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LINKS:

DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s 2013 Special Awards.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Plays of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical’ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.  

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Director in a Musical and Play by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musical Direction and Choreography′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Ensembles in a Musical and Play’ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

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