Critics Circle announces 2018 ceremony
SAN DIEGO (Aug. 26, 2017) — The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the date for its 2017 Craig Noel Awards. The ceremony will take place on Feb. 12, 2018, in San Diego.
Fundraising for the next ceremony is now under way. If you would like to help us ensure the future of the Craig Noel Awards, please contact us or make a tax-deductible donation through our website. Our need for support has never been greater than it is today.
Details on the location and specifics of the ceremony will be announced at the end of the year. Please visit this website for further updates in January.
As in past years, invitations will be sent out via email on Jan. 1. If you would like to be added to the invite list, please email Critics Circle president Pam Kragen at email@example.com.
2016 Craig Noel Award winners announced
Intrepid’s ‘Virginia Woolf,’ Cygnet’s Wilson rep and ion’s ‘Sunday’ triumph
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 7, 2017) — The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented its 2016 Craig Noel Awards on Monday, Feb. 6, 207, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.
The critics’ 15th annual awards ceremony drew nearly 600 people from as far as Los Angeles.
Here are the award winners:
Actor of the Year, Female
Melissa Fernandes – Body of Work
Actor of the Year, Male
Ro Boddie – Body of Work 2016
Designer of the Year
Scenic designer Sean Fanning
Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Work by a Small Theater
Outstanding Young Artist Award
Reed Lievers – “Big River,” New Village Arts
Outstanding Dramatic Production
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Intrepid Theatre
Outstanding Resident Musical
“October Sky,” The Old Globe
Outstanding New Play
“Junk: The Golden Age of Debt” by Ayad Akhtar, La Jolla Playhouse
Outstanding Touring Production
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Broadway/San Diego
Outstanding Direction of a Play
Christy Yael-Cox, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Intrepid Theatre
Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Glenn Paris & Kim Strassburger – “Sunday in the Park with George,” ion theatre
August Wilson Repertory Company – Cygnet Theatre
Outstanding Solo Performance
Rosina Reynolds – “Golda’s Balcony,” New Village Arts
Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male
Justin Huertas – “Lizard Boy,” Diversionary Theatre
Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Female
Carolyn Agan – “Ragtime,” San Diego Musical Theatre
Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Female
Allison Spratt Pearce – “Gypsy,” Cygnet Theatre
Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Male
Sean Allan Krill – “Sense and Sensibility,” The Old Globe
Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Male
Robert Smyth – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Intrepid Theatre
Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Female
Deborah Gilmour Smyth – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Intrepid Theatre
Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play, Male
Laurence Brown – “Seven Guitars,” Cygnet Theatre
Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play, Female
Kim Strassburger – “The Normal Heart,” ion theatre
Outstanding Music Direction
Don LeMaster – “Ragtime,” San Diego Musical Theatre
Colleen Kollar Smith – “American Rhythm,” Lamb’s Players Theatre
Outstanding Original Score
Tim Rosser – “The Boy Who Danced on Air,” Diversionary Theatre
Outstanding Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty – “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” The Old Globe
Outstanding Sound Design
Charles Coes & Nathan A. Roberts – “tokyo fish story,” The Old Globe
Outstanding Costume Design
Jennifer Brawn Gittings – “Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show,” Cygnet Theatre
Outstanding Lighting Design
Howell Binkley – “Hollywood,” La Jolla Playhouse
Outstanding Projection Design
Blake McCarty – “Sunday in the Park with George,” ion theatre
What is the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle?
Founded in 1983 and re-established in 2002, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is an independent, nonprofit organization of print and online theater critics dedicated to open and honest dialogue about theater in San Diego County and to honoring artistic excellence.
The members of our organization are professional critics writing for daily newspapers, magazines, entertainment trade publications and Web sites in San Diego County.
The organization’s major event is an awards program held each February, honoring the previous year’s finest in theater production, direction, acting, playwriting, scoring and technical achievements.
The event is presented free of charge to the theatrical community thanks to the gracious support of private underwriters. In 2002, the awards were renamed in honor of Craig Noel, longtime artistic director at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the founding father of San Diego’s theater community, who passed away in 2010.
The Craig Noel Awards program is underwritten by local arts philanthropists, including Audrey Geisel, Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore, Performing Arts LIVE, Osborn & Dea Hurston, Jay & Julie Sarno, Yolanda Braunagel, Stanley Cohen, Ralph Johnson and Trina Kaplan.