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On Jan. 25, 2010, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the eighth annual Craig Noel Awards for Excellence in Theatre, honoring the outstanding achievements on San Diego stages in 2009.

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The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle’s

2009 Craig Noel Awards:

SPECIAL AWARDEES:

* DJ Sullivan, San Diego actor/teacher/labor organizer for more than 40 years - Lifetime Achievement Award

 * Darko Tresnjak, former artistic director of the Old Globe's Summer Shakespeare Festival - For his vivid reimagining of the classics.

 

SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT

"Looking for An Echo" – Ira Aldridge Repertory Players

 

OUTSTANDING RESIDENT MUSICAL

"42nd Street" - Moonlight Stage Productions

 

OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL
"Bonnie & Clyde" – La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Jeff Calhoun, "Bonnie & Clyde," La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION

John McDaniel: "Bonnie & Clyde," La Jolla Playhouse

Mark Danisovszky, "Threepenny Opera," San Diego Rep

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL, FEMALE

Colleen Kollar Smith, "Bed and Sofa," Cygnet Theatre

Laura Osnes, "Bonnie & Clyde," La Jolla Playhouse 

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL, MALE

Obba Babatundé, "Sammy," The Old Globe

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL, MALE

Jordan Miller, "Bed and Sofa,: Cygnet Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL, FEMALE

Sara Chase, "The First Wives Club," The Old Globe

Melissa van der Schyff, "Bonnie & Clyde," La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Keith Young, "Sammy," The Old Globe

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Darko Tresnjak, "Cyrano de Bergerac," The Old Globe

 

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

Lindsay Jones, "Opus," The Old Globe  

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

Linda Cho, "Twelfth Night," The Old Globe

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

Japhy Weideman, "Creditors," La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

Michael McKeon, "Killer Joe," Compass Theatre

Robert Brill, "Creditors," La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC FOR A PLAY

Christopher R. Walker, "Twelfth Night," Old Globe

David Van Tieghem, "Creditors," La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE 

"Noises Off," Cygnet Theatre

"The Dresser," North Coast Repertory Theatre

"Opus," The Old Globe

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY, FEMALE

Amanda Sitton, "Doubt," San Diego Repertory Theatre

Harriet Harris, "Unusual Acts of Devotion," La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY, MALE

Armin Shimerman, "The Seafarer," San Diego Repertory Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY, MALE

Patrick Page, "Cyrano de Bergerac," The Old Globe

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY, FEMALE:

Karson St. John, "The Little Dog Laughed," Diversionary

Dana Hooley, "Frozen," ion theatre

 

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ARTIST

Ian Brininstool, "Over the Tavern," North Coast Repertory Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING TOURING PRODUCTION

"The 39 Steps," La Jolla Playhouse

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRODUCTION

"Cyrano de Bergerac," The Old Globe

 

OUTSTANDING ADAPTATION OF A PLAY

"Creditors," Doug Wright, La Jolla Playhouse

 

Special thanks to these contributors
for helping to make our presentation grand:

Donald and Darlene Shiley
Danah H. Fayman
 The Seuss Foundation and Audrey Geisel
Harvey and Sheryl White Foundation
Sheila & Jeff Lipinsky

Giuseppe Fine Catering & Eurobar Espresso

The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Musical accompanist Justin Gray
Event photographer Ion Moe