May 30, 2024

2003 Awards


On Jan. 26, 2004, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the second annual Craig Noel Awards for Excellence in Theatre, honoring the outstanding achievements on San Diego stages in 2003.

Holly Poe Durbin, Time Flies, Old Globe
Anna Oliver, Fräulein Else, La Jolla Playhouse
Katherine Roth, Rough Crossing, Old Globe
Joan Arhelger, Fräulein Else, La Jolla PlayhouseMike Buckley, Detective Story, Lamb’s Players
York Kennedy, Pentecost, Old Globe

Sound Design
Jeff Jones and Peter Hashagen, Cabaret, North Coast Repertory
Dan Moses Schreier, Julius Caesar, Old Globe

Set Design
John Arnone, Eden Lane, La Jolla Playhouse
Marty Burnett, Relatively Speaking, North Coast Repertory
Michael Yeargan, Pentecost, Old Globe

Original Music
Dan Moses Schreier, Julius Caesar, Old Globe
Deborah Gilmour Smyth, Detective Story, Lamb’s Players

David Brannen, Cabaret, North Coast Repertory

Detective Story, Lamb’s Players
Orphans, New Village Arts

Featured Performance, Female

Susan Denaker, A View From the Bridge, Renaissance
Cheryl Kenan Fording, Proof, San Diego Repertory

Featured Performance, Male
Kevin Chamberlin, Dirty Blonde, Old Globe
Tim Irving, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Diversionary

Lead Performance, Male
John Campion, Nuevo California, San Diego Repertory
Jesse MacKinnon, A View From the Bridge, Renaissance

Lead Performance, Female
Francesca Faridany, Fräulein Else, La Jolla Playhouse
Jessica John, A View From the Bridge, Renaissance
Kathy Najimy, Dirty Blonde, Old Globe

Lead Performance, Musical
Jeremiah Lorenz, Cabaret, North Coast Repertory

Featured Performance, Musical
Linda Libby, Cabaret, North Coast Repertory

George Flint, A View From the Bridge, Renaissance
Mark Lamos, Pentecost, Old Globe
Rick Seer, Blue/Orange, Old Globe

Direction of a Musical
Sean Murray, Cabaret, North Coast Repertory

New Play
Tina Landau, Beauty, La Jolla Playhouse
Bernardo Solano, Allan Havis and Sam Woodhouse, Nuevo California,
San Diego Repertory

Touring Production
The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, Broadway/San Diego
The Producers, Broadway/San Diego

Resident Musical
Cabaret, North Coast Repertory
The Scarlet  Pimpernel, Starlight

Resident Production
Blue/Orange, Old Globe
Fräulein Else, La Jolla Playhouse
A View From the Bridge, Renaissance

Special awards
Kirsten Brandt for Creative Achievement
La Jolla Playhouse for Creative Achievement (Page to Stage Program)
Alan Ziter for Outstanding Service in a Supportive Role as head of San Diego Performing Arts League

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

Debbie Luce

Broadway/San Diego
David C. Copley
The Dr. Seuss Foundation
Danah H. Fayman
Carol and Darrel Kinney
North County Times
The Shiley Awards in Health, Education and the Arts
Union-Tribune Publishing
Sheryl and Harvey White
Brockton Villa
Eurobar Espresso Catering
The French Gourmet
Girard Gourmet
Stephanie Emerson Catering
Raphael’s Party Rentals

San Diego Natural History Museum