IRNE Nominations

by:  Todd Williams at 02/16/2010

The Huntington garnered 29 IRNE nominations for plays produced in 2009, more than any other local theatre company.

The nominees are:

A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

  • Best Supporting Actress, Jacqui Parker
  • Best Supporting Actress, Uzo Aduba
  • Best Child Actor: Alanna T. Logan

Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding Road

  • Best Solo Performance


  • Best Lighting Design, Ann Wrightson
  • Best Sound Design, Ben Emerson
  • Best Supporting Actor, Warner Miller
  • Best Supporting Actor, Bill Nunn
  • Best Supporting Actor, Eugene Lee
  • Best Actress, Crystal Fox
  • Best Actor, John Beasley
  • Best Director, Kenny Leon
  • Best Production

Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

  • Best Scenic Design, Rob Bissinger 
  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Choreography, Denis Jones
  • Best Supporting Actor (Musical), Ed Dixon
  • Best Direction, Gordon Greenberg
  • Best Production of a Musical

The Miracle at Naples

  • Best New Play, David Grimm
  • Best Costume Design, Anita Yavich
  • Best Ensemble

Two Men of Florence

  • Best New Play, Richard N. Goodwin
  • Best Scenic Design, Francis O'Connor
  • Best Lighting Design, Ben Ormerod
  • Best Costume Design, Francis O'Connor

The Corn Is Green

  • Best Lead Actress, Kate Burton
  • Best Director, Nicholas Martin
  • Best Production of a Play

Congrats also to staffers  M. Bevin O’Gara, Best Director, for The Pain and the Itch (Company One), and Danny Bryck, Best Actor in a Musical,  for Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Blue Spruce Theatre) 

The Awards will be presented on Monday, April 19 at the Boston Center for the Arts' Cyclorama at 7:30pm. 

More info and the full list at Stagesource.

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About me

Todd Williams has contributed to the Huntington's blog since it was started in the fall of 2006, and he enjoys writing and sharing the Huntington's activities here whenever he can.

Todd started working at the Huntington in 1991 as light board operator, and then served as the Master Electrician for 10 seasons. Todd is now the Huntington Theatre Company's Production Mangager, the position he has held since 2002 .

Todd previously worked for the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, and The Collins Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to the many shows that Todd has worked on here, his favorite project has been working with the Huntington staff, architects, consultants and contractors to design and build out the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, which opened as the Huntington's second stage in 2004.

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