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Hartford Stage’s Hamlet wins Five 2014-2015 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Play, nods for director Darko Tresnjak, Edward James Hyland, Zach Appelman and Jane Shaw

Edward James Hyland accepts the 2014-2015 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Hartford Stage's Hamlet at the Yale's Iseman Theater in New Haven on June 22, 2015. Credit: Mara Lavitt Photography

Edward James Hyland accepts the 2014-2015 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Hartford Stage’s Hamlet at the Yale’s Iseman Theater in New Haven on June 22, 2015. Credit: Mara Lavitt Photography

Hartford Stage’s production of the Darko Tresnjak helmed Hamlet was the big winner at the 2014-2015 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards at the Yale’s Iseman Theater in New Haven on June 22, winning in five of the nine categories it was nominated for including Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Zach Appelman), Outstanding Director of a Play (Darko Tresnjak), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Edward James Hyland), and Outstanding Sound Design (Jane Shaw).

Carmen de Lavallade received the Killen Award for outstanding contribution to Connecticut theater at the Yale's Iseman Theater in New Haven on June 22, 2015. Credit: Mara Lavitt Photography

Carmen de Lavallade received the Killen Award for outstanding contribution to Connecticut theater at the Yale’s Iseman Theater in New Haven on June 22, 2015. Credit: Mara Lavitt Photography

Special Awards recipients included Carmen de Lavallade, who received the Killen Award for outstanding contribution to Connecticut theater, the Summer Theatre of New Canaan for its DramaRamas program, the Split Knuckle Theatre Company for its production of “Endurance,” and Shawn Boyle, for his work on Yale Repertory’s production of “Elevada.”

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Connecticut Critics Circle Awards: 2014-2015

Outstanding Production of a Play

Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Keilly McQuail
Bad Jews, Long Wharf

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Zach Appelman
Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Danielle Bowen
All Shook Up, Ivoryton

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Adam Heller
Fiddler on the Roof, Goodspeed

Outstanding Director of a Play

Darko Tresnjak
Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Rob Ruggiero
Fiddler on the Roof, Goodpseed

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Edward James Hyland
Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Rebekah Brockman
Arcadia, Yale Rep

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Megan Sikora
Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Stephen DeRosa
Sing For Your Shakespeare, Westport Country Playhouse

Outstanding Choreographer

Peggy Hickey
Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Set Design

Alexander Dodge
Private Lives, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Lighting Design

Tyler Micoleau
Elevada, Yale Rep

Outstanding Costume Design

Alejo Vietti
Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

Outstanding Sound Design

Jane Shaw
Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Outstanding Ensemble

Tie
Cast of Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Long Wharf

Penny Balfour
Grayson DeJesus
Tom Riis Farrell
Ronald Guttman
David Margulies
Dina Shihabi
Jake Silberman
Jonathan Spivey
Robbie Tann

Cast of  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Playhouse on Park

Kevin Barlowski
Hillary Ekwall
Emily Kron
Steven Mooney
Maya Naff
Joel Newsome
Norman Payne
Natalie Sannes
Scott Scaffidi

Outstanding Debut

Carl Lundstedt
Reverberation, Hartford Stage

Special Awards

DramaRamas Program of the Summer Theatre of New Canaan
Shawn Boyle (projection designer) Elevada, Yale Repertory Theatre
Split Knuckle Theatre Company — production of Endurance

Tom Killen Award

Carmen de Lavallade

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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