We've already celebrated our nominations with you, but how about all our family of artists who got nominated for their work? Here is your PT-Friendly Guide to the Jessies Nominations!
First, some of the faces you'll recognize from our stage: Andrew McNee was in JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN, and will be in THE SEAFARER next season, and was nominated for his role in BOEING-BOEING. You'll remember Andrew Wheeler from RE:UNION (which he was nominated for last year), and this year he is nominated for CLYBOURNE PARK. Gina Chiarelli was in THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED, and, some time ago, THE FEVER, PRODIGAL SON, and AGNES OF GOD (Jessie award winner for that one), and her nomination this year is for her tour-de-force role in MASTER CLASS. Kayvon Kelly received a nomination for his role here in MOTHER TERESA IS DEAD, but has also been nominated for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. A few years Benjamin Elliott made us all laugh in CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR, and he has received two nominations this year for musical direcion of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, and for his role in BROKEN SEX DOLL. Then Mack Gordon, who you saw this season in WITTENBERG and our touring production of THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, was nominated with his ensemble cast for CAT IN THE HAT. On stage in WITTENBERG with Mack was Marcus Youssef, who has been nominated for his new script HOW HAS MY LOVE AFFECTED YOU. Lauren Bowler is one who you haven't seen on our stage (she did choreography for GODSPELL), but she performs all over the place and was nominated for her role in HIGH SOCIETY. Finally, you haven't seen him on our stage yet either, but John Emmet Tracy will be in THE SEAFARER next season (alongside fellow nominee Andrew McNee), and he was nominated for his role in TERMINUS.
Then for the folks who make it all happen behind the scenes - you might not recognize their faces, but they are vital to the work: Itai Erdal has done quite a lot of design for us, including lights for GODSPELL and lights and set for JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN, and now is nominated for his lighting designs for SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER and BROKEN SEX DOLL. John Webber did the set design for RE:UNION, and is nominated for both the lighting and set design for MASTER CLASS, as well as the lighting design for DON JUAN. Drew Facey did the set design for LEAVE OF ABSENCE and PLAYLAND, and he has been nominated for his costume designs for MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, BROKEN SEX DOLL, and CAT IN THE HAT. This season Lauchlin Johnston did set design for HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE and lighting design for LEAVE OF ABSENCE and the touring production of THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, and his nomination came in for his set design for GOD AND THE INDIAN. Naomi Sider was our costume designer on HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE, and was nominated for another play with another very long title: HOW HAS MY LOVE AFFECTED YOU. Sydney Cavanagh was at PT this season designing costumes for LEAVE OF ABSENCE, and was nominated for SANTALAND DIARIES. And finally, Jeff Tymoschuk, who provided the epic sound design and composition for THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, was nominated for his design in ARTHUR, BOY KING.
Whew! That's a lot of artists! Congratulations, everyone, your nominations are so well deserved and we are proud to have worked with you all.