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Students Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards

Greenberg Theatre

Many of our students perform in the Greenberg Theatre while at AU.

This year, AU students were nominated for 21 Helen Hayes awards. The annual Helen Hayes Awards are Washington theatre’s highest honors and bring together theatre makers and theatre lovers to celebrate excellence on Washington professional stages. 

"The fact that we have so many students nominated for such a prestigious award certainly is testament to the quality of training students receive in our program,” said Sybil Williams, professorial lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts. “But equally important, it is evidence of the caliber of students that we continue to attract as a viable program in a city with such outstanding professional theatres. Our goal is to continue to contribute to the vibrant DC theater community by consistently producing innovative, imaginative, and disciplined theatre artists/scholars who push the boundaries of the field in wildly exciting ways."

 

2015 Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical-HAYES Production
Samuel Edgerly, BA musical theater ’12
Ordinary Days, Round House Theatre

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play-HELEN Production 
Katie Ryan, BA theater ’12
Terminus, Studio Theatre 

 

Outstanding Choreography in a Musical-HELEN Production 
Kelsea Edgerly, BA musical theater and journalism ’12
Miss Nelson is Missing, Adventure Theatre MTC 

 

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical-HELEN Production
Josh Sticklin, BA political science and musical theater ’08
Hair, The Keegan Theatre 

Ben Gibson, BA musical theatre ’06
Spamalot, Toby’s Dinner Theatre 

 

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical-HAYES Production 
Kelsea Edgerly, BA musical theater and journalism ’12
Vishal Vaidya, BA musical theatre and international studies ’08
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ford’s Theatre 

David Landstrom, BA musical theatre ’12
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Olney Theatre Center 

Angela Miller, BA musical theatre ’12
Sunday in the Park with George, Signature Theatre

 

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play-HELEN Production 
Pasquale Guiducci
, BA musical theatre and secondary education ’13 Chelsea Thaler, BA theatre ’14
The Island of Doctor Moreau, Synetic Theater 

Adi Stein, BA theatre and philosophy ’12
The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Theater Alliance

 

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play-HAYES Production 
Michael Litchfield, BA theatre ’12
Colossal, Olney Theatre Center 

 

Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences 
Don Michael Mendoza, BA musical theatre and journalism ’10
The Jungle Book, Adventure Theatre MTC  

 

Outstanding Musical-HELEN Production 
Josh Sticklin, BA political science and musical theater ’08
Hair, The Keegan Theatre  

Ben Gibson, BA musical theatre ’06
Spamalot, Toby’s Dinner Theatre 

 

Outstanding Musical-HAYES Production 
Angela Miller BA musical theatre ’12
Sunday in the Park with George, Signature Theatre 

 

Outstanding Play-HELEN Production 
Adi Stein, BA theatre and philosophy ’12
The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Theater Alliance 

 

Outstanding Play-HAYES Production 
Michael Litchfield, BA theatre ’12
Colossal, Olney Theatre Center  

 

Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company 
Adi Stein, BA theatre and philosophy ’12
Flying V