TDPS 2018 Helen Hayes Award Recipients

May 15, 2018

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies was well represented at DC Theater’s Big Night Out. With several nominations and winners in five categories, we are proud to be recognized for the outstanding work that our students, facutly and alumni do in professional theater. 

The Helen Hayes Awards is among the country's most prestigious cultural honors, recognizing and celebrating excellence in professional theater throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Congratulations to all the 2018 Helen Hayes recipients!

Outstanding Set Design – Helen
Debra Kim Sivigny, Forgotten Kingdoms, Rorschach Theatre
MFA Costume Design, 2004
Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical – Hayes
Ragtime, Ford’s Theatre
Leigh Wilson Smiley (TDPS Director), Dialect and Voice Director 
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play – Hayes
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ford’s Theatre 
Leigh Wilson Smiley (TDPS Director), Dialect and Voice Director 
Outstanding Costume Design – Helen
Robert Croghan, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre
MFA Costume Design Alumni, 2015
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play – Helen
Felicia Curry, Lela & Co, Factory 449
TDPS Alumni, 2002

This year’s awards represent 65 eligible theatres and 47 categories for artistic excellence, plus the 2018 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.

Click here for a full list of the 2018 Helen Hayes Award Winners