TDPS in the 2020 Helen Hayes nominations

February 4, 2020

Congratulations to the faculty and alumni from the University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) who were nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards! Check out all the TDPS folks who were recognized for their phenomenal work in the theater scene of DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Outstanding Choreography in a Play – Hayes
Orange Grove Dance (Colette Krogol and Matthew Reeves) – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Round House Theatre)
 
Outstanding Choreography in a Play – Helen
Casey Kaleba – Topdog/Underdog (Avant Bard Theatre)
 
Outstanding Costume Design – Helen
Kristen Ahern – Daddy Long Legs (Monumental Theatre Company)
Jeannette Christensen – Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” (Adventure Theatre MTC)
Frank Labovitz – Little Shop of Horrors (Constellation Theatre Company)
 
Outstanding Lighting Design – Helen
Brian S. Allard – Cyrano de Bergerac (Synetic Theatre)
Alberto Segarra (lighting designer), Kelly Colburn (projections/media designer) – Blood at the Root (Theater Alliance)
 
Outstanding Set Design – Hayes
Milagros Ponce de Leon – Into the Woods (Ford’s Theatre)
Milagros Ponce de Leon – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (Olney Theatre Center)
 
Outstanding Set Design – Helen
A.J. Guban – Little Shop of Horrors (Constellation Theatre Company)
 
Outstanding Direction in a Play – Hayes
Jared Mezzocchi (co-director) – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Round House Theatre)
 
Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical – Hayes
Newsies (Arena Stage)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play (Hayes)
Moriamo Tẹmídayọ Akibu – School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play (Round House Theatre)
 
James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play – Helen
Aaron Bliden – Beep Beep (Arts on the Horizon)
 
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Hayes
Felicia Curry – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical (The Kennedy Center)
 
Robert Protsky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play – Hayes
Gary-Kayi Fletcher – The Brothers Size (1st Stage)

Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play - Helen
Patrick Joy – columbinus (1st Stage)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play – Helen
Felicia Curry – Agnes of God (Factory 449)
 
Outstanding Production in a Musical – Hayes
Newsies (Arena Stage)
 
We had a number of TDPS folks working on Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Round House Theatre, which received a total of six nominations! Here is a full list:

Outstanding Choreography in a Play – Hayes
Outstanding Direction in a Play – Hayes
Outstanding Lighting Design – Hayes
Outstanding Sound Design – Hayes
Robert Protsky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play – Hayes
Outstanding Production in a Play – Hayes

In addition, Sisi Reid '15 was in Day of Absence (Theater Alliance), which was nominated for Outstanding Ensemble In a Play.