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The Rep wins big at Theater Circle Awards, followed by Muny and Insight

Mar 23, 2015

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis was the biggest winner at Monday night's local Theater Circle Awards.

The Rep won nine awards, overall, more than any other company. Five of them were for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The Muny took home six awards, four of which were for “Seussical.” Insight Theatre garnered five awards, all of them for its “Death of a Salesman.” St. Louis Actors' Studio won four awards.

Comedy, musicals and drama each have their own set of awards for performers, directors, productions and other categories.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' was the big winner for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Credit Provided by the Rep

There was one tie. Insight Theater's "Death of a Salesman" and HotCity's "The Normal Heart" both won for Outstanding Production of a Drama, letting HotCity bow out of St. Louis' theater scene with a final Theater Circle Award for its staging of Larry Kramer's classic drama about the early days of the AIDS crisis.

2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Award Winners

Outstanding ensemble in a comedy

"All in the Timing," St. Louis Actors’ Studio

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Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy

Nancy Lewis, "Blithe Spirit," St. Louis Actors’ Studio

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Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy

Michael James Reed, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

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Outstanding actress in a comedy

Nancy Bell, "Blithe Spirit," St. Louis Actors’ Studio

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Outstanding actor in a comedy

Raymond McAnally, "One Man, Two Guvnors," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

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Outstanding director of a comedy

Paul Mason Barnes, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis*

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Outstanding production of a comedy

"Blithe Spirit," St. Louis Actors’ Studio

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Outstanding ensemble in a drama

"Death of a Salesman," Insight Theatre Company

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Outstanding supporting actress in a drama

Katie Donnelly, "Eat Your Heart Out," R-S Theatrics

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Outstanding supporting actor in a drama

Jason Contini, "Death of a Salesman," Insight Theatre Company

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Outstanding actress in a drama

Kate Levy, "The Other Place," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis*

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Outstanding actor in a drama

John Contini, "Death of a Salesman," Insight Theatre Company*

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Outstanding director of a drama

Wayne Loui, "Death of a Salesman," Insight Theatre Company*

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Outstanding production of a drama - tie

"Death of a Salesman," Insight Theatre Company*

"The Normal Heart," HotCity Theatre*

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Outstanding set design in a play

Michael Ganio, "Other Desert Cities," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis*

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Outstanding costume design in a play

Susan Branch Towne, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis*

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Outstanding lighting design in a play

Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis*

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Outstanding sound design in a play

Barry G. Funderburg, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis*

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Outstanding set design in a musical

Robert Mark Morgan, "Seussical," The Muny

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Outstanding costume design in a musical

Leon Dobkowski, "Seussical," The Muny

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Outstanding lighting design in a musical

Rob Denton, "Seussical," The Muny

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Outstanding musical director

Jeffrey Richard Carter, "Bonnie & Clyde," New Line Theatre

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Outstanding choreographer

Stephen Bourneuf, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Stages St. Louis

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Outstanding ensemble in a musical

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Stages St. Louis

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Outstanding supporting actress in a musical

Sara Kapner, "The Addams Family," The Muny

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Outstanding supporting actor in a musical

Rob McClure, "Hello, Dolly!," The Muny

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Outstanding actress in a musical

Lavonne Byers, "Cabaret," Stray Dog Theatre

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Outstanding actor in a musical

Ben Nordstrom, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Stages St. Louis

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Outstanding director of a musical

Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy, "Bonnie & Clyde," New Line Theatre

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Outstanding production of a musical

"Seussical," The Muny

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Outstanding new play

Rebecca Gilman, "Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

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Special awards (recognizing a body of work)

Donna Northcott, St. Louis Shakespeare

Agnes Wilcox, Prison Performing Arts

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