The Helen Hayes Awards celebrate Washington, D.C.’s thriving theater scene that is second only to Broadway. Overseen and presented by theatreWashington, this year’s ceremony spotlights 250 nominations competing for a total of 47 awards — plus two special non-competitive honors.
Most fall under one of two main categories: the Hayes, reserved for productions featuring a majority of theater union members, or the Helen, recognizing those with fewer union members and generally produced on a smaller scale.
THE TOP 5 MOST NOMINATED THEATERS (OUT OF 33 TOTAL)
Arena Stage (25)
1st Stage (22)
Signature Theatre (21)
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (16)
Shakespeare Theatre Company (15)
THE TOP 5 MOST NOMINATED SHOWS (OUT OF 88 TOTAL)
The Wiz, Ford’s (13)
Fly By Night, 1st Stage (9)
Anything Goes, Arena (8)
Chicago, Keegan (8)
Girlfriend, Signature (8)
HAYES CATEGORIES (21)
Outstanding Production in a Musical
Anything Goes, Arena Stage
Camelot, Shakespeare Theatre Company
Cinderella, Imagination Stage
The Wiz, Ford’s Theatre
Outstanding Production in a Play
Botticelli in the Fire, Woolly Mammoth
Familiar, Woolly Mammoth
Gloria, Woolly Mammoth
The Wolves, Studio Theatre
Outstanding Direction in a Musical
Kathryn Chase Bryer, Cinderella, Imagination
Matthew Gardiner, Passion, Signature
Kent Gash, The Wiz, Ford’s
Tina Landau, Dave, Arena
Molly Smith, Anything Goes, Arena
Outstanding Direction in a Play
Kip Fagan, Gloria, Woolly Mammoth
Paige Hernandez, Queens Girl in Africa, Mosaic Theater Company
Marti Lyons, Botticelli in the Fire, Woolly Mammoth
Marti Lyons, The Wolves, Studio
David Muse, The Remains, Studio
Alan Paul, The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare
Eric Rosen, Indecent, Arena
Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
Anything Goes, Arena
The Scottsboro Boys, Signature
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rep Stage
The Princess & The Pauper – A Bollywood Tale, Imagination
To the Clouds, Arts on the Horizon
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Imagination
SPECIAL HONORS (2)
Helen Hayes Tribute
John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company
Ally Theatre Company
The 35th annual Helen Hayes Awards ceremony is Monday, May 13, starting at 7:30 p.m., at The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. Tickets are $100, or $40 to $50 for theater professionals, and includes the post-show party. Call 202-888-0020 or visit www.theanthemdc.com.
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