The Rep was nominated for 26 awards, The Muny and the St. Louis Actors’ Studio, with 18 nominations each, and The Black Rep and the New Jewish Theatre also earned double-digit nominations, 10 each.

The 2014 Circle recipients were announced when the awards are presented on March 17 at COCA.

Fifty-four shows staged by 20 different St. Louis professional theater companies received nominations from the Circle, an organization of theater critics in the area.

Waiting for Godot, St Louis Actors’ Studio


Outstanding Ensemble:

“Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” HotCity Theatre

“The Good Doctor,” New Jewish Theatre

“Psycho Beach Party,” Stray Dog Theatre

“Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

“Waiting for Godot,” St. Louis Actors’ Studio

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

Emily Baker, “Boeing Boeing,” Dramatic License Productions

Betsy Bowman, “Pterodactyls,” SLAS

Teresa Doggett, “The Good Doctor,” New Jewish

Michelle Hand, “Maple and Vine,” HotCity

Anna Skidis, “Psycho Beach Party,” Stray Dog

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

Aaron Orion Baker, “The Good Doctor,” New Jewish

Aaron Orion Baker, “Waiting for Godot,” SLAS

William Grivna, “Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” HotCity

Anderson Matthews, “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Festival

Whit Reichert, “Pterodactyls,” SLAS

Outstanding Actress:

Glynis Bell, “Talking Heads,” SLAS

Lavonne Byers, “Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” HotCity

Rita Gardner, “4000 Miles,” Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Judi Mann, “The Lyons,” Max & Louie Productions

Donna Weinsting, “Mrs. Mannerly,” Max & Louie

Outstanding Actor:

Gary Wayne Barker, “Waiting for Godot,” SLAS

Terry Meddows, “Waiting for Godot,” SLAS

Joshua Thomas, “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Festival

David Wassilak, “The Good Doctor,” New Jewish

Ben Watts, “Psycho Beach Party,” Stray Dog

Outstanding Director:

Justin Been, “Psycho Beach Party,” Stray Dog

Rick Dildine, “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Festival

Bobby Miller, “Waiting for Godot,” SLAS

Wayne Salomon, “The Lyons,” Max & Louie

Brad Schwartz, “Boeing Boeing,” Dramatic License

Outstanding Production:

“As You Like It,” St. Louis Shakespeare

“Maple and Vine,” HotCity

“Psycho Beach Party,” Stray Dog

“Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Festival

“Waiting for Godot,” SLAS

“The Whipping Man,” The Black Rep


Outstanding Ensemble:

“Fly,” the Rep

“King Lear,” SLAS

“Our Town,” Insight Theatre Company

“The Piano Lesson,” the Black Rep

“The Whipping Man,” the Black Rep

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

Julia Crump, “Time Stands Still,” Insight

Taylor Pietz, “Our Town,” Insight

Elizabeth Townsend, “Good People,” the Rep

Donna Weinsting, “Jane Eyre,” Mustard Seed Theatre

Magan Wiles, “Diary of a Madman,” Upstream Theater

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

Aaron Orion Baker, “Good People,” the Rep

Justin Ivan Brown, “The Whipping Man,” the Black Rep

Ronald L. Conner, “The Whipping Man,” the Black Rep

Bobby Miller, “King Lear,” SLAS

Robert Mitchell, “The Piano Lesson,” the Black Rep

Outstanding Actress:

Nancy Bell, “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” SLAS

Denise Cormier, “Good People,” the Rep

Shanara Gabrielle, “Hannah Senesh,” New Jewish

Sarah Godefroid-Cannon, “Jane Eyre,” Mustard Seed

Sarah Nedwek, “Venus in Fur,” the Rep

Outstanding Actor:

John Contini, “King Lear,” SLAS

Ron Himes, “The Whipping Man,” the Black Rep

Joneal Joplin, “Our Town,” Insight

Chauncy Thomas, “Topdog/Underdog,” SLAS

Jerry Vogel, “An Iliad,” Upstream

Outstanding Director:

Seth Gordon, “Venus in Fur,” the Rep

Elizabeth Helman, “Topdog/Underdog,” SLAS

Ricardo Khan, “Fly,” the Rep

Tom Martin, “Our Town,” Insight

Wayne Salomon, “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” SLAS

Outstanding Production:

“Fly,” the Rep

“An Iliad,” Upstream

“Our Town,” Insight

“Venus in Fur,” the Rep

“The Whipping Man,” the Black Rep

Outstanding New Play:

Nancy Bell, “Old Hearts Fresh,” Shakespeare Festival

Daniel Damiano, “Day of the Dog,” SLAS

Ken Page, “Cafe Chanson,” Upstream

Lia Romano, “Connected,” HotCity

Margaret Stamell, “Childcare,” OnSite Theatre Company


Outstanding Set Design:

Beowulf Borritt, “Fly,” the Rep

Tim Case, “The Whipping Man,” the Black Rep

John Ezell, “The Mousetrap,” the Rep

Paul Shortt, “Double Indemnity,” the Rep

Margery and Peter Spack, “Freud’s Last Session,” the Rep

Outstanding Costume Design:

Teresa Doggett, “King Lear,” SLAS

JC Krajicek, “Jane Eyre,” Mustard Seed

JC Krajicek, “Maple and Vine,” HotCity

Patricia McGourty, “Sense and Sensibility,” the Rep

David Kay Mickelsen, “Double Indemnity,” the Rep

Outstanding Lighting Design:

Maureen Berry, “The Good Doctor,” New Jewish

Rui Rita and Jake DeGroot, “Fly,” the Rep

James Sale, “Double Indemnity,” the Rep

Michael Sullivan, “Maple and Vine,” HotCity

Mark Wilson, “The Whipping Man,” the Black Rep

Outstanding Sound Design:

John Gromada, “Fly,” the Rep

Ben Marcum, “Freud’s Last Session,” the Rep

Ellie Schwetye, “The Woman in Black,” Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble

Rusty Wandall, “The Mousetrap,” the Rep

Rusty Wandall, “Venus in Fur,” the Rep


Outstanding Set Design:

David Blake, “Little Shop of Horrors,” Stray Dog

Robert Mark Morgan, “West Side Story,” the Muny

Michael Schweikardt, “Cabaret,” the Rep

Margery and Peter Spack, “Shlemiel the First,” New Jewish

James Wolk, “Always . . . Patsy Cline,” Stages St. Louis

Outstanding Costume Design:

Dorothy Marshall Englis, “My Fair Lady,” Stages

Alexandra Scibetta Quigley, “Little Shop of Horrors,”

Patricia McGourty, “Sense and Sensibility,” Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

James Schuette, “The Pirates of Penzance,” Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Michelle Friedman Siler, “Shlemiel the First,” New Jewish

Angela Wendt, “Cabaret,” the Rep

Outstanding Lighting Design:

John Lasiter, “Cabaret,” the Rep

Rob Lippert, “Night of the Living Dead,” New Line Theatre

Sean Savoie, “Next to Normal,” New Line

Nathan W. Scheurer, “Les Misérables,” The Muny

Michael Sullivan, “All Is Calm,” Mustard Seed


Outstanding Musical Director:

Lisa Campbell-Albert, “Always . . . Patsy Cline,” Stages

Brad Haak, “South Pacific,” the Muny

James Moore, “West Side Story,” the Muny

Henry Palkes, “Shlemiel the First,” New Jewish

Joe Schoen, “All Is Calm,” Mustard Seed

Outstanding Choreographer:

Chris Bailey, “West Side Story,” the Muny

Séan Curran, “The Pirates of Penzance,” OTSL

Dana Lewis, “My Fair Lady,” Stages

Jamie Lynn Marble Eros, “Little Shop of Horrors,” Stray Dog

Cecil Slaughter, “The Wiz,” the Black Rep

Outstanding Ensemble:

“All Is Calm,” Mustard Seed

“Café Chanson,” Upstream

“Les Misérables,” the Muny

“My Fair Lady,” Stages

“West Side Story,” the Muny

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

Mary Beth Black, “Next to Normal,” New Line

Natalie Cortez, “West Side Story,” the Muny

Johanna Elkana-Hale, “Shlemiel the First,” New Jewish

Mary Gordon Murray, “Cabaret,” the Rep

Zoe Vonder Haar, “Always . . . Patsy Cline,” Stages

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

Ryan Foizey, “Next To Normal,” New Line

Marshall Jennings, “Parade,” R-S Theatrics

Edward Juvier, “My Fair Lady” Stages

Rob McClure, “Shrek,” the Muny

Antonio Rodriguez, “Café Chanson,” Upstream

Outstanding Actress:

Pamela Brumley, “My Fair Lady,” Stages

Laura Michelle Kelly, “South Pacific,” the Muny

Jacqueline Petroccia, “Always . . . Patsy Cline,” Stages

Deborah Sharn, “Gypsy,” Stray Dog

Kimi Short, “Next to Normal,” New Line

Outstanding Actor:

Ben Davis, “South Pacific,” the Muny

Zachary Alan Farmer, “Bukowsical,” New Line

Norm Lewis, “Les Misérables,” the Muny

Hugh Panaro, “Les Misérables,” the Muny

Peter Winfrey, “Parade,” R-S

Outstanding Director:

Gordon Greenberg, “West Side Story,” the Muny

Richard Jay-Alexander, “Les Misérables,” the Muny

Deanna Jent, “All Is Calm,” Mustard Seed

Scott Miller, “Next to Normal,” New Line

Ken Page, “Café Chanson,” Upstream

Outstanding Production:

“All Is Calm,” Mustard Seed

“Café Chanson,” Upstream

“Les Misérables,” the Muny

“South Pacific,” the Muny

“West Side Story,” the Muny

Special award for a body of work: Scott Miller, artistic director of New Line Theatre

Special award for a unique theatrical experience: Em Piro and St. Lou Fringe

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