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It’s that time of year again: Last night at the National Theatre, TheatreWashington announced the nominees for this year’s Helen Hayes Awards. Among the sprawling nomination categories, The Shakespeare Theatre Company came away with the most nominations, with 13 of its 26 nominations coming from its hit productions of Man of La Mancha and Kiss Me, Kate. The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Salome also cleaned up, with 10 nominations. Signature Theatre’s West Side Story also hit it big with 10 nominations, but Constellation Theatre’s Avenue Q had the most nominations, with 14.

The ceremony for this year’s Helen Hayes Awards will take place on May 23; details and a venue are still TBD. Below, see a list of all of the nominees.

Outstanding Choreography in a Musical-HAYES Production

Parker Esse West Side Story Signature Theatre

Michele Lynch Kiss Me, Kate Shakespeare Theatre Company

Tommy Rapley Carousel Olney Theatre Center

Tara Jeanne Vallee The Producers Olney Theatre Center

Outstanding Choreography in a Musical-HELEN Production

Rachel Leigh Dolan Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Rachel Leigh Dolan Oliver! Adventure Theatre MTC

Jessica Beth Redish Silence! The Musical Studio Theatre

Outstanding Choreography in a Play-HAYES Production

Robert Barry Fleming Destiny of Desire Arena Stage

Melanie George Women Laughing Alone With Salad Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Thomas W. Jones II Uprising MetroStage

Andrea Moon When She Had Wings Imagination Stage

Ami Shulman Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Choreography in a Play-HELEN Production

Dane Figueroa Edidi Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea Theater Alliance

Casey Kaleba, Matthew R. Wilson The Lieutenant of Inishmore Constellation Theatre Company

Kelly Maxner, Mollye Maxner Occupied Territories Theater Alliance

Jonathan Ezra Rubin Flying V Fights: Heroes & Monsters Flying V

Irina Tsikurishvili (Choreography), Ben Cunis (Fight Choreography) Much Ado About Nothing Synetic Theater

Outstanding Musical Direction-HAYES Production

Ben Cohn Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

George Fulginiti-Shakar Man of La Mancha Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jon Kalbfleisch Cabaret Signature Theatre

Jon Kalbfleisch Simply Sondheim Signature Theatre

Jon Kalbfleisch West Side Story Signature Theatre

Outstanding Musical Direction-HELEN Production

George Fulginiti-Shakar Las Polacas – The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires GALA Hispanic Theatre

Karen Hansen IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

Walter “Bobby” McCoy Old Wicked Songs 1st Stage

Jake Null Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Michael Winch Doctor Caligari Pointless Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design-HAYES Production

Jess Goldstein Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Arena Stage

Susan Hilferty Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

Collin Ranney Flowers Stink The Kennedy Center

Alejo Vietti Kiss Me, Kate Shakespeare Theatre Company

Julie Weiss Destiny of Desire Arena Stage

Outstanding Costume Design-HELEN Production

Robert Croghan The Cripple of Inishmaan Scena Theatre

Sabrina Mandell IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

Kendra Rai Alice in Wonderland Synetic Theater

Erik Reagan Teague Last of the Whyos Spooky Action Theater

Kara Waala Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Outstanding Lighting Design-HAYES Production

Colin K. Bills The Originalist Arena Stage

Michael Gilliam The Blood Quilt Arena Stage

Donald Holder Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

Thom Weaver Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Folger Theatre

Japhy Weideman Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Outstanding Lighting Design-HELEN Production

Christopher Annas-Lee Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Dan Covey (Lighting Design), Michael Redman (Projections Design) Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea Theater Alliance

A.J. Guban Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Robbie Hayes The Good Counselor 1st Stage

Robbie Hayes Very Still & Hard to See Rorschach Theatre

Outstanding Set Design-HAYES Production

Michael Carnahan The Blood Quilt Arena Stage

Andrew Cohen, Brian MacDevitt Murder Ballad Studio Theatre

Susan Hilferty Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

David Korins (Set Design), Peter Nigrini (Projection Design) Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Allen Moyer Man of La Mancha Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Set Design-HELEN Production

Vicki R. Davis Last of the Whyos Spooky Action Theater

Silvia de Marta Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Brian Gillick Very Still & Hard to See Rorschach Theatre

Patti Kalil Doctor Caligari Pointless Theatre

Giorgos Tsappas Jarry Inside Out Spooky Action Theater

Outstanding Sound Design-HAYES Production

Christopher Baine When She Had Wings Imagination Stage

Mark Bennett Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

David Budries, Nathan A. Roberts The Widow Lincoln Ford’s Theatre

Frank DiSalvo Jr. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Washington Stage Guild

Timothy M. Thompson (Sound Design), Toshi Reagon (Composer) The Blood Quilt Arena Stage

Outstanding Sound Design-HELEN Production

Frank DiSalvo Jr. Very Still & Hard to See Rorschach Theatre

Mariano Marin Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Kenny Neal Old Wicked Songs 1st Stage

Matthew M. Nielson Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea Theater Alliance

Tom Teasley The Fire and The Rain Constellation Theatre Company

Outstanding Director of a Musical-HAYES Production

Kathryn Chase Bryer Wiley and the Hairy Man Imagination Stage

Matthew Gardiner West Side Story Signature Theatre

Michael Greif Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Colin Hovde A Year with Frog and Toad Imagination Stage

Alan Paul Man of La Mancha Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Director of a Musical-HELEN Production

Mariano Caligaris Las Polacas – The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires GALA Hispanic Theatre

Matt Conner, Stephen Gregory Smith The Turn of the Screw Creative Cauldron

Toby Orenstein, Lawrence B. Munsey Ragtime, The Musical Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Alan Paul Silence! The Musical Studio Theatre

Allison Arkell Stockman Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Outstanding Director of a Play-HAYES Production

Jeremy B. Cohen Bad Dog Olney Theatre Center

Yaël Farber Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

Eleanor Holdridge Queens Girl in the World Theater J

Aaron Posner Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Folger Theatre

Gaye Taylor Upchurch Animal Studio Theatre

Outstanding Director of a Play-HELEN Production

José Luis Arellano García Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Randy Baker Very Still & Hard to See Rorschach Theatre

Timothy Douglas Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea Theater Alliance

Mollye Maxner Occupied Territories Theater Alliance

Joshua Morgan In Love and Warcraft No Rules Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical-HAYES Production

A Year with Frog and Toad Imagination Stage

Cabaret Signature Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Man of La Mancha Shakespeare Theatre Company

West Side Story Signature Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical-HELEN Production

Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Oliver! Adventure Theatre MTC

Ragtime, The Musical Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Silence! The Musical Studio Theatre

The Turn of the Screw Creative Cauldron

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play-HAYES Production

Bad Dog Olney Theatre Center

The Blood Quilt Arena Stage

Jumpers for Goalposts Studio Theatre

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Arena Stage

Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play-HELEN Production

Flying V Fights: Heroes & Monsters Flying V

IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

In Love and Warcraft No Rules Theatre Company

Occupied Territories Theater Alliance

Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Performer, Visiting Production

Victoria Clark Gigi The Kennedy Center

Carmen Cusack Bright Star The Kennedy Center

Dani de Waal Once The Kennedy Center

Darrell D’Silva Dunsinane Shakespeare Theatre Company

Angela Lansbury Blithe Spirit The National Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical-HAYES Production

Clyde Alves Kiss Me, Kate Shakespeare Theatre Company

Max Clayton West Side Story Signature Theatre

Jeffry Denman Kid Victory Signature Theatre

Sean Ewing West Side Story Signature Theatre

Ryan Fitzgerald West Side Story Signature Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical-HELEN Production

Mikey Cafarelli Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

David James The Addams Family, a New Musical Comedy Toby’ s Dinner Theatre

Shawn Kettering The Addams Family, a New Musical Comedy Toby’ s Dinner Theatre

Vaughn Ryan Midder Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Ethan Miller The Turn of the Screw Creative Cauldron

Tom Story Silence! The Musical Studio Theatre

John Sygar Garfield, The Musical With Cattitude Adventure Theatre MTC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical-HAYES Production

Natascia Diaz West Side Story Signature Theatre

Laura Dreyfuss Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Robyn Hurder Kiss Me, Kate Shakespeare Theatre Company

Anastacia McCleskey Murder Ballad Studio Theatre

Dorea Schmidt Carousel Olney Theatre Center

Jennifer Laura Thompson Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical-HELEN Production

Jenna Berk Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Ana Fontán Las Polacas – The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires GALA Hispanic Theatre

Jade Jones Once on This Island Creative Cauldron

Justine “Icy” Moral Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Emily Zickler Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

The James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play-HAYES Production

Stanley Bahorek Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Arena Stage

Liam Forde Jumpers for Goalposts Studio Theatre

Ian Merrill Peakes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Folger Theatre

Craig Wallace The Guard Ford’s Theatre

Michael Willis Sons of the Prophet Theater J

The James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play-HELEN Production

Iker Lastra Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Jon Hudson Odom Passion Play Forum Theatre

Thomas Rowell Occupied Territories Theater Alliance

Vato Tsikurishvili Much Ado About Nothing Synetic Theater

Nathan Jan Yaffe Occupied Territories Theater Alliance

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HAYES Production

Maggie Erwin Rapture, Blister, Burn Round House Theatre

Kimberly Gilbert Uncle Vanya Round House Theatre

Naomi Jacobson Bad Dog Olney Theatre Center

Jane Pfitsch Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Arena Stage

Dawn Ursula Zombie: The American Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production

Danielle Bourgeois One in the Chamber Forum Theatre

Nanna Ingvarsson The Cripple of Inishmaan Scena Theatre

Lolita Marie Doubt, a Parable 1st Stage

Luz Nicolás Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Kerri Rambow Night Falls on the Blue Planet Theater Alliance

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical-HAYES Production

Michael Di Liberto The Producers Olney Theatre Center

Tally Sessions Carousel Olney Theatre Center

Douglas Sills Kiss Me, Kate Shakespeare Theatre Company

Bobby Smith Simply Sondheim Signature Theatre

Anthony Warlow Man of La Mancha Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical-HELEN Production

Franco Cabanas Oliver! Adventure Theatre MTC

Matt Dewberry Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Rick Hammerly Oliver! Adventure Theatre MTC

Kevin McAllister Ragtime, The Musical Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Martin Ruiz Las Polacas – The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires GALA Hispanic Theatre

Tally Sessions Silence! The Musical Studio Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical-HAYES Production

Jessica Lauren Ball Guys and Dolls Olney Theatre Center

MaryJoanna Grisso West Side Story Signature Theatre

Amber Iman Man of La Mancha Shakespeare Theatre Company

Barrett Wilbert Weed Cabaret Signature Theatre

Lauren Weinberg Guys and Dolls Olney Theatre Center

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical-HELEN Production

Katy Carkuff Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Felicia Curry Oliver! Adventure Theatre MTC

Elizabeth Rayca Ragtime, The Musical Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Isabelle Smelkinson Dogfight The Keegan Theatre

Karen Vincent Kiss Me, Kate NextStop Theatre Company

The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play-HAYES Production

Adam Wesley Brown Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Folger Theatre

Ramzi Choukair Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

Edward Gero The Originalist Arena Stage

Mitchell Hébert Uncle Vanya Round House Theatre

Michael Russotto The Whale Rep Stage

The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play-HELEN Production

Michael Kevin Darnall Last of the Whyos Spooky Action Theater

Philip Hosford Old Wicked Songs 1st Stage

Mark Jaster IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

Matthew Pauli Our Town Faction of Fools Theatre Company

Alex Vernon IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play-HAYES Production

Janet Ulrich Brooks Women Laughing Alone With Salad Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Caroline Clay The Blood Quilt Arena Stage

Alexandra Henrikson Ironbound Round House Theatre

Holly Twyford Bad Dog Olney Theatre Center

Dawn Ursula Queens Girl in the World Theater J

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play-HELEN Production

Mabel Del Pozo Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

Gwen Grastorf IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

Sabrina Mandell IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

Sarah Olmsted Thomas IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus Happenstance Theater

Irina Tsikurishvili Much Ado About Nothing Synetic Theater

Anu Yadav In Love and Warcraft No Rules Theatre Company

Outstanding Original Play or Musical Adaptation

Sheri Wilner (Book), Julia Jordan (Book & Lyrics), Adam Gwon (Lyrics & Music) Cake Off Signature Theatre

Caleen Sinnette Jennings Darius & Twig The Kennedy Center

Marc Schubring (Book), David S. Craig (Lyrics), Niko Gaik (Music) Double Trouble Imagination Stage

David Ives The Metromaniacs Shakespeare Theatre Company

Julie Jensen Mockingbird The Kennedy Center

Yaël Farber Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical

Clare Lizzimore Animal Studio Theatre

Katori Hall The Blood Quilt Arena Stage

Steven Levenson (Book), Benj Pasek (Lyrics & Music), Justin Paul (Lyrics & Music) Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Martyna Majok Ironbound Round House Theatre

Caleen Sinnette Jennings Queens Girl in the World Theater J

Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences

A Year with Frog and Toad Imagination Stage

Flowers Stink The Kennedy Center

Mockingbird The Kennedy Center

When She Had Wings Imagination Stage

Wiley and the Hairy Man Imagination Stage

Outstanding Visiting Production

Blithe Spirit The National Theatre

Dunsinane Shakespeare Theatre Company

Once The Kennedy Center

Outstanding Musical-HAYES Production

Cabaret Signature Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen Arena Stage

Kiss Me, Kate Shakespeare Theatre Company

Man of La Mancha Shakespeare Theatre Company

West Side Story Signature Theatre

Outstanding Musical-HELEN Production

Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company

Las Polacas – The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires GALA Hispanic Theatre

Once on This Island Creative Cauldron

Ragtime, The Musical Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Silence! The Musical Studio Theatre

Outstanding Play-HAYES Production

Bad Dog Olney Theatre Center

The Blood Quilt Arena Stage

Queens Girl in the World Theater J

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Folger Theatre

Salomé Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Play-HELEN Production

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea Theater Alliance

Occupied Territories Theater Alliance

Old Wicked Songs 1st Stage

Very Still & Hard to See Rorschach Theatre

Yerma GALA Hispanic Theatre

The John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company

Arts on the Horizon

Pallas Theatre Collective

The Welders

Handout photo by Stan Barouh