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Porchlight is honored to have received a record 13 Joseph Jeff Award Nominations for the 2016–2017 season. All four mainstage shows earned a “Best Production” nomination, including End of the Rainbow for Best Production of a Play, In The Heights and The Scottsboro Boys for Best Production of a Musical and Marry Me a Little for Best Production of a Revue. Below you will find the full listing of all of our 2017 Jeff Award nominations, as well as our 2017 Black Theatre Alliance Award Nominations.

2017 EQUITY Jeff Award Nominations

Production – Play
End of the Rainbow

Production – Musical
In The Heights
The Scottsboro Boys

Production – Revue
Marry Me a Little

Ensemble
The Scottsboro Boys

Actress in a Principal Role – Play
Angela Ingersoll – End of the Rainbow

Actor in a Revue
Austin Cook – Marry Me a Little

Actress in a Revue
Bethany Thomas – Marry Me a Little

Music Direction
Austin Cook – Marry Me a Little

Scenic Design
Christopher Rhoton – End of the Rainbow
Greg Pinsoneault – In The Heights

Costume Design
Bill Morey – End of the Rainbow
Kate Setzer Kamphausen – In The Heights

Congratulations to Porchlight alums and collaborators on their nominations for other productions: Matt Crowle, Angela Ingersoll, James Earl Jones II, Jesse Klug, Jeffrey Kmiec,
Michelle Lauto, Yando Lopez, Donica Lynn, Tammy Mader, Michael Mahler, Evan Tyrone Martin, Doug Peck, Bri Sudia, Mike Tutaj, and Alex Weisman!

2017 Black Theatre Alliance Award Nominations

Best Ensemble
The Scottsboro Boys

Best Director of a Musical
Samuel G. Roberson (Posthumously) – The Scottsboro Boys

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
James Earl Jones – The Scottsboro Boys

Best Choreography in a Play
Breon Arzell and Florence Walker Harris – The Scottsboro Boys

Best Costume Design
Samantha Jones – The Scottsboro Boys

Congratulations to Porchlight alums and collaborators on their nominations for other productions: Breon Arzell, Jos N. Banks , Mark ‘JP’ Hood, Donterrio Johnson, Donica Lynn, Evan Tyrone Martin, Andrei Onegin, and Denzel Tsopnang !