Porchlight Music Theatre is incredibly honored to receive the following Equity Jeff Award and Black Theatre Alliance Award Nominations for our 2017-2018 season. This year’s nominations bring our total Jeff Award nominations to 151, and our Black Theatre Alliance Award nominations to 28! Congratulations to all nominees!

2018 Equity Jeff Award Nominations

Production of a Musical – Midsize

Direction of a Musical – Midsize
Daryl Brooks, Memphis

Performer in a Principal Role – Musical
Liam Quealy, Memphis
Matt Crowle, Merrily We Roll Along

Performer in a Supporting Role – Musical
Shanesia Davis, Billy Elliot the Musical
Sean Fortunato, Billy Elliot the Musical

Costume Design – Midsize
Bill Morey, Memphis and Merrily We Roll Along

Lighting Design – Midsize
Denise Karczewski, Billy Elliot the Musical

Chris Carter, Memphis

Music Direction
Jermaine Hill, Memphis

Projection Designs
Anthony Churchill, Merrily We Roll Along

2018 Black Theatre Alliance Award Nominations

The Oscar Brown, Jr. Award – Best Direction of a Musical
Daryl Brooks, Memphis

The Duke Ellington Award – Best Musical Direction
Jermaine Hill, Memphis

The Katherine Dunham Award – Best Choreography in a Play or Music/Dance Program
Chris Carter, Memphis

The Bill Bojangles Robinson Award – Best Featured Actor in a Musical
James Earl Jones II and Lorenzo Rush, Jr., Memphis

The Eartha Kitt Award – Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Aeriel Williams, Memphis