"Artsies" Annual Theatre Awards Announced

TheatreLAB wins big, VA Rep honored for Children’s Theatre.

The 13th Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Awards, colloquially known as the Artsies, was held virtually this year with an apt "Lucky 13" theme.

Big winners from this season, which was cut short due to the pandemic, included TheatreLab, which swept with 10 awards, many of them for its production of the musical, "Urinetown," and Virginia Repertory Theatre, which won four awards for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." Virginia Rep also received a special award for Excellence in Children's Theatre.

This event is the primary fundraising means for the Theatre Artist Fund of Greater Richmond, which provides financial assistance to theater artists in need.

Below is a list of all the winners:

Best Musical: “Urinetown” - TheatreLAB

Best Direction, Musical - Matt Polson, “Urinetown”

Best Actor, Musical - Scott Wichmann, “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Actress, Musical -Bianca Bryan, “Urinetown”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Musical - Luke Schares, “Urinetown”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Musical -Kelsey Cordrey, “Urinetown”

Best Musical Direction - Sandy Dacus, “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Choreography - Nicole Morris-Anastasi, “Urinetown”

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design, Musical -Sue Griffin, “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder”

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design, Musical - Michael Jarett, “Urinetown”

Outstanding Achievement in Set Design, Musical - Chris Raintree, “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, Musical - Jimmy Fecteau, “Passing Strange”

Best Play - “Fences," Virginia Rep

Best Direction, Play - Alison Devereaux, “Stupid Kid”

Best Actor, Play - James Craven, “Fences”

Best Actress, Play - Terri Moore, “The Cake”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Play -Joe Pabst, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Play -Maggie Bavolack, “The Revolutionists”

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design, Play - Ruth Hedberg, “The Revolutionists”

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design, Play - Joe Doran, “Holmes and Watson”

Outstanding Achievement in Set Design, Play -Josafath Reynoso, “Fences”

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, Play -Nicholas Seaver, “Fences”

2020 Ernie McClintock Best Acting Ensemble Award: The cast members of Firehouse Theatre’s “Passing Strange” are honored for their notable performance as a cohesive and compelling ensemble: Patricia Alli, Keydron Dunn, Keaton Hillman Dylan Jones, Jamar Jones, Katrinah Carol Lewis, Jeremy V. Morris

Breakout Performance: Lorin-Hope Turner, “Stupid Kid”

Outstanding Original Work Level 4, TheatreLAB

Excellence in Children's Theatre “Tuck Everlasting” and “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad,” Virginia Rep.