Moments In Pictures From The Connecticut Critics Awards

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Vaness R. Butler

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Last year's outstanding actress recipient Erika Rolfsrud was a presenter this year. 

Last year's outstanding actress recipient Erika Rolfsrud was a presenter this year. 

Actor Keir Dullea was a guest 

Actor Keir Dullea was a guest 

Veteran actor Paxton Whitehead received a special award for his lifetime achievement the theater. 

Veteran actor Paxton Whitehead received a special award for his lifetime achievement the theater. 

Maya Keleher received debut award for "Next to Normal"

Maya Keleher received debut award for "Next to Normal"

Director John Dillinger presented special award to actor Paxton Whitehead.

Director John Dillinger presented special award to actor Paxton Whitehead.

Presenters included broadway.com's Paul Wontorek and Sirius radio's Julie James  

Presenters included broadway.com's Paul Wontorek and Sirius radio's Julie James

 

Billy Bivona, Adam Souza and Bobby Conte Thornton (star of "A Bronx Tale" on Broadway) perform  

Billy Bivona, Adam Souza and Bobby Conte Thornton (star of "A Bronx Tale" on Broadway) perform

 

Michael Yeargan, Tony Award-winning set designer

Michael Yeargan, Tony Award-winning set designer

A good crows on Monday night at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, CT.

A good crows on Monday night at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, CT.

CCC member Lauren Yarger and producer Pat Addiss

CCC member Lauren Yarger and producer Pat Addiss

Josh Borenstein, managing director at Long Wharf Theatre, accepted the ensemble award on behalf of the cast of Steve Martin's "Meteor Shower"

Josh Borenstein, managing director at Long Wharf Theatre, accepted the ensemble award on behalf of the cast of Steve Martin's "Meteor Shower"

Presenters Ella and Riley Briggs.

Presenters Ella and Riley Briggs.

Westport Country Playhouse’s ‘The Invisible Hand” and TheaterWorks’ ‘Next to Normal’ took top honors at the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards Monday night for best play and musical production of the 2016-’17 season.

Doug Shankman received choreography award for "West Side Story" 

Doug Shankman received choreography award for "West Side Story" 

Teren Carter, last year's featured actor in a musical recipient, was a presenter this year. 

Teren Carter, last year's featured actor in a musical recipient, was a presenter this year. 

Semina DeLaurentis accepts on behalf of Jon Peterson for outstanding solo performer in "He Wrote Good Songs" at Seven Angels Theatre.

Semina DeLaurentis accepts on behalf of Jon Peterson for outstanding solo performer in "He Wrote Good Songs" at Seven Angels Theatre.

Katie Stewart was outstanding featured actor in a musical for "West Side Story" at the Summer Theater of New Canaan.

Katie Stewart was outstanding featured actor in a musical for "West Side Story" at the Summer Theater of New Canaan.

Veteran character actress Maggie McGlone was a presenter

Veteran character actress Maggie McGlone was a presenter

Rhett Guter Receiver an award for outstanding featured actor in a musical for Goodspeed's "Bye Bye Birdie"

Rhett Guter Receiver an award for outstanding featured actor in a musical for Goodspeed's "Bye Bye Birdie"

Zach Schanne received outstanding actor in a musical award for his performance in "West Side Story" at Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

Zach Schanne received outstanding actor in a musical award for his performance in "West Side Story" at Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

O'Neill Theater Center's George White co-presented the Tom Killen Award to Paulette Haupt. 

O'Neill Theater Center's George White co-presented the Tom Killen Award to Paulette Haupt. 

Mia Dillon

Mia Dillon

The event, which honors the work from the state’s professional theaters, was held at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. Three-time Tony Award-nominee Terrence Mann was master of ceremonies. Performing was Bobby Conte Thornton, star of Broadway’s “A Bronx Tale.”

Bobby Conte Thornton

Bobby Conte Thornton

Awards for outstanding actors in a musical went to Christiane Noll (“Next to Normal”) and Zach Schanne (“West Side Story,” Summer Theatre of New Canaan).

James Lecesne

James Lecesne

Paulette Haupt

Paulette Haupt

Christiane Noll

Christiane Noll

David Kennedy, recipient off outstanding play director award, accepting for outstanding play production 

David Kennedy, recipient off outstanding play director award, accepting for outstanding play production 

Rob Ruggiero, who was recipient of outstanding director of a musical award, accepting for outstanding musical production award for "Next to Normal."

Rob Ruggiero, who was recipient of outstanding director of a musical award, accepting for outstanding musical production award for "Next to Normal."

Presenter Michael Yeargan reaction g to a video clip oops from Fabio Toblini, winning for outstanding costumes for Hartford Stage's "The Comedy of Errors"

Presenter Michael Yeargan reaction g to a video clip oops from Fabio Toblini, winning for outstanding costumes for Hartford Stage's "The Comedy of Errors"

Presenter Jerry Adler

Presenter Jerry Adler

Eric Bryant , recipient of outstanding actor in a play award, for "The Invisible Hand"

Eric Bryant , recipient of outstanding actor in a play award, for "The Invisible Hand"

Actor Paxton Whitehead receives special award for lifetime of achievement in the theater.

Actor Paxton Whitehead receives special award for lifetime of achievement in the theater.

M.C. Terrence Mann with presenters Ella and Riley Briggs.

M.C. Terrence Mann with presenters Ella and Riley Briggs.

Paxton Whitehead with director John Tillinger

Paxton Whitehead with director John Tillinger

Goodspeed's Michael Price, presenter

Goodspeed's Michael Price, presenter

Composer Kirsten Childs, presenter

Composer Kirsten Childs, presenter

Director Michael Wilson, presenter

Director Michael Wilson, presenter

Master of ceremonies Terrence Mann

Master of ceremonies Terrence Mann

CCC president Geary Danihy

CCC president Geary Danihy