The Jefferson Awards, which honor Chicago area theatre, were announced on Nov. 7th and the big winners were Beauty & the Beast and Seven Guitars

The 2005 Jeff Awards design nominees and recipients are listed below, with winners noted in boldface type.

Scenic Design
Scott Bradley, Silk, Goodman Theatre
Santo Loquasto, The Dresser, Steppenwolf Theatre Company Jack Magaw, Seven Guitars, Congo Square Theatre Company James Noone, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Keith Pitts, Vincent in Brixton, Apple Tree Theatre

Costume Design
Mara Blumenfeld, Lookingglass Alice, Lookingglass Theatre Company and Actors Gymnasium
Mara Blumenfeld, Silk, Goodman Theatre
Jacqueline Firkins, The Importance of Being Earnest, Court Theatre
Fritz Masten, Diva Diaries, The Diva Company LLC
Nancy Missimi, Beauty and the Beast, Marriott Theatre
Mariann Verheyen, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Sound Design
Andy Brommel and Andre Pluess, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Next Theatre Company
Joshua Horvath and Andre Pluess, 1984, Lookingglass Theatre Company
Lindsay Jones, Kabuki Lady Macbeth, Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Lindsay Jones, Kid-Simple, American Theater Company
Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman, Red Herring, Northlight Theatre

Lighting Design
Chris Binder, Lookingglass Alice, Lookingglass Theatre Company and Actors Gymnasium
T. J. Gerckens, Silk, Goodman Theatre
Michael Rourke, Kabuki Lady Macbeth, Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Diane Ferry Williams, Beauty and the Beast, Marriott Theatre
Diane Ferry Williams, Sunset Boulevard, Marriott Theatre

In addition, a Special Achievement in Projection Design award was given to John Boesche for Sunset Boulevard at the Marriott Theatre.

For a complete list of nominees and winners, click here.