The 12th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in Connecticut theatre during the 2001-2002 season, were distributed Monday, June 24, at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport. Design winners were lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin, set designer John Coyne, costume designer Mirena Rada, and sound designer David Budries.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Production of a Play (tie)
Hartford Stage, Seascape
Long Wharf Theatre, Yellowman

Production of a Musical
Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Smokey Joe's Café

Actress in a Play
Dael Orlandersmith, Yellowman (Long Wharf Theatre)

Actor in a Play
Howard W. Overshown, Yellowman (Long Wharf Theatre)

Actress in a Musical (tie)
Lovena Fox, Jekyll and Hyde (Downtown Cabaret Theatre)
Florence Lacey, Wings (Connecticut Repertory Theatre)

Actor in a Musical
Michael McGrath, They All Laughed (Goodspeed Musicals)

Direction of a Play
Rob Ruggiero, The Laramie Project (TheaterWorks)

Direction of a Musical
Semina De Laurentis, My Way (Seven Angels Theatre)

Choreography
Jamie Rocco, Smokey Joe's Café (Downtown Cabaret Theatre)

Set Design
John Coyne, You Never Can Tell (Yale Repertory Theatre)

Lighting Design
Mimi Jordan Sherin, Seascape (Hartford Stage)

Costume Design
Mirena Rada, Pera Palas (Long Wharf Theatre)

Sound Design
David Budries, Seascape (Hartford Stage)

Ensemble Performance
Michael Anderson, Mary Bacon, Natalie Brown, Matthew J. Cody, Antoinette LaVecchia, Duane Noch, Susan Patrick and Jeremy Webb, The Laramie Project (TheatreWorks)

Debut Award
Patrick O'Sullivan and Philip Piarrot, Lost in Yonkers (River Rep)

Special Award
International Festival of Arts & Ideas and, in particular, its presentation of the Abbey Theatre production of Translations

Tom Killen Memorial Award
Steve Campo, Artistic Director of TheaterWorks