Honoring excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2005, the 37th Annual L.A.D.C.C. Awards will be presented at a ceremony March 13 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

The nominees for the 2005 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards are as follows:

SCENIC DESIGN

Evan A. Bartoletti, Floyd Collins, West Coast Ensemble

Tom Buderwitz, Pera Palas

David Gallo, The Drowsy Chaperone

LIGHTING DESIGN

Mike Durst, Kafka Thing

Cricket Sloat, Gorey Stories

Steven Young, J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera

SOUND DESIGN

Cricket Meyers, Floyd Collins

Kurt Thum, Kafka Thing

John Zalewski, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, EvidEnce Room

COSTUME DESIGN, HAIR, WIGS & MAKEUP

Ann Closs-Farley (costumes, hair, wigs & makeup), Gorey Stories

Mary Vogt (costumes), Private Lives

Gerald Altenburg (hair, wigs & make-up), The School for Scandal, CTG

PRODUCTION

Pera Palas, The Theatre@Boston Court & Antaeus Company

Play Without Words, Center Theatre Group

Stuff Happens, Center Theatre Group

The Drowsy Chaperone, Center Theatre Group

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Center Theatre Group

The Paris Letter, Center Theatre Group

The Wild Party, Blank Theatre Company

Yellowman, Bennett Bradley and The Fountain Theatre

T.H. McCULLOH AWARD FOR REVIVAL

Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre

Mother Courage and Her Children, Antaeus Theatre Company

On The Town , Reprise!Broadway’s Best

Private Lives, Pasadena Playhouse

DIRECTION

Michael Michetti, Pera Palas

Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone

Stefan Novinski and Hassan Christopher, J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera, Stella Adler Theatre

Warner Shook, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

Pat Towne, Gorey Stories, Sacred Fools Theater

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Graham Jackson, Gorey Stories

David O, The Wild Party

Phil Reno, The Drowsy Chaperone

Gerald Sternbach, On the Town

WRITING

Edward Albee, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

David Hare, Stuff Happens

Bob Martin and Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone

Dael Orlandersmith, Yellowman

ADAPTATION/TRANSLATION

Joanne Gordon, Love, Bukowski, California Repertory Company

KOAN Ensemble, Kafka Thing, Odyssey Theatre

Simon Levy, What I Heard About Iraq, The Fountain Theatre

MUSICAL SCORE

David Aldrich, Gorey Stories

Michael John LaChiusa, The Wild Party

Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, The Drowsy Chaperone

LEAD PERFORMANCE

Michael Arden, Pippin, Reprise! Broadway’s Best

Chris Butler, Yellowman

Deidrie N. Henry, Yellowman

Beth Hogan, Kafka Thing

Brian Kerwin, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone

Lisa Tharps, Medea

Trieu D. Tran, Equus, East/West Players

FEATURED PERFORMANCE

Frank Ashmore, National Pastime, Fremont Centre Theatre

Nathan Lee Graham, The Wild Party

Daren A. Herbert, The Wild Party

Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone

Bets Malone, On the Town

Jeff Marlow, Medea

Kirsten Potter, Honour, Matrix Theatre Company

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Gorey Stories

Kafka Thing

Love, Bukowski

Pera Palas

CHOREOGRAPHY

Matthew Bourne and the company, Play Without Words, CTG

Hassan Christopher, J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera

Lee Martino, On the Town

The 2005 special award recipients are as follows:

The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre): Musical Theatre Guild.

The Ted Schmitt Award (for world premiere of an outstanding new play): Jon Robin Baitz for The Paris Letter

The Bob Z Award (for career achievement in set design): Donna Marquet

The Angstrom Award (for career achievement in lighting design): Jeremy Pivnick

The Polly Warfield Award (for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre): California Repertory Company

The Joel Hirschhorn Award (for outstanding achievement in musical theatre): Eric Anderson