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TDPS Among The 2018 Helen Hayes Award Recipients

May 17, 2018 College of Arts and Humanities


Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in professional theater throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies was well represented at DC Theater’s Big Night Out. With several nominations and winners in five categories, we are pround to be recognized for the outstanding work that our students, facutly and alumni do in professionl theater. 

The Helen Hayes Awards are among the country's most prestigious cultural honors, recognizing and celebrating excellence in professional theater throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Congratulations to all the 2018 Helen Hayes recipients!

Outstanding Set Design – Helen
Debra Kim Sivigny, Forgotten Kingdoms, Rorschach Theatre
MFA Costume Design, 2004
Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical – Hayes
Ragtime, Ford’s Theatre
Leigh Wilson Smiley (TDPS Director), Dialect and Voice Director 
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play – Hayes
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ford’s Theatre 
Leigh Wilson Smiley (TDPS Director), Dialect and Voice Director 
Outstanding Costume Design – Helen
Robert CroghanIn the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre
MFA Costume Design Alumni, 2015
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play – Helen
Felicia Curry, Lela & Co, Factory 449
TDPS Alumni, 2002
This year’s awards represent 65 eligible theatres and 47 categories for artistic excellence, plus the 2018 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.


Click here for a full list of the 2018 Helen Hayes Award Winners

Photo: L to R: Rafael Beato, Juan Luis Espinal, Vaughn Ryan Midder, Veronica Alvarez (back), Gabriella Perez, Scheherazade Quiroga, Ximena Salgado. In the Heights en Espanol at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. (Shalev Weinstein)