Awards


Tony Award (1988)

Distinguished Achievement by a Regional Theatre

Margo Jones Award (2008)

Martin Benson and David Emmes

Theatre LA (1995)

Lifetime Achievement Award,
David Emmes and Martin Benson

City of Costa Mesa (2014)

Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award “Celebrating the Art of Leadership”
David Emmes and Martin Benson

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle

Ted Schmitt Award for Best World
Premiere of the Year (​since 1990)

Vietgone by Qui Nguyen (2015)
Search and Destroy by Howard Korder (1990)
So Many Words by Roger Rueff (1993)
Wit by Margaret Edson (1995)
Collected Stories by Donald Margulies (1996)
Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg (1997)
The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed (2001)
The Happy Ones by Julie Marie Myatt (2009)

Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence (2001)

Special Award for Continued Excellence South Coast Repertory on its 30th Anniversary (1994)

Distinguished Achievement Awards: 87

​The Tempest (201​4)

Illusions/Magic Design, Teller, Johnny Thompson, Thom Rubino, Christopher Rose

Jitney (2012)

Featured Performance, Ellis E. Williams

Featured Performance, Larry Bates

An Italian Straw Hat (2009)

Costumes, Shigueru Yaji

A Little Night Music (2007)

Featured Performance, Misty Cotton

Bach at Leipzig (2006)

Director, Art Manke

Hitchcock Blonde (2005)

CGI & Video Projections, William Dudley

Major Barbara (2002)

Production
Director, Martin Benson
Scenic Design, Ralph Funicello
Costumes, Shigeru Yaji

Kimberly Akimbo (2001)

Playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire

Much Ado About Nothing (2001)

Lead Performance, Douglas Sills
Choreography, Art Manke

The Philanderer (1999)

Director, David Emmes
Lead Performance, Douglas Weston

Private Lives (1998)

Production
Director, David Chambers
Lead Performance, Lynnda Ferguson, Alastair Duncan
Featured Performance, François Giroday
Scenic Design, Ralph Funicello

Three Days of Rain (1997)

Lead Performance, John Slattery

The Taming of the Shrew (1996)

Director, Mark Rucker
Costume Design, Shigeru Yaji

Collected Stories (1996)

Playwright, Donald Margulies
Lead Performance, Kandis Chappell

Wit (1995)

Production
Playwright, Margaret Edson
Director, Martin Benson
Lead Performance, Megan Cole
Lighting Design, Paulie Jenkins

She Stoops to Folly (1995)

Featured Performance, Jane Carr & Douglas Sills
Scenic Design, Ralph Funicello
Costume Design, Shigeru Yaji

Raised in Captivity (1995)

Lead Performance, Julie Hagerty
Featured Performance, Jane Kaczmarek

Great Day in the Morning (1993)

Scenic Design, Gerard Howland
Costume Design, Walker Hicklin
Lighting Design, Peter Maradudin

Hay Fever (1993)

Scenic Design, Cliff Faulkner

Shadowlands (1993)

Lead Performance, Kandis Chappell & Dakin Matthews

So Many Words (1993)

Playwright, Roger Rueff

The Philadelphia Story (1992)

Costume Design, Ann Bruice

Woman in Mind (1992)

Lead Performance, Kandis Chappell

Odd Jobs (1992)

Lead Performance, Nan Martin

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1991)

Lead Performance, Richard Frank

Heartbreak House (1991)

Production
Director, Martin Benson
Scenic Design, John Iacovelli

You Can’t Take it With You (1991)

Costume Design, Ann Bruice

Happy End (1991)

Costume Design, Shigeru Yaji

Holy Days (1990)

Director, Martin Benson

Lead Performance, Richard Doyle & Jeanne Paulsen

Lighting Design, Tom Ruzika

Man and Superman (1990)

Costume Design, Shigeru Yaji

You Never Can Tell (1989)

Featured Performance, I.M. Hobson
Scenic Design, Cliff Faulkner
Lighting Design, Peter Maradudin

The Road to Mecca (1989)

Scenic Design, Michael Devine

The Crucible (1988)

Production
Director, Martin Benson
Featured Performance, Kandis Chappell
Lighting Design, Tom Ruzika

The School for Scandal (1988)

Costume Design, Shigeru Yaji

Misalliance (1987)

Production
Director, Martin Benson
Lead Performance, I.M. Hobson
Costume Design, Susan Denison Geller
Lighting Design, Tom Ruzika

Three Postcards (1987)

Scenic Design, Loy Arcenas

Blue Window (1985)

Production
Playwright, Craig Lucas
Director, Norman Rene
Ensemble

Top Girls (1984)

Featured Performance, Karen Hensel

Playboy of the Western World (1983)

Production
Director, Martin Benson
Lead Performance, Jeffrey Combs
Featured Performances, Laurie Walters & Megan Cole
Scenic Design, Mark Donnelly
Costume Design, Barbara Cox
Lighting Design, Cameron Harvey

Henry IV, Pt 1 (1982)

Lighting Design, Tom Ruzika


​Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics ​Association Award

Vietgone (2015)

by Qui Nguyen

NAACP Los Angeles Theatre Awards

Intimate Apparel (2003)

Scenic Design, Walt Spangler
Costume Design, Catherine Zuber

Crumbs from the Table of Joy (1996)

Actor, Dorian Harewood
Supporting Actress, Karen Malina White

Jar the Floor (1995)

Production
Director, Benny Sato Ambush
Play, Cheryl L. West
Lead Performance, Juanita Jennings

Drama-Logue Awards (1983-1997)

470 awards for production, writing, performance and design

Back​stage West Garland Awards

The Studio (2006)

Choreography, Christopher d’Amboise

Brooklyn Boy (2004)

Production, South Coast Repertory
Playwriting, Donald Margulies

Cyrano de Bergerac (2004)

Production, South Coast Repertory
Performance, Mark Harelik

Lobby Hero (2002)

Performance, Kevin Corrigan
Scenic Design, Tony Fanning

Hurrah at Last (1998)

Playwriting, Richard Greenberg
Performance, Peter Frechette
Scenic Design, Neil Patel

Private Lives, (1998)

Performance, Lynnda Ferguson
Performance, Francois Giroday
Scenic Design, Ralph Funicello

The Birds (1998)

Scenic Design, Christopher Barreca
Costume Design, Shigeru Yaji

But Not for Me (1998)

Performance, Linda Gehringer

Golden Child (1997)

Production, South Coast Repertory
Scenic Design, Tony Straiges

Three Days of Rain (1997)

Scenic Design, Christopher Barreca

OC Weekly Awards

The Language Archive (2010)

Production
Playwriting, Julia Cho
Scenic Design, Neil Patel

Noises Off (2009)

Featured Performance, Jennifer Lyon

Princess Marjorie (2005)

Production
Direction, David Chambers

The Retreat from Moscow (2004)

Performance, Linda Gehringer

Mr. Marmalade (2004)

Production

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (2004)

Production
Playwriting, Rolin Jones

Jerry Patch (2003)

Helen Modjeska Award for contributions to Orange County Theater

Major Barbara (2002)

Production
Performance, Dakin Matthews

Hold Please (2001)

Performance, Kimberly K. King

Hal Landon Jr. (2001)

Helen Modjeska Award for contributions to Orange County Theater

All My Sons (2000)

Production
Direction, Martin Benson

The Hollow Lands (2000)

Playwright, Howard Korder

Tartuffe (1999)

Direction, David Chambers

Arcadia (1998)

Direction, David Emmes

Dimly Perceived Threats to the System (1998)

Performance, Bill Mondy

Freedomland (1997)

Production
Playwriting, Amy Freed
Performance, Peter Michael Goetz
Performance, Heather Ehlers

How the Other Half Loves (1997)

Performance, Paxton Whitehead

Good as New (1997)

Performance, Linda Gehringer

Collected Stories (1996)

Playwriting, Donald Margulies
Performance, Kandis Chappell

 


Photo: Ellis E. Williams, David McKnight and Larry Bates in Jitney, by August Wilson, in 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.