GALA Receives 19 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations!

Washington, DC – GALA Hispanic Theatre has received 19 nominations for 2018 Helen Hayes Awards, which
celebrate excellence in professional theatre in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In The Heights En
Español received 18 nominations, and Don Juan Tenorio received one nomination.

“We are thrilled,” states Producing Artistic Director Hugo Medrano, “with the Helen Hayes Award
nominations that GALA received last night and, in particular, for the 18 nominations for In The Heights En
Español. This was a very special show for GALA and these times since the cast and creative team reflect
what America looks like today – a nation of immigrants: brown, black, white, diverse– from many different
countries and backgrounds. We congratulate all the nominees for the recognition of their artistry.”

 

The nominations are:

Outstanding Production in a Musical – HELEN Production
GALA Hispanic Theatre, In The Heights

Outstanding Direction in a Musical – HELEN Production
Luis Salgado, In The Heights

Outstanding Choreography in a Musical – HELEN Production
Luis Salgado, In The Heights

Outstanding Musical Direction – HELEN Production
Walter “Bobby” McCoy, In The Heights

Outstanding Costume Design – HELEN Production
Robert Croghan, In The Heights

Outstanding Lighting Design – HELEN Production
Christopher Annas-Lee, In The Heights
Christopher Annas-Lee, Don Juan Tenorio

Outstanding Set Design – HELEN Production
Elizabeth Jenkins McFadden, In The Heights

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical – HELEN Production
In The Heights

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical – HELEN Production
Rafael Beato, In The Heights
Felix Marchany, In The Heights

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical – HELEN Production
Shadia Fairuz, In the Heights
Gabriella Pérez, In the Heights
Scheherazade Quiroga, In the Heights
Michelle Ríos, In the Heights

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical – HELEN Production
Juan Luis Espinal, In The Heights
Vaughn Ryan Midder, In The Heights

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – HELEN Production
Verónica Álvarez, In The Heights
Laura Lebrón, In The Heights

GALA, which is celebrating its 42th anniversary season, congratulates the nominees for their recognition.

The Helen Hayes Awards will be held on May 14, 2018.

 

 

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