Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, the Columbia College Chicago Music Department, and the Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts Department have been nominated for 2018 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The Non-Equity “Jeff Awards” honor excellence in Chicago’s non-Equity theatre. The list of this year’s Non-Equity “Jeff Award” nominees, announced April 23, included nominations for alumni, former students, and faculty from Columbia College Chicago in the areas of performance, playwriting and writing for performance, direction, choreography, musical direction, stage combat, and lighting design — including:
Performer in a Principal Role:
Former Columbia College Theatre student Gus Menary, Ideation (Jackalope Theatre Company)
Former Columbia College student Kevin Bellie, Bullets Over Broadway (NightBlue Performing Arts)
Columbia College alum Jon Beal ’11, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Acting BA program, Cyrano (BoHo Theatre)
Columbia College alum Jeffrey Levin ’10, a graduate of the Music Department‘s BA Program in Music with a Composition Concentration, Her Majesty’s Will (Lifeline Theatre)
Former Columbia College Theatre student John Kelly, Foxfinder (Interrobang Theatre Project).