Columbia College Chicago Theatre and Music Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 2018 Jeff Awards

Congratulations to the alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Columbia College Chicago Music Department who have been nominated for 2018 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The list of nominees for this year’s “Equity Jeff Awards,” which honor excellence in Chicago-area theatres operating under Actors’ Equity contracts during the 2017-2018 theatre season, includes:

Performer in a Principal Role–Play: alumna Caroline Neff ’07, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, for her performance in the title role of Lettie at Victory Gardens Theatre;

Hannah Starr

Performer in a Principal Role–Musical: alumna Hannah Starr ’14, a graduate of the Acting BA program, for her performance as “Medium Alison” in Fun Home at Victory Gardens Theatre;

Vanessa Stalling

Director of a Play–Large Theatre: Theatre Department faculty member Vanessa Stalling for The Wolves at Goodman Theatre;

Jermaine Hill

Music Direction: Jermaine Hill, a faculty member in the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre program, for Memphis at Porchlight Music Theatre;

Lighting Design–Large Theatre: Theatre Department alumnus Jesse Klug ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design program, for Million Dollar Quartet at the Paramount Theatre;

Jeffrey Levin

Sound Design–Midsize Theatre: alumnus Jeffrey Levin ’10, a graduate of the Music Department‘s BA Program in Music with a Composition Concentration, nominated twice, for Machinal at the Greenhouse Theatre Center and Welcome to Jesus at the American Theater Company.

In addition, Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni were in the casts of three productions nominated in the category of Ensemble:
Michael Pogue

Michael Pogue

Ensemble–Play: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) at Goodman Theatre — the cast included alums Michael Pogue ’06 and BrittneyLove Smith ’11, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s Acting program;
Ann Delaney

Ann Delaney

Lauren Vogel

Ensemble–Musical or Revue: Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story at American Blues Theater — the ensemble included alums Ann Delaney ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, and Lauren Vogel ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre;

Mallory Maedke

Mallory Maedke

Ensemble–Musical or Revue: Hair at Mercury Theater Chicago — the cast included alum Mallory Maedke ’14, a graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance BFA program.

The 2017-2018 Equity Jeff Awards honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the greater Chicago area will be presented on Monday, October 22, at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. For more information, click here.