The annual big bash devoted to the winners of the Helen Hayes Awards was held at the National Building Museum on Monday, April 21. Winners in 27 categories were announced. Almost everyone in the Washington, Maryland and D.C. theatre community attended the black tie gala. Here are just a few of the winners: Outstanding Music Director: Jon Kalbfleisch at Signature for “Gypsy”; Lead Actress: Rachel York, “Anything Goes,” The Kennedy Center; Lead Actor, Resident Musical, James Gardiner, “The Last Five Years,” Signature; Resident Play, “Stupid F__king Bird,” Woolly Mammoth. For a complete list of winners, check the website at www.theatrewashington.org or call 202-337-4572.
Rich Massabny is a theatre, arts, & food critic in the nation's capital. He has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Times. One of the most visible cable television personalities in the Washington, D.C. area, his celebrity chefs on cooking shows, his weekly reviews and his hour long talk show, reach over 1,000,000 homes.