Tolan, Swee, Rubin and Brennan Among 2009 Artios Winners

By Adam Hetrick
November 3, 2009

The casting directors of Broadway's God of Carnage, Billy Elliot and the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Ruined were presented with 2009 New York Artios Awards in midtown Manhattan Nov. 2.

The honors, which recognize achievements in casting, were presented by Christine Ebersole, Patrick Wilson, Stanley Tucci, Bill Pullman, Vincent Kartheiser, Carrie Preston, Jennifer Morrison, Elizabeth Reaser and Michael Shannon.

The Los Angeles Artios Awards were simultaneously presented Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

The 2009 New York Artios Award winners (in bold) and nominees follow:

NY Broadway Theatre: Drama
James Calleri, 33 Variations
Cindy Tolan, All My Sons
Daniel Swee, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, Reasons To Be Pretty
Jim Carnahan, The Seagull

NY Broadway Theatre: Comedy
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, Blithe Spirit
Daniel Swee, Exit the King
Daniel Swee, God of Carnage
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, Speed The Plow
Jim Carnahan, Waiting for Godot

NY Broadway Theatre: Musical
Tara Rubin/Merri Sugarman/Laura Schutzel/Eric Woodall/Nora Brennan, Billy Elliot
Bernard Telsey/Tiffany Little Canfield, Rock of Ages
Bernard Telsey/Craig Burns, 9 To 5
Bernard Telsey/Jim Carnahan, Pal Joey
Tara Rubin/Merri Sugarman/Laura Schutzel/Eric Woodall, Shrek

NY Off-Broadway Theatre: Comedy/Musical
Howie Cherpakov, Fault Lines
Tara Rubin/Laura Schutzel/Eric Woodall/Merri Sugarman, Happiness
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, Offices
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, The Third Story
Alaine Alldaffer, Three Changes

NY Off-Broadway: Drama
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, Boy's Life
Nancy Piccione, The Bridge Project
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, Farragut North
Nancy Piccione, Ruined
James Calleri, Uncle Vanya

Regional Theatre: East
Tara Rubin/Laura Schutzel/Eric Woodall/Merri Sugarman, Death of a Salesman
James Calleri, The Glass Menagerie
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler, To Kill A Mockingbird
Jay Binder, Turn of the Century
Bernard Telsey/Will Cantler/Tiffany Little Canfield, Unusual Acts of Devotion

Daytime Series
Mary Clay Boland, "As The World Turns"
Marnie Saitta, "Days of Our Lives"
Mark Teschner, "General Hospital"
Rob Decina, "Guiding Light"
Camille St. Cyr, "The Young and the Restless"

The New York Artios Awards also celebrated the work of novelist and screenwriter Nora Ephron and screenwriter and producer Delia Ephron with the New York Apple Award; producer Laura Ziskin with the Career Achievement Award; and casting director John Frank Levey with the Hoyt Bowers Award.

The L.A. Artios theatrical winners (in bold) and nominees follow:

L.A. Theater
Michael Donovan, Crowns
Michael Donovan, The Fantasticks
Bruce Newberg, Les Miserables in Concert
Michael Donovan, Man of La Mancha
Amy Lieberman, Once On This Island

Regional Theater West
Samantha Barrie, Cornelia
Michael Donovan, The Little Foxes
Joanne DeNaut, Our Mother's Brief Affair
Erika Sellin, Pippin
Michael Donovan, Stormy Weather