'The Band's Visit' Wins Helen Hayes 'Outstanding Visiting Production' Award


The 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards concluded on September 25 after a series of virtual events celebrating Washington's dynamic and diverse theatre community.

The Helen Hayes Awards for individual achievements were announced via Zoom with nominees, presenters, and guests from the community from August 31-September 11, 2020. The community enjoyed a celebratory evening of virtual events, including a pre-show red carpet on Instagram live, hosted by DC theatre artists and Helen Hayes Award recipients Rick Hammerly and Felicia Curry and an after party on Zoom, DJ'd and hosted by Edward Daniels, DC actor and owner of Scorpio Entertainment.

The program was streamed live and is now available in full on YouTube.

Check out the full list of winner below:

The John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company

4615 Theatre Company

Angel Rose Artist Collective

Best Medicine Rep

Theatre Prometheus

Outstanding Production – Theatre for Young Audiences

Beep Beep Arts on the Horizon

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The MusicalThe Kennedy Center

From Gumbo to Mumbo The Keegan Theatre

Squeakers and Mr. Gumdrop Arts on the Horizon

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Imagination Stage

Outstanding Visiting Production

The Band’s Visit The Kennedy Center

Hello, Dolly! The Kennedy Center

Jitney Arena Stage

SilentSolas Nua

Twisted Melodies Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Vivian’s Music 1969 The Essential Theatre

Outstanding Production in a Musical – Helen

A Christmas Story Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Daddy Long Legs Monumental Theatre Company

Fame, The MusicalGALA Hispanic Theatre

Legally Blonde The Keegan Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors Constellation Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical – Helen

A Christmas Story Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Disenchanted! Creative Cauldron

Fame, The Musical GALA Hispanic Theatre

The Hunchback of Notre DameToby’s Dinner Theatre

Legally Blonde The Keegan Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors Constellation Theatre Company

On AirCreative Cauldron

Outstanding Production in a Play – Helen

Agnes of God Factory 449

Blood at the Root Theater Alliance

Cyrano de BergeracSynetic Theater

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam PoemTheater Alliance

Topdog/UnderdogAvant Bard Theatre

Outstanding Production in a Play – Hayes

The Brothers Size 1st Stage

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Round House Theatre

Doubt, A Parable Studio Theatre

Nell Gwynn Folger Theatre

Oil Olney Theatre Center

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls PlayRound House Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play – Helen

Blood at the RootTheater Alliance

columbinus 1st Stage

Cyrano de Bergerac Synetic Theater

Day of Absence Theater Alliance

Pantheon Happenstance Theater

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play – Hayes

Nell Gwynn Folger Theatre

Oil Olney Theatre Center

The Oresteia Shakespeare Theatre Company

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls PlayRound House Theatre

Vanity Fair Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical – Hayes

A Chorus Line Signature Theatre

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The MusicalThe Kennedy Center

Into the Woods Ford’s Theatre

Newsies Arena Stage

Once Olney Theatre Center

Outstanding Production in a Musical – Hayes

Cabaret Olney Theatre Center

A Chorus Line Signature Theatre

Into the WoodsFord’s Theatre

Newsies Arena Stage

Once Olney Theatre Center

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