Imagination Stage Nominated for 11 Helen Hayes Awards

Three Imagination Stage productions have been nominated for Helen Hayes Awards, for a total of 11 nominations. 

“We are delighted to be recognized in so many of the Hayes categories from design, to acting and direction,” said Imagination Stage Founding Artistic Director Janet Stanford. “It’s a tribute to the Washington theatre community which shares its talents with young people as well as adults.” 

See the full list of nominations below! 

The Princess & The Pauper- A Bollywood Tale











Outstanding Set Design, Emily Lotz

Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown











Outstanding Set Design, Nate Sinnott

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical, Michael J. Mainwaring

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, Awa Sal Secka

Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences













Outstanding Costume Design, Ivania Stack

Outstanding Direction in a Musical, Kathryn Chase Bryer

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Awa Sal Secka

Outstanding Production in a Musical


About the Helen Hayes Awards 

An honor acknowledged by audiences across the United States and beyond, The Helen Hayes Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in professional theatres throughout the Washington area in nearly 50 categories. Named for the legendary First Lady of the American Theatre, the award pays tribute to artists and companies who exemplify the excellence found on Washington stages. 

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