The Best of 2012: Part 8: ‘Best Director of a Play and Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play’

Here are our choices for Best Director of a Play and Best Actor and Actress of a Play in 2012. Feel free to leave a comment and share your favorites of 2012 with our readers by leaving comment at the bottom of this article.

BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Derek Goldman, Director of ‘Our Class’ at Theater J.

Kasi Campbell for Yellowman at Rep Stage.

Steven Cosson for Mr. Burns A Post-Electric Play at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Renana Fox for Boom at Artists’ Initiative.

Steve Goldklang for Frost/Nixon at Vagabond Players.

Derek Goldman for Our Class at Theater J.

Johanna Gruenhut for Apples from the Desert at Theater J.

Kirsten Kelly for Big Love at The Hub Theatre.

Ricardo Khan for Fly at Ford’s Theatre.

Donald Hicken for Heroes at Everyman Theatre.

Michael Kahn for Strange Interlude at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

 Michael Lluberes for Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers at No Rules Theatre Company.

Jack Marshall for Marathon 33 at American Century Theater.

Patrick Martyn for Circle Mirror Transformation at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

Christopher McElroen for Invisible Man at The Studio Theatre.

Ethan McSweeny for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Joshua Morgan for Suicide, Incorporated at No Rules Theatre Company.

Lisa Peterson for Pullman Porter Blues at Arena Stage.

Aaron Posner for The Taming of the Shrew at Folger Theatre.

Natsu Onoda Power for Astro Boy and the God of Comics, Studio Theatre 2nd Stage.

Deborah Randall for Devil Dog Six at Venus Theatre.

Mark A. Rhea for August: Osage County at The Keegan Theatre.

Michael Stebbins for Mary Rose at Rep Stage.

Paata Tsikurishvili for Home of the Soldier at Synetic Theater.

Paata Tsikurishvili for The Taming of the Shrew at Synetic Theater.

Matthew R. Wilson for A Commedia Christmas Carol at Faction of Fools Theatre Company.

Matthew R. Wilson for Hamlecchino: Clown Prince of Denmark at Faction of Fools Theatre Company.

George C. Wolfe for The Normal Heart at Arena Stage.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY IN 2012

Michael Berresse as Mickey Marcus in ‘The Normal Heart.’ Photo by Scott Suchman.

Andrew L. Baughman as Clown2 in The 39 Steps at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

Michael Berresse as Mickey Marcus in The Normal Heart at Arena Stage.

Steve Custer as Burt Seldon in Flowers For Algernon at Elden Street Players.

Cleavant Derricks as Sylvester in Pullman Porter Blues at Arena Stage.

Philip Dickerson as Mystery Man in The Mystery Plays at Catholic University.

Steven Epps as Truffaldino in The Servant of Two Masters at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Adam Downs as Tootles/Smee in Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers at No Rules Theatre Company.

Adam Downs as Perry in Suicide, Incorporated at No Rules Theatre Company.

Chris Genebach as Gibson in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Adam Green as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Christopher J. Hanke as Tommy Boatwright in The Normal Heart at Arena Stage.

John Harrell as Launcelot in The Merchant of Venicat American Shakespeare Center.

Jerry Herbilla, Ensemble Member, in Nightmerica at Theatre du Jour.

Bill Largess as Mr. Morland in Mary Rose at Rep Stage.

Larry Marshall as Monroe in Pullman Porter Blues at Arena Stage.

Scott McKenzie as K.J. in The Aliens at The Studio Theatre.

Eric Messner as Simon Baker in Mary Rose at Rep Stage.

Brian Miskell as Evan in The Aliens at The Studio Theatre.

Brian Miskell as Evanin You Can’t Take It With You at Everyman Theatre.

Peter O’Conner as Jasper in The Aliens at The Studio Theatre.

Steve Rosen as Matt in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

William Spilman as Young Horseman/Nugget in Equus at Taking Flight Theatre Company.

Michael Sprouse as Tiny Tim in A Commedia Christmas Carol at Faction of Fools Theatre Company.

Robert Stanton as Charles Marsden in Strange Interlude at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Baakari Wilder as Willie in Master Harold… and the boys at The Bay Theatre Company.

 BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

E. Faye Butler (Sister Juba), with Lamar Lofton (Shorty), in ‘Pullman Porter Blues.’ Photo by Chris Bennion.

Jessica Aimone as Thyona in Big Love at The Hub Theatre.

Jessica Ruth Baker as Sister Agatha in Incorruptible at UMBC Dept. of Theatre.

E. Faye Butler as Sister Juba in Pullman Porter Blues at Arena Stage.

Toni Carmine as Charlotte in These Shining Lives at Silver Spring Stage.

Carol Evans as Ouiser in Steel Magnolias at Cockpit in Court.

Kristen Garaffo as Olympia in Big Love at The Hub Theatre.

Laura C. Harris as Gena in Bachelorette at The Studio Theatre.

 Laura C Harris as Mandy in Time Stands Still at The Studio Theatre.

Maya Jackson as Nibs/Bill Jukes/Tiger Lily, in Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers at No Rules Theatre Company.

Valerie Lash as Ellen in Mother May I? at Strand Theater Company.

Jennifer Mendenhall as Victoria in Apples from the Desert at Theater J.

Tracy Lynn Olivera as Becky in Bachelorette at The Studio Theatre.

Erika Rose as Bart in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Vanessa Strickland as Dr. McNuthin in Holly Down in Heaven at Forum Theatre.

LINKS 

The Best of 2012: Part 1: Dance Memories, 10 Favorites of 2012 by Carolyn Kelemen.

The Best of 2012: Part 2: The Best Musicals of 2012.

The Best of 2012: Part 3: The Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 4: Best Performance by Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 5: Best Director, Best Musical Direction, and Best Choreography of a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 6: Best Ensemble of a Play and Best Ensemble of a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 7: Best Play, Best Actor, and Best Actress in a Play.

 

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