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Awards and Recognition

Jeff Awards for Direction of Animal Farm, Pope Joan, and Dr. Sex, Parade.

Jeff Recommendations for Direction for Jerry Springer- The Opera, Under A Rainbow Flag, My Favorite Year.

A Special Jeff Citation for Fostering Diversity in Chicago Theater

Inducted into the City of Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, 2013

Special Services Award from Chicago Hearing Society

Productions produced or directed receiving Jeff Awards for Best Musical or Play include Animal Farm, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Christmas Schooner, A Man of No Importance, Jerry Springer – The Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Dr. Sex, Pinafore, Angels in America, The Lisbon Traviata, Under A Rainbow Flag,  and Execution of Justice.  

Jeff Awards for Outstanding New Work for The Count Of Monte Cristo (with Jeff Casazza) and The Hiroshima Project (with Anne V. McGravie, Dwight Okita, and Nicholas A. Patricca). 

After Dark Awards for Direction of Equus (with deaf and hearing actors), In The Deep Heart’s Core, and Southern Baptist Sissies

Induction into City of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame