Accolades & Awards
We Are Proud of the Recognition We've Earned

Since our inception in 2003, Cygnet Theatre has become known for outstanding artistic values. Our productions and artists have won more than 100 awards and accolades for theatre excellence.

2012-2013 Season

Man of La Mancha

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: Sean Murray
  • U-T San Diego James Herbert’s Top Ten Productions of 2012

2011-2012 Season

Parade

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Resident Musical
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical — Sandy Campbell
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Costume Design — Shirley Pierson

The Glass Menagerie

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play — Rosina Reynolds
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Actor of the Year — Brian Mackey (including work as The Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie)

2010-11 Season

Cabaret

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Direction of a Musical — Sean Murray
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical — Karson St. John
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Choreography — David Brannen
  • U-T San Diego James Herbert’s Top Ten Productions of 2011
  • North County Times Pam Kragen’s Top Ten Productions of 2011
  • San Diego Gay and Lesbian News Jean Lowerison’s Best Productions of 2011

2009-10 Season

Noises Off

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Ensemble

Sweeney Todd

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Resident Musical
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Direction of a Musical — Sean Murray & James Vasquez
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Musical Direction — Charlie Reuter
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical — Deborah Gilmour Smyth
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Performer of the Year — Steve Gunderson (including work as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd)
  • StageScene L.A. Award: Best Production
  • StageScene L.A. Award: Best Direction – Sean Murray & James Vasquez
  • StageScene L.A. Award: Best Music Direction – Charlie Reuter
  • StageScene L.A. Award: Best Performance Lead Male – Sean Murray
  • StageScene L.A. Award: Best Performance Lead Female – Deborah Gilmour Smyth
  • StageScene L.A. Award: Best Featured Performance – Tom Zohar
  • U-T San Diego James Herbert’s Top Ten Productions of 2010
  • San Diego Reader Jeff Smith’s Best Productions of 2010

Private Lives

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lighting Design — Eric Lotze
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Set Design — Andy Hull
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play — Shana Wride
  • San Diego Reader Jeff Smith’s Best Productions of 2010

Man From Nebraska

  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Direction – Francis Gercke
  • San Diego Theatre Scene – Best of 2009  

2008-09 Season

  • “The Best of San Diego 2008: Best Edgy Expanding Theatre Company” – San Diego Magazine, July 2008

 

It’s A Wonderful Life

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance — Tom Andrew (2008 Body of Work)

The Receptionist

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Featured Performance — Jo Anne Glover

Bed & Sofa

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical — Colleen Kollar Smith
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical: Jordan Miller

The History Boys

  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Ensemble

2007-08 Season

  • “Theatre of the Year 2007” – San Diego Magazine, December 2007
  • San Diego Union Tribune Best of 2007 — Theatre Company
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle 2007 Jack O’Brien Award for Excellence in Direction: Esther Emery, director of Cygnet Theatre’s Yellowman and Communicating Doors

 

A Little Night Music

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Direction of a Musical —  Sean Murray
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Ensemble
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Costume Design – Jeanne Reith for 2008 Body of Work, including A Little Night Music & The Receptionist
  • KPBS Patté Award: The 2008 John Guth Award for Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance – Peter Herman (wigs) for 2008 Body of Work, including Fences, A Little Night Music, The Receptionist, A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life

Fences (co-produced with San Diego Black Ensemble Theatre)

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Dramatic Production
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Direction – Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Ensemble
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance – Antonio “T.J.” Johnson
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance – Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Performance – Antonio “T.J.” Johnson
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Performance – Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson

Communicating Doors

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Featured Performance – Sandy Campbell
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Scenic Design – Nick Fouch
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Production

St. Nicholas

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Solo Performance – Ron Choulartan
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Performance – Ron Choularton

2006-07 Season

  • San Diego Union Tribune Best of 2006 – Theatre Company

 

Copenhagen

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance – Joshua Everett Johnson
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Performance – Joshua Everett Johnson

It’s A Wonderful Life

  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Live Sound – Scott Paulson

Yellowman

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Dramatic Production
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Scenic Design – Nick Fouch
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance – Monique Gaffney
  • Patté Award: Outstanding Ensemble
  • Patté Award: Outstanding Scenic Design – Nick Fouch
  • San Diego Union Tribune Anne Marie Welsh’s Best of 2007

Desire Under The Elms

  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Performance – Jim Chovick

2005-06 Season

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Special Award for Sean Murray as 2005 Producer of the Year for artistic and design work on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Invention of Love, Burn This and The Little Foxes.

 

Curse of the Starving Class (co-produced with New Village Arts)

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Direction – Francis Gercke
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Ensemble
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Featured Performance – Joshua Everett Johnson
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Ensemble
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Sound Design: M. Scott Grabau
  • San Diego Union Tribune’s Top Ten Productions of 2005

The Little Foxes

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Featured Performance – Glynn Bedington
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lighting Design – Eric Lotze
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Production
  • San Diego Union Tribune’s Top Ten Productions of 2005

My Fair Lady

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Featured Performance – Ron Choulartan
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Production    

2004-05 Season

  • KPBS Special Patté Award for Sean Murray for Artistic Excellence for the six premieres he directed, produced and designed in 2004

 

Escanaba in da Moonlight

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Scenic Design – Sean Murray
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Sound Design – George Yé
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Lighting Design – Eric Lotze

Burn This

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance – Jessica John
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance – Jeffrey Jones
  • San Diego Union Tribune’s Top Ten Productions of 2005
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy or Drama – Jeffrey Jones

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Lead Performance – Francis Gercke           
  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Ensemble
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Production
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Direction  – Sean Murray
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy or Drama – Francis Gercke
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy or Drama – Jessica John
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama – Jim Chovick

2003-04 Season

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Performance – Jeremiah Lorenz

Fully Committed

  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Performance – David McBean
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Solo Performance – David McBean

Bed and Sofa

  • KPBS Patté Award: Outstanding Production
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Lead Performance in a Musical, Male – Eric Anderson
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Lead Performance in a Musical, Female – Julie Jacobs
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Direction of a Musical – Sean Murray
  • San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Musical Revival
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Production
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical – Eric Anderson
  • San Diego Playbill Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Julie Jacobs

 

 

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