The nominees for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 5, 2018. One of the country’s most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, and the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The recipient of the 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute will be announced shortly.
Joining theatreWashington President Amy Austin was a line-up of leading theatre artists announcing nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence – Helen Hayes Awards Founder Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, actors Helen Hedman, Vaughn Ryan Midder and KenYatta Rogers, and playwright Hope Villanueva.
Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held on Monday, May 14. Event location, hosts and ticket information is forthcoming.