Evita, 2018

The Rep wins nine 2019 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

Tuesday | Mar. 26, 2019

The Rep is honored to have received nine 2019 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, recognizing the outstanding work that appeared on our stages last year.

Our 2018-2019 season opener Evita led the way with seven awards, including outstanding production of a musical, ensemble in a musical and director of a musical (Rob Ruggiero). Evita's seven wins represent one of the biggest hauls in the Circle Awards' history – only The Rep's 2012 production of Sunday in the Park with George received more, with eight.

Retiring Rep artistic director Steven Woolf also received a lifetime achievement award.

The Rep's list of winners is below. Check out the full list of honorees here!


  • Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical (Rob Ruggiero)
  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical (tie)
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Musical (Luke Cantarella)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical (John Lasiter)
  • Outstanding Choreographer (Gustavo Zajac and Mariana Parma)
  • Outstanding Musical Director (Charlie Alterman)

Born Yesterday:

  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Play (Lou Bird)

The Humans:

  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Rusty Wandall, tie)