Jersey productions merit recognition, too

by Peter Filichia/The Star-Ledger

Saturday June 14, 2008, 10:00 AM

Best Play Revival:

"Amadeus" and "The Time of Your Life" (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison); "Death of a Salesman" (Luna Stage Company, Montclair); "The Glass Menagerie" and "Macbeth" (Two River Theater Company).

Winner:

 "Amadeus." Peter Shafer's play about mediocrity was anything but mediocre. Style and substance ruled the day.
 

Best Leading Play Actor:

Robert Cuccioli ("Amadeus"); Matthew Arkin ("The Scene"); Frankie R. Faison ("Death of a Salesman"); Sherman Howard ("A Christmas Carol," Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Andrew Weems ("The Time of Your Life").

Winner:

Cuccioli. Salieri is one of the toughest roles in modern drama, asking its actor to play both a young and old man, who's at first a confident composer and then a devastated one. Cuccioli conquered it all, while staying on stage every minute