Awards

We don't like to brag... well, OK, maybe just a little.

We're proud that 26 years our work has regularly been considered important enough to be recognized by our peers. We're even more proud that the arts groups and social causes we work with have been recognized for their talent and hard work, too, and that their local and national profiles have become more prominent as a result of being featured in HMS' specials and series.

Awards include:

  • 2012 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Entertainment Program of Cultural Significance
    Dance For Life
  • 2012 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Direction
    Dance For Life
  • 2009 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Lighting
    River North Dance Chicago: Every Dancer Has A Story
  • 2008 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Excellence in On-Camera Performing
    Chicago Childrens Choir: Songs on the Road to Freedom
  • 2007 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Achievement for Editing
    Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There
  • 2007 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Achievement for Directing
    Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There
  • 2007 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Achievement for Lighting
    Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There
  • 2007 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Excellence in On-Camera Performing
    Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There
  • The Arts & Business Council of Chicago 2006 Special Achievement
    Special recognition for The Chicago Dance Project
  • 2005 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Entertainment Series
    The Chicago Dance Project
  • 2005 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Host
    The Chicago Dance Project
  • 2005 Ruth Page Award
    For excellence and vision in producing
    The Chicago Dance Project
  • 2001 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Magazine Series
    Artbeat Chicago
  • 2000 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Cultural Documentary
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company: 25 Years on the Edge
  • 2000 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding On-Camera Performance
    Ben Vereen, Dance From The Heart
  • Best of 1999
    SCREEN Magazine Annual Award for Excellence in Television Production
  • 1997 Chicago Dance Coalition Ruth Page Award
    Dance video in collaboration with The Chicago Dance Medium
    Birthmarks
  • 1994 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Entertainment Special
    Reality of a Dreamer: The River North Dance Company
  • 1994 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Excellence In Lighting Design
    Reality of a Dreamer: The River North Dance Company
  • 1994 Chicago International Film Festival
    Silver Plaque Award
    Reality of a Dreamer: The River North Dance Company
  • 1993 Chicago Dance Coalition Ruth Page Award
    Collaborative Artist of the Year
  • 1991 Chicago Dance Coalition Ruth Page Award
    Collaborative Artist of the Year
  • 1990 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Individual Excellence, Producer
    Why Am I Hiding...
  • 1990 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Individual Excellence, Director
    Why Am I Hiding...
  • 1990 Chicago International Film Festival
    Gold Plaque Award
    Why Am I Hiding...
  • 2009 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Achievement for Lighting
    Every Dancer Has A Story

Nominations include:

  • 2012 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Editing
    Dance For Life
  • 2011 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Videography
    A Joyful Noise: Handel’s Messiah Rocks
  • 2009 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Entertainment Special of Cultural Significance
    River North Chicago Dance Company: Every Dancer Has A Story
  • 2009 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Direction
    River North Chicago Dance Company: Every Dancer Has A Story
  • 2009 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Videography
    River North Chicago Dance Company: Every Dancer Has A Story
  • 2008 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Entertainment Program
    Billy Sunday
  • 2007 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Cultural Special
    Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There
  • 2007 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Videography
    Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There
  • 2005 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Videography
    The Chicago Dance Project
  • 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award
    Video Design for Lookingglass Theater Company
    1984
  • 2000 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Entertainment Program
    River North Rising
  • 2000 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Live Direction
    River North Rising
  • 2000 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Technical Achievement
    River North Rising
  • 2000 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Videography
    River North Rising
  • 2000 Ruth Page Award
    River North Rising, Dance From The Heart
  • 1996 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Entertainment Special
    Just Passing Through
  • 1996 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Individual Excellence in Directing
    Just Passing Through
  • 1995 Ruth Page Award
    Video design for Jan Erkert & Dancers
    Whole Fragments
  • 1994 Ruth Page Award
    Reality of a Dreamer: The River North Dance Company
  • 1994 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Excellence in Directing
    Reality of a Dreamer: The River North Dance Company
  • 1994 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Excellence in Editing
    Reality of a Dreamer: The River North Dance Company
  • 2011 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding Direction
    A Joyful Noise: Handel’s Messiah Rocks
  • 1994 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Outstanding PSA Series
    Homeless Awareness featuring Phil Collins and Genesis
  • 1994 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Original Music
    North Shore Magazine On The Air
  • 1992 Chicago Dance Coalition Ruth Page Award
    Collaborative Artist of the Year for original music and sound design for five new dance works
  • 1989 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Original Music
    Nothing Is Simple
  • 1987 Chicago Midwest Emmy Award
    Original Music
    The World of Anne Frank