Stoneham Theatre has been nominated by the Independent Reviewers of New England for nine awards. Jenna McFarland Lord is nominated for best set design for transforming the Stoneham stage into a Cambridge pub for “Distant Music.” Michael Buckley also was recognized for his work in “Distant Music”; he is nominated for best actor in a play. Stoneham Theatre’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is nominated for three awards: Ephie Aardema is nominated for best actress in a musical; Andrew Giordano for best supporting actor in a musical; and Stephanie Granade for best supporting actress in a musical. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” scored the most nominations for Stoneham Theatre: Jeff Adelberg is nominated for best lighting design; Nathan Leigh for best sound; Esme Allen for best supporting actress in a play; and Alexander Platt for best supporting actor in a play. The awards, founded in 1997 to celebrate theater excellence in the Boston area, will be awarded April 7 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. For more information, visit www.irneawards.com.