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Carmen Jones and Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future Win at The Lucille Lortel Awards

Carmen Jones and Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future Win at The Lucille Lortel Awards
 Mike Birbiglia speaks onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

The 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out this evening to recipients in 19 categories, with one special award and three honorary awards also bestowed.  The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Drama Desk Award-nominated writer and performer of The New One, Mike Birbiglia. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

 Jordan Fein, Patrick Page, Andrew R. Butler and Beth Leavel speak onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)
Alice Ripley and Bonnie Milligan speak onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Award presenters this year included Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Charles Busch, Reeve Carney, Jeff Daniels, Jeremy O. Harris, Caitlin Kinnunen, Leslie Kritzer, Beth Leavel, Judith Light, Bonnie Milligan, Tim Blake Nelson, Patrick Page, Jeremy Pope, Lily Rabe, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Alice Ripley, Will Roland, Stephanie Styles, Ephraim Sykes, Sergio Trujillo, and Brandon Uranowitz.

Brian Hester and Judith Light

The Off-Broadway League’s Lortel Awards Producing & Administration Committee (Jeremy Adams, Margaret Cotter, Carol Fishman, George Forbes, Danielle Karliner Naish, Michael Page, Kendra Ramthun, Catherine Russell, Lindsey Sag, Seth Shepsle, and Casey York) produces the Lortel Awards Ceremony. Acclaimed writer/director Michael Heitzman returned to direct the Lortel Awards for his tenth consecutive year. Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, United Scenic Artists, the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, in addition to theatre journalists and academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee. 

eff Daniels presents an award onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards Winners


ntoinette Nwandu accepts the award for Outstanding Play on behalf of Pass Over onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)
Jordan Fein and Andrew R. Butler accept Outstanding Play award onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Play: Pass Over Produced by Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 Written by Antoinette Nwandu

Outstanding Musical: Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future Produced by Ars Nova Written by Andrew R. Butler

John Doyle accepts the award for Outstanding Revival on behalf of Carmen Jones onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Revival: Carmen Jones \Classic Stage Company, Alan D. and Barbara Marks, Eric Falkenstein, and Covent Garden Productions
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, with Music by Georges Bizet:

Kevin Emrick poses with an award in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Solo Show:FLEABAG *Produced by Annapurna Theatre, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Skye Optican, Kevin Emrick, David Luff & Patrick Myles, Barbara Broccoli, Patrick Catullo, Diana DiMenna, Daryl Roth, Eric Schnall, Jayne Baron Sherman, DryWrite, Soho Theatre
Written and Performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Lee Sunday Evans poses with an award in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Director: Lee Sunday Evans, Dance Nation 

Rick Cooperman (R) and Jeff Cooperman pose with an award in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Choreographer:Rick and Jeff Kuperman, Alice By Heart

Juan Castano accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Juan Castano, Transfers 

Quincy Tyler Bernstine accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Marys Seacole 

Gabriel Ebert poses with an award in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play:Gabriel Ebert, Pass Over

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play:Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ain’t No Mo’ 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical:Steven Skybell, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH

George Salazar poses with an award in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical:Anika Noni Rose, Carmen Jones 

Annaleigh Ashford, George Salazar, and Brandon Uranowitz in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: George Salazar, Be More Chill 

Annaleigh Ashford, Soara-Joye Ross, and Brandon Uranowitz in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical:Soara-Joye Ross, Carmen Jones 

 Arnulfo Maldonado poses with an award in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Scenic Design:Arnulfo Maldonado, Sugar In Our Wounds 

 Montana Levi Blanco and Paloma Young pose with an award in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Costume Design: TieMontana Levi Blanco, The House That Will Not Stand and Paloma Young, Alice By Heart

Will Roland, Lap Chi Chu, and Caitlin Kinnunen in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Lighting Design:Lap Chi Chu, Mlima’s Tale 

Outstanding Sound Design: Dan Moses Schreier, Carmen Jones 

al Yarden, Leslie Kritzer, and Kevin Emrick in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Projection Design:Tal Yarden, Superhero 

SPECIAL AWARD

Bill Irwin accepts the award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience: On Beckett
Produced by Irish Repertory Theatre Exploring the Works of Samuel Beckett, Conceived by Bill Irwin

HONORARY AWARDS

Outstanding Body of Work

Will Cantler, Judith Light, and Bernie Telsey in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)
Will Cantler accept the award for Outstanding Body of Work Honorary Achievement on behalf of Telsey + Company onstage at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

Telsey + Company
Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
María Irene Fornés
Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award
Terry Byrne

Terry Byrne and Charles Busch in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)
Jeremy Pope and Stephanie Styles in the press room at the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Lucille Lortel Foundation)

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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