The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were awarded tonight in 19 categories. The Off-Broadway League event was hosted Laura Benanti and Jason Jones and served as a benefit for The Actors Fund.
Celebrated playwright Eve Ensler was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and composer Michael Friedman will be posthumously inducted onto the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre. WP Theater will be awarded as an institution for their Outstanding Body of Work.
The show open with a tap and vocal performance of “In My Day” by Jared MGrime.There was a beautiful performance of “In Passing Years” by Judy McLane. Tony nominees Tina Fey, LindsayMendez and Joshua Henry presented Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. Andrew Rannells and Patti Murin are here to present Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Adam Chandelier Beret, Lisa Howard, Paul Alexander Nolan, Lauren Ridloff, Barrett Wilbert Weed Grey Henson, Will Rolland, Denise Gough, Phillipa Soo, Kate Rockwell, Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Shaloub, Katerina Lenk, Jelani Alladin, Beth Malon, Brandon Victor Dixon, La Chanze, Marilu Henner, Carol Kane, Zachary Quinto and more were all on hand to present and support.
2018 Lucille Lortel Winners Are……..
Outstanding Play a tie: Cost of Living, Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Written by Martyna Majok and School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, Produced by MCC Theater, Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Outstanding Musical: KPOP, Produced by Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company and Woodshed Collective, Conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim, Book by Jason Kim, Music and Lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon, Immersive Design by Woodshed Collective
Outstanding Revival: Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train, Produced by Signature Theatre, Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Outstanding Solo Show: Harry Clarke Produced by Vineyard Theatre in association with Audible, Written by David Cale, Performed by Billy Crudup
Outstanding Director: Anne Kauffman, Mary Jane
Outstanding Choreographer: Byron Easley, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Sean Carvajal, Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play: Carrie Coon, Mary Jane
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Gregg Mozgala, Cost of Living
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Mirirai Sithole, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Damon Daunno, The Lucky Ones
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: Ashley Park, KPOP
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Jason Tam, KPOP
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Tiffany Mann, Jerry Springer – The Opera
Outstanding Scenic Design: Louisa Thompson, In The Blood
Outstanding Costume Design: Dede M. Ayite, Bella: An American Tall Tale
Outstanding Lighting Design: Alan C. Edwards, Harry Clarke
Outstanding Sound Design: Leah Gelpe, Mary Jane
Outstanding Projection Design: Hannah Wasileski, Pipeline