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 Cost of Living and School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play Tie At The Lucille Lortel’s

 Cost of Living and School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play Tie At The Lucille Lortel’s

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

K-Pop

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

 

 

Harry Clarke

Outstanding Solo Show: Harry Clarke Produced by Vineyard Theatre in association with Audible, Written by David Cale, Performed by Billy Crudup

Anne Kauffman, Mary Jane

Outstanding Director: Anne Kauffman, Mary Jane

 

Outstanding Choreographer: Byron Easley, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

 

Sean Carvajal, Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Sean Carvajal, Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train

 

Carrie Coon, Mary Jane

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

Damon Daunno, The Lucky Ones

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Damon Daunno, The Lucky Ones

 

Ashley Park, KPOP

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

 

Off Broadway

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, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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