Photo by Don Kellogg

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Live @ The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards

Do not adjust your browser.  This is indeed my site.  I'm doing something a little different on Sunday night.  I will be blogging LIVE from The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU's Skirball Center in Greenwich Village - hosted this year by the incomparable Mario Cantone.   For some background information on the awards - click here - and you can read all about the organizations and talent behind the awards.  The short version is: The Lortel Awards are to off-Broadway what the Tony Awards are to Broadway - they represent the BEST of the BEST of the broader, often more innovative and risk taking genre known as off-Broadway.

What you see below is the official nomination ballot with each category and the nominees in that category.   I'll be updating this page each time a winner is announced live-on-stage and you'll see that winner light up in Pink.

I not sure the awards ceremony will actually go in this order so there may be some scrolling up and down and juggling as I doubt I'll be able to watch the program, applaud, gawk and gossip along with the new responsibility of having to edit the blog page every 3 minutes all the while tweeting and answering fan mail too!

Outstanding Play

  • Blood and Gifts - by J. T. Rogers (LCT)
  • Milk Like Sugar  - by Kirsten Greenidge (PH)
  • Sons of the Prophet  - by Stephen Karam (Roundabout)
  • The Big Meal - by Dan LeFranc (PH)
  • The School For Lies  - by David Ives (CSC)

Outstanding Musical

  • Once (NYTW)
  • Queen of the Mist - (Transport Group)
  • SILENCE! The Musical  (Independent)
  • The Blue Flower - (2ST)
  • The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World - (NYTW/PH) 

Outstanding Revival

  • Blood Knotby Athol Fugard - (Signature)
  • The Lady from Dubuqueby Edward Albee (Signature)
  • Look Back in Anger  - by John Osborne (Roundabout)
  • The Cherry Orchard - by Anton Chekhov/Translated by John C. Jones (CSC)
  • The Maidsby Jean Genet/Translated by Bernard Frechtman (Red Bull)

Outstanding Solo Show

  • An Iliad - by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson (CSC)
  • The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith - by Angelo Parra (Penguin Rep +)

Outstanding Director

  • Jo Bonney, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark 
  • David Cromer, Tribes
  • Sam Gold, Look Back in Anger
  • Sam Gold, The Big Meal
  • John Tiffany, Once 

Outstanding Choreographer

  • Chase Brock, The Blue Flower
  • Bill Castellino, Ionescopade
  • Christopher Gattelli, SILENCE! The Musical 
  • Steven HoggettOnce
  • Annie-­B Parson, The Broken Heart

Outstanding Lead Actor

  • Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet 
  • Russell Harvard, Tribes
  • Hamish Linklater, The School For Lies 
  • Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
  • Jay O. Sanders, Titus Andronicus

Outstanding Lead Actress

  • Sanaa Lathan, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark 
  • Cristin Milioti, Once
  • Carey Mulligan, Through a Glass Darkly 
  • Molly Ranson, Carrie
  • Mary Testa, Queen of the Mist

Outstanding Featured Actor

  • David Wilson Barnes, The Big Meal
  • Adam Driver, Look Back in Anger
  • Alvin Epstein, The Cherry Orchard
  • Peter Francis James, The Lady from Dubuque
  • Jeff Perry, Tribes
Outstanding Featured Actress

  • Anita Gillette, The Big Meal
  • Kimberly Hébert Gregory, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark 
  • Marin Mazzie, Carrie
  • Tonya Pinkins, Milk Like Sugar
  • Mare Winningham, Tribes

Outstanding Scenic Design

  • Bob Crowley, Once
  • Lauren Helpern, 4000 Miles
  • Andrew Lieberman, Look Back in Anger 
  • Adrianne Lobel, Galileo
  • David Zinn, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

Outstanding Costume Design

  • ESosa, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark 
  • Toni-­Leslie James, Milk Like Sugar 
  • William Ivey Long, The School For Lies 
  • Ilona Somogyi, Maple and Vine 
  • Catherine Zuber, Death Takes a Holiday

Outstanding Lighting Design

  • Natasha Katz, Once
  • Keith Parham, Tribes
  • Justin Townsend, Unnatural Acts 
  • David Weiner, Through a Glass Darkly 
  • Scott Zielinski, An Iliad

Outstanding Sound Design

  • Mark Bennett, An Iliad
  • Clive Goodwin, Once
  • Daniel Kluger, Tribes
  • Matt Tierney and Ben Williams, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) 
  • David Van Tieghem, Through a Glass Darkly

Lifetime Achievement Award - Richard Frankel and Richard Foreman

Service to Off-­‐Broadway Award - Fire Department of the City of New York

Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience - Voca People (Independent)