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2018 Lucille Lortel Awards

May 7, 2018: The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement of Off-Broadway were awarded in 19 categories at NYU Skirball Center. Hosted by Laura Benanti and Jason Jones, the Off-Broadway League event served as a benefit for The Actors Fund. Eve Ensler was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Michael Freidman will be posthumously inducted onto the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel  Theatre on Christopher Street. WP Theater will be awarded as an institution for their Outstanding Body of Work.

The 2018 Lucille Lortel Winners Are……..

May 7, 2018:  The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement of Off-Broadway were awarded in 19 categories at NYU Skirball Center. Hosted by Laura Benanti and Jason Jones, the Off-Broadway League event served as a benefit for The Actors Fund. Eve Ensler was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Michael Freidman will be posthumously inducted onto the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel  Theatre on Christopher Street. WP Theater will be awarded as an institution for their Outstanding Body of Work.

The 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