GLAAD Nominees Include Billy Elliot, Little Dog, Road Show and Wig Out!

News   GLAAD Nominees Include Billy Elliot, Little Dog, Road Show and Wig Out! Nominees for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring "fair, accurate and inclusive" representations of gay individuals in the media were announced Jan. 27.
Michael Cerveris in Road Show.
Michael Cerveris in Road Show. Photo by Joan Marcus

The annual awards honor the best in journalism, film, TV and theatre. This year's nominations include three theatre-related categories: Outstanding Los Angeles Theater; Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway; and Outstanding New York Theater: Off Off-Broadway.

Three GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held: March 28 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, April 18 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles and May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco in San Francisco.

GLAAD will also recognize several Special Honorees at the various ceremonies: In New York Tyra Banks will receive the Excellence in Media Award, and Suze Orman will receive the Vito Russo Award. Special Honorees for the Los Angeles and San Francisco ceremonies will be announced at a later date.

The theatre-related categories follow. For a list of all 2009 nominees, visit www.glaad.org.

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
As Much As You Can by Paul Oakley Stovall
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal
He Asked for It by Erik Patterson
The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane
Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: BROADWAY & OFF–BROADWAY
Billy Elliot: The Musical book and lyrics by Lee Hall, music by Elton John
Body Awareness by Annie Baker
Prayer for My Enemy by Craig Lucas
Road Show book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER: OFF–OFF BROADWAY
Arias with a Twist by Joey Arias and Basil Twist
The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac by Taylor Mac
Dina Martina: Off the Charts! by Grady West
Lustre, a Midwinter Trans-Fest by Justin Bond
Play it Cool book by Martin Casella and Larry Dean Harris, music by Phillip Swann, lyrics by Mark Winkler

"Special Recognition" will also be given to "The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later - The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard," which was broadcast on Sirius XM Radio.

GLAAD is dedicated to promoting fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

 Clifton Oliver (center) with Angela Grovey, Rebecca Naomi Jones and McKenzie Frye
Clifton Oliver (center) with Angela Grovey, Rebecca Naomi Jones and McKenzie Frye
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