Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Anna Chlumsky Will Host Off-Broadway's Lortel Awards

News   Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Anna Chlumsky Will Host Off-Broadway's Lortel Awards
 
Stage and screen actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family," Comedy of Errors) and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Living on Love) have been announced to host the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which will take place May 10 at the Skirball Center. The event will also honor Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori and Nancy Nagel Gibbs.

Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky

Nominations for the 2015 Lortel Awards will be announced April 2. Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, in addition to theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee to determine the winners.

This year the Lortel Awards special honorees include playwright McNally (The Visit, It's Only a Play) who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; composer Tesori (Fun Home; Caroline, or Change), who will be inducted onto the famed Playwrights' Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre; and veteran general manager Nagel Gibbs (Peter and the Starcatcher, Next to Normal, Wicked), who will receive the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award.

Awards may be given in the following categories: Play, Musical, Solo Show, Revival, Alternative Theatrical Experience, Director, Choreographer, Lead Actor and Actress in a Play and Musical, Featured Actor and Actress in a Play and Musical, Scenic, Costume, Lighting and Sound Design.

The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were created in 1985 by the Off-Broadway League.

For further information visit, LortelAwards.org.

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