The 7 PM ceremony at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th Street, will be followed by a celebration at Ruth's Chris Steak House on 51st Street.
O'Byrne is currently starring in Broadway's Shining City. His New York credits also include Doubt, Frozen and The Lonesome West.
The 21st Annual Lucille Lortel nominations were announced April 3. The awards are named for the late actress-producer who embraced experimental, foreign and/or non-commercial work, and produced it far from the Times Square theatre district.
The New Group's production of Abigail's Party led the pack with eight nominations, including one for Outstanding Revival. Other shows with multiple nominations include The Trip to Bountiful (seven nominations); Grey Gardens (five nominations); The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Seven (four nominations each); and Bernarda Alba, Funnyhouse of a Negro and The Ruby Sunrise (three nominations each). Apparition, The Little Dog Laughed, The Paris Letter, Red Light Winter, Third and Celebration and The Room all received two nominations apiece.
Four special awards will be presented this year: the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein will be honored posthumously with the Lifetime Achievement Award; John Patrick Shanley will be a Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee; Betty Corwin will receive the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence; and the Atlantic Theater Company will be honored with the Outstanding Body of Work prize.
A limited number of tickets for the ceremony are on sale now through the New World Stages box office and Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200.
For more information, visit www.LortelAwards.com.
The 2006 Lucille Lortel nominees follow:
Bernarda Alba, Words & Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Grey Gardens, Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie
See What I Wanna See, Words & Music by Michael John LaChiusa
The Seven, by Will Power
Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh
Celebration and The Room by Harold Pinter
Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy
Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote
Billie Allen, Funnyhouse of a Negro
Scott Elliott, Abigail’s Party
Scott Ellis, The Little Dog Laughed
Wilson Milam, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Harris Yulin, The Trip to Bountiful
Outstanding Lead Actor
Christopher Denham, Red Light Winter
Conor Donovan, Privilege
John Glover, The Paris Letter
Michael Stuhlbarg, Measure for Pleasure
David Wilmot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Outstanding Featured Actor
Charles Durning, Third
Domhnall Gleeson, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Darren Goldstein, Abigail’s Party
Logan Marshall-Green, Dog Sees God
David Pittu, Celebration and The Room
Outstanding Featured Actress
Meghan Andrews, The Trip to Bountiful
Helena Carroll, Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Lisa Emery, Abigail’s Party
Hallie Foote, The Trip to Bountiful
Mary Louise Wilson, Grey Gardens
Outstanding Costume Design
Eric Becker, Abigail’s Party
William Ivey Long, Grey Gardens
Deborah Newhall, The Ruby Sunrise
Martin Pakledinaz, The Trip to Bountiful
Anita Yavich, The Wooden Breeks
Outstanding Lighting Design
Aaron Black, Funnyhouse of a Negro
Jane Cox, Apparition
John McKernon, The Trip to Bountiful
Stephen Strawbridge, Bernarda Alba
David Weiner, The Seven
Outstanding Sound Design
Scott Killian, A Picasso
Brian Ronan, Grey Gardens
Ken Travis, Abigail’s Party
Darron L. West, Apparition
Darron L. West, The Seven