Proof, Jitney and The Unexpected Man Top Lortel Nominations

News   Proof, Jitney and The Unexpected Man Top Lortel Nominations Proof, Jitney and The Unexpected Man lead the 2001 Lucille Lortel Award nominations with six nods apiece. This was the first yeat that the Lortels, which honor Off-Broadway theatre, announced nominations.

Proof, Jitney and The Unexpected Man lead the 2001 Lucille Lortel Award nominations with six nods apiece. This was the first yeat that the Lortels, which honor Off-Broadway theatre, announced nominations.

Nominations were chosen in an early-evening meeting April 2 and announced shortly thereafter. Winners will be announced April 23, and the awards ceremony will take place at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St.) May 7, followed by a supper celebration at America restaurant on 18th Street.

Alan Cumming, currently starring in Design for Living (ironically, on Broadway) will host the 16th annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway (last year's emcees were Joy Behar and Sam Harris); Kitty Carlisle Hart will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

A complete list of nominations follows:

Outstanding Play of 2001
Jitney (Second Stage)
Proof (Manhattan Theatre Club)
Ten Unknowns (Lincoln Center Theatre)
The Play About The Baby
The Unexpected Man Outstanding Musical of 2001
American Rhapsody: A New Musical Revue
Bat Boy: The Musical
newyorkers (Manhattan Theatre Club)
Suburb (York Theatre Company)
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Playwrights Horizons)

Outstanding Revival of 2001
for colored girls who considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Dia Theatrical Inc)
Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout)
Tiny Alice (Second Stage)
What the Butler Saw (The New Group)

Outstanding Actor of 2001
Alan Bates ( The Unexpected Man )
Glenn Fitzgerald ( Lobby Hero )
Deven May ( Bat Boy: The Musical )
Brian Murray ( The Play About the Baby )
Donald Sutherland ( Ten Unknowns )

Outstanding Actress of 2001
Eileen Atkins ( The Unexpected Man )
Janie Dee ( Comic Potential )
Mary Beth Fisher ( Boy Gets Girl )
Mary Louise Parker ( Proof )
Marian Seldes ( The Play About the Baby )

Outstanding Featured Actor of 2001
Tate Donovan ( Lobby Hero)
Dion Graham ( Lobby Hero )
Justin Kirk ( Ten Unknowns )
Alec Mapa ( Dogeaters )
Howard Witt ( Boy Gets Girl )

Outstanding Featured Actress of 2001
Johanna Day ( Proof )
Randy Graff ( A Class Act )
Julianna Margulies ( Ten Unknowns )
Julia Murney ( Time and Again )
Ching Valdes-Aran ( Dogeaters )

Outstanding Director of 2001
Mark Brokaw ( Lobby Hero )
Michael Grief ( Dogeaters )
Simon McBurney ( Mnemonic )
Marion McClinton ( Jitney )
Daniel Sullivan ( Proof )

Outstanding Choreography of 2001
A.C. Ciulla ( The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin )
Christopher Gatelli ( Bat Boy: The Musical )
Daniel Pelzig ( Newyorkers )
Donald Saddler ( American Rhapsody: A New Musical Revue )
Maria Torres ( 4 Guys Named Jose… And Una Mujer Named Maria!)

Outstanding Set Design of 2001
John Arnone ( Tiny Alice )
John Lee Beatty ( Proof )
Ralph Funicello ( Ten Unknowns )
Mark Thompson ( The Unexpected Man )
David Gallo ( Jitney )

Outstanding Costume Design of 2001
Jane Greenwood ( Old Money )
Susan Hilferty ( Jitney )
Constance Hoffman ( Tiny Alice )
Fabio Toblini ( Bat Boy: The Musical )
David C. Woolard ( The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin )

Outstanding Lighting Design of 2001
Betsy Adams/Martha Swetzoff ( The Laramie Project )
Paul Anderson ( Mnemonic )
Pat Collins ( Proof )
Donald Holder ( Jitney )
Hugh Vanstone ( The Unexpected Man )

Outstanding Sound Design of 2001
Mark Bennett/Michael Creason ( Dogeaters )
David Bullard/Mic Pool ( The Unexpected Man )
T. Richard Fitzgerald ( 4 Guys Named Jose… And Una Mujer Named Maria!)
Robert Milburn ( Jitney )
Christopher Shutt ( Mnemonic )

Following is a list of shows which received multiple nominations:

Proof (6)
Jitney (6)
The Unexpected Man (6)
Ten Unknowns (5)
Bat Boy: The Musical (4)
Dogeaters (4)
Lobby Hero (4)
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (3)
Mnemonic (3)
The Play About The Baby (3)
Tiny Alice (3)
American Rhapsody: A New Musical Revue (2)
Boy Gets Girl (2)
4 Guys Named Jose… And Una Mujer Named Maria (2)
newyorkers (2)