GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Include I Am My Own Wife, Color Purple and Ghetto Superstar

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24 Jan 2006

Nominees for the 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring "fair, accurate and inclusive" representations of gay individuals in the media were announced Jan. 23.



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 Theatre: Broadway and Off-Broadway; and Outstanding New York Theatre: Off Off-Broadway. For the second consecutive year, the ceremony will be televised. Logo, the new MTV Networks channel, will air the GLAAD Media Awards April 15 at 9 PM ET. For the first time, VH1 will also air the awards ceremony; that air date is April 16 at 11 PM ET.

Four GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held: March 27 at the New York Marriott Marquis; April 8 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles; May 25 at Miami’s Ritz Carlton Hotel; and June 10 at the Marriott in San Francisco.

The theatre-related categories follow. For a list of all 2006 nominees, visit www.glaad.org.

Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Bunbury by Tom Jacobson
I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
Porcelain by Chay Yew
A Pebble in My Shoe: The Life and Times of John Shelby Spong by Colin Cox
Pera Palas by Sinan Unel

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway
Border/Clash: A Litany of Desire by Staceyann Chin
The Color Purple book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker
Ghetto Superstar (The Man That I Am)by Billy Porter
Oedipus at Palm Springs by The Five Lesbian Brothers
Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock

Outstanding New York Theater: Off Off-Broadway
Busted Jesus Comix by David Johnston
Christine Jorgensen Reveals created by Bradford Louryk
Dress Suits to Hire by Holly Hughes in collaboration with Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver
Golden Age by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The Lightning Field by David Ozanich

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.