Angels, The Kid, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher, In Transit Among Lortel Nominees
By Kenneth Jones
Nominations for the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced March 31. Laurie Metcalf, Christian Borle, Edie Falco, Joe Mantello, Linda Lavin are among the nominees.
The 26th annual awards will be handed out at 7 PM May 1 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square in New York City. Zach Braff and Samantha Bee will co-host the awards, sponsored by the Off-Broadway League.
Manhattan Theatre Club artistic director Lynne Meadow is this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gary Glaser is the recipient of the new Service to Off-Broadway Award. Glaser is a partner in the New York office of the national law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP practicing in the area of labor and employment law and litigation.
Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, in addition to theatre journalists and academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Lortel Voting Committee. The Lucille Lortel Awards is produced by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2011 LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS
In the Wake - Produced by The Public Theater; Written by Lisa Kron
Other Desert Cities - Produced by Lincoln Center Theater; Written by Jon Robin Baitz
Peter and the Starcatcher - Produced by New York Theatre Workshop; Written by Rick Elice
The Coward - Produced by Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3; Written by Nick Jones
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - Produced by Second Stage Theatre; Written by Kristoffer Diaz
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Produced by The Public Theater and Center Theatre Group in association with Les Freres Corbusier; Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman, Book by Alex Timbers
In Transit - Produced by Primary Stages, the Baruch/Viertel/Routh/Frankel Group, Jane Bergere, Jodi Glucksman, Ken Greiner, Chip Meyrelles, Christina Papagjika, and Janet Rosen; Music, Lyrics and Book by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, Sara Wordsworth
The Burnt Part Boys - Produced by Playwrights Horizons and Vineyard Theatre; Music by Chris Miller, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen, Book by Mariana Elder
The Kid - Produced by The New Group; Music by Andy Monroe, Lyrics by Jack Lechner and Book by Michael Zam
We the People: America Rocks! - Produced by Theatreworks USA; Songs by Brad Alexander (Music) and Kevin Del Aguila (Lyrics), Eli Bolin (Music) and Sam Forman (Lyrics), Joe Iconis (Music and Lyrics), Tommy Newman (Music and Lyrics), Ryan Scott Oliver (Music and Lyrics), Adam Overett (Music and Lyrics), Mark Weiner (Music) and Erik Weiner and Jordan Allen-Dutton (Lyrics)
Outstanding Solo Show
Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend - Produced by Ron Delsener and Mike Lavoie, and Mike Berkowitz and Joe Birbiglia; Written and Performed by Mike Birbiglia
Through the Night - Produced by Daryl Roth in association with Jana Robbins; Written and Performed by Daniel Beaty
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes/Part 1: Millennium Approaches, Part 2: Perestroika - Produced by Signature Theatre Company; Written by Tony Kushner
The Collection & A Kind of Alaska - Produced by Atlantic Theater Company; Written by Harold Pinter
The Little Foxes - Produced by New York Theatre Workshop; Written by Lillian Hellman
The Misanthrope - Produced by The Pearl Theatre Company; Written by Moliere, Translated into English Verse by Richard Wilbur
Three Sisters - Produced by Classic Stage Company; Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Paul Schmidt
Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience
Gatz - Produced by The Public Theater
John Collins, Gatz
Tracy Bersley, The Witch of Edmonton
Outstanding Lead Actor
Desmin Borges, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Outstanding Lead Actress
Tracee Chimo, Bachelorette
Outstanding Featured Actor
Michael Chernus, In the Wake
Outstanding Featured Actress
Laura Heisler, Kin
Outstanding Scenic Design
Rachel Hauck, This Wide Night
Outstanding Costume Design
Gabriel Berry, The Coward
Outstanding Lighting Design
Betsy Adams, When I Come to Die
Outstanding Sound Design
Mikhail Fiksel, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
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