Lightning Field, Oedipus and Wife Among 17th Annual GLAAD Media Award Winners

News   Lightning Field, Oedipus and Wife Among 17th Annual GLAAD Media Award Winners
The 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented March 27 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.

Winners in the three theatrical categories were Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre), The Five Lesbian Brothers' Oedipus at Palm Springs (Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway) and David Ozanich's The Lightning Field (Outstanding New York Theater). A Special Recognition prize was awarded to Hedwig and the Angry Inch's John Cameron Mitchell, who directed Bright Eyes' music video for "First Day of My Life."

For the second consecutive year, the annual 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.

Additional GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held 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.

All of the nominees in the theatre-related categories follow. For a complete list of 2006 nominees and winners, visit

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

The annual GLAAD Media Awards honor the best in journalism, film, TV and theatre.

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.

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