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2011 Lucille Lortel Awards

The Best of Off-Broadway


2011 Lucille Lortel Awards

Lucille Lortel Award

Lucille Lortel Awards

Founded in 1985 by the Off-Broadway League, the annual Lucille Lortel Awards honor the best of Off-Broadway productions and performers.

For other theatre awards celebrating Broadway and Off-Broadway this season, check out the lists of Tony Awards, the Drama League Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Lortel Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Obie Awards for 2011.

Here are the 2011 Lortel Award nominees with the winners denoted in bold.

Outstanding Play:

  • 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, Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • 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


Outstanding Musical:

  • 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; Book by Joe Iconis, 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, Mike Lavoie, 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


Outstanding Revival:

  • 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 Elevator Repair Service; Presented by The Public Theater.


Outstanding Director:

  • John Collins, Gatz
  • Anne Kauffman, This Wide Night
  • Joe Mantello, Other Desert Cities
  • Joe Mantello, The Other Place
  • Leigh Silverman, In the Wake


Outstanding Choreographer:

  • Tracy Bersley, The Witch of Edmonton
  • Steven Hoggett, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Danny Mefford, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
  • Annie-B Parson, Orlando
  • Gail Pennington Crutchfield, Freckleface Strawberry


Outstanding Lead Actor:

  • Desmin Borges, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
  • Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
  • André Braugher, The Whipping Man
  • Michael Shannon, Mistakes Were Made
  • Jeremy Strong, The Coward


Outstanding Lead Actress:

  • Tracee Chimo, Bachelorette
  • Edie Falco, This Wide Night
  • Elizabeth Marvel, The Little Foxes
  • Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
  • Michele Pawk, A Small Fire


Outstanding Featured Actor:

  • Michael Chernus, In the Wake
  • Noah Galvin, The Burnt Part Boys
  • David Patrick Kelly, When I Come to Die
  • David Margulies, After the Revolution
  • Thomas Sadoski, Other Desert Cities


Outstanding Featured Actress:

  • Laura Heisler, Kin
  • Linda Lavin, Other Desert Cities
  • Deirdre O'Connell, In the Wake
  • Kristen Schaal, The Coward
  • Lois Smith, After the Revolution


Outstanding Scenic Design:

  • Rachel Hauck, This Wide Night
  • Anna Louizos, In Transit
  • Jan Versweyveld, The Little Foxes
  • Donyale Werle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
  • Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher


Outstanding Costume Design:

  • Gabriel Berry, The Coward
  • Jennifer Caprio, In Transit
  • Cait O'Connor, The Witch of Edmonton
  • Emily Rebholz, This Wide Night
  • David Zinn, Other Desert Cities


Outstanding Lighting Design:

  • Betsy Adams, When I Come to Die
  • Mark Barton, Gatz
  • Matt Frey, This Wide Night
  • Jesse Klug, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
  • Ben Stanton, The Whipping Man


Outstanding Sound Design:

  • Mikhail Fiksel, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
  • Fitz Patton, The Other Place
  • Mic Pool, The 39 Steps
  • Jon Weston, In Transit
  • Ben Williams, Gatz


Special Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Lynne Meadow


Service to Off-Broadway Award:

  • Gary Glaser


For other theatre awards celebrating Broadway and Off-Broadway this season, check out the lists of Tony Awards, the Drama League Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Lortel Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Obie Awards for 2011.

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