Lucille Lortel Awards recognize excellence in New York
Off-Broadway theatre. The Awards are named for Lucille Lortel, an
actress and theater producer, and have been awarded since 1986.
They are produced by the League of
Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers
by special arrangement with the
Lucille Lortel Foundation, with
additional support from the Theatre Development Fund.
Other awards for off-Broadway theatre include the Obie Award, the
Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Award, the Outer Critics Circle
Awards and the
Henry Hewes Design Awards presented by the American
1 Voting committee
2.1 Award categories
3 See also
5 External links
The voting committee is made up of representatives of the Off-Broadway
League, Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors &
Choreographers Society, the
Lucille Lortel Foundation, as well as
theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway
The awards ceremony for the 2008-2009 season was held on May 3, 2009
at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (New York City); the nominations were
announced on April 2.
The nominations for the 2009-2010 season were announced on April 1,
2010, and the winners were announced at a ceremony on May 2, 2010 held
at Terminal 5 in New York City.
The nominations for the 2010-2011 season were announced on March 31,
2011, and the winners were announced on May 1, 2011 at the NYU
Skirball Center, with hosts
Zach Braff and Samantha Bee. Special
Awards were given to
Lynne Meadow (Lifetime Achievement Award); Gary
Glaser (Service to
Off-Broadway Award); Gatz - Produced by The Public
Theater (Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience).
The nominees for the 2011-2012 season were announced on March 29,
2012; the award ceremony was held on May 6, 2012 at the Skirball
Center with host Mario Cantone.
Special (non-competitive) awards
were announced: Richard Frankel (Lifetime Achievement Award); Richard
Foreman (Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee); Fire Department of the City
of New York (FDNY) (Service to
Off-Broadway Award); and Voca People
– Produced by Doron Lida, Revital Kalfo, Leeorna Solomons and Eva
Price (Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience).
The awards for the 2012-2013 season were announced on May 5, 2013 with
Aasif Mandvi and Maura Tierney.
Special Awards were presented
to: Todd Haimes, Lifetime Achievement Award; Neil LaBute, Playwrights'
Sidewalk Inductee; Theatre Development Fund, Outstanding Body of Work
Award; and Old Hats by
Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Outstanding
Alternative Theatrical Experience.
The awards for the 2013-2014 season were announced on May 4, 2014 with
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
Special Awards were presented
to: producer Robyn Goodman, Lifetime Achievement Award and Richard
Nelson, Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee.
The award nominations for the 2014-15 season were announced on April
Special Awards were given to
Terrence McNally (Lifetime
Jeanine Tesori (Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee)
and general manager Nancy Nagel Gibb (Edith Oliver Service to
Off-Broadway Award). The winners were announced on May 10, 2015,
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and
Anna Chlumsky hosting.
Awards are given in the following categories:
Outstanding Solo Show
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Outstanding Scenic Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Projection Design (permanently added 2017) 
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (non-competitive)
Until the 2014 awards, the Lead Actor/Actress and Featured
Actor/Actress awards encompassed both plays and musicals. The
categories were split beginning in 2014.
Drama Desk Award
Drama League Award
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Innovative Off Broadway a Star, Is Dead at 98". The New York Times.
^ Greene, Alexis (2004-07-01). Lucille Lortel: the queen of Off
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^ a b Hetrick, Adam. "'Fun Home', 'Here Lies Love', 'Buyer &
Cellar' Win Lortel Awards" Archived 2014-05-08 at the Wayback Machine.
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^ Gans, Andrew (2009-05-03). "Ruined, Fela!, Our Town and Humor Abuse
Lucille Lortel Award Winners". Playbill. Retrieved
^ "Urie, Ivey, Orphans, Scottsboro & More Win 2010 Lortel Awards".
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^ Jones, Kenneth." 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson', 'Chad Deity',
'Angels', Borle, Metcalf Are Lortel Winners" playbill.com, May 1, 2011
^ Jones, Kenneth and Hetrick, Adam. "Once, Sons of the Prophet, Sanaa
Lathan, Sam Gold Among 2012 Lortel Award Winners" Archived 2012-05-12
at the Wayback Machine. playbill.com, May 7, 2012
^ Hetrick, Adam.
Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced; 'Once'
and 'Tribes' Lead the Pack" Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback
Machine. playbill.com, March 29, 2012
^ Hetrick, Adam. Dogfight, The Whale and The Piano Lesson Are Lortel
Award Winners" Archived 2013-06-05 at the Wayback Machine.
playbill.com, May 5, 2013
^ " 'Hamilton', 'The Nether', 'Into the Woods' Earn Lortel Award
Nominations" playbill.com, April 2, 2015
^ Staff. "'Hamilton' Breaks Record With Most Lortel Wins"
playbill.com, May 10, 2015
^ Rickwald, Bethany (February 2, 2017). "Lynn Nottage and William Ivey
Long Among 2017
Lucille Lortel Award Honorees". theatremania.
Retrieved May 7, 2017.
^ Hetrick, Adam (April 1, 2014). "Here Lies Love, Fun Home and
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Lead Lortel Award
Nominations". Playbill. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
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