‘Hamilton,’ ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’ Take Top Lucille Lortel Off-Broadway Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway-bound musical is heading uptown for a summer opening after a sold-out run at the Public Theater, while Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize winner, first presented by the Atlantic Theatre Company, continues to rack up accolades. Playwright Terrence McNally (Broadway’s The Visit, It’s Only A Play), was celebrated for lifetime achievement. The Lortels, now 30 years old, are underwritten by the Lucille Lortel Foundation and named for the late owner of the former Theatre De Lys, now the Lucille Lortel, on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Along with the Village Voice Obie Awards, the Lortels are focused on plays that open in New York City outside the 40-theater Broadway district.

Hamilton took 10 awards, including outstanding musical. Between Riverside And Crazy won three awards, including outstanding play. The awards in 18 categories, plus three special honors, were presented Sunday night at New York University’s Skirball Center during a ceremony hosted by Emmy nominated actors Anna Chlumsky and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Award presenters included F. Murray Abraham, Christian Borle, Jason Robert Brown, Anna Camp, Sutton Foster, Swoosie Kurtz, Tony Kushner, Elisabeth Moss and Alicia Silverstone.

The Winners:

Outstanding Play: Between Riverside and Crazy
Produced by Atlantic Theater Company
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Outstanding Musical: Hamilton
Produced by The Public Theater
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Outstanding Revival: Into the Woods
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company in association with McCarter Theatre Center, a Fiasco Theater production
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Outstanding Solo Show: Josephine and I
Produced by The Public Theater
Written and Performed by Cush Jumbo

Outstanding Director: Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Outstanding Choreographer: Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 11.10.16 PMOutstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play: Tonya Pinkins, Rasheeda Speaking

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Jacob Ming-Trent, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Liza Colón-Zayas, Between Riverside and Crazy

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Outstanding Scenic Design: Jan Versweyveld, Scenes From a Marriage

Outstanding Costume Design: Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Outstanding Lighting Design: Howell Binkley, Hamilton

Outstanding Sound Design: Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton

Special Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Terrence McNally

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee Jeanine Tesori

Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award: Nancy Nagel Gibbs

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