‘Cost Of Living,’ ‘School Girls,’ ‘KPOP’ Lead Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards

Cost of Living and School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tied for Best Play and KPOP captured Best Musical at the 33rd annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.

Mary Jane also captured three awards, including Best Director.

The honors were handed out Sunday night at NYU Skirball Center, in a ceremony hosted by Meteor Shower co-stars Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos. As in past years, the event was a benefit for The Actors Fund.

Many Lortel winners go on to Broadway runs — last year’s top prize-winners, Oslo and The Band’s Visit, went on to wider runs and the latter is considered a Tony front-runner for Best Musical.

The voting committee for the awards includes reps from the Off-Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Association, the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and the Lucille Lortel Foundation, plus theater journalists, academics and others working in the Off-Broadway sector.

Here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Play – *TIE

Cost of Living

Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival

Written by Martyna Majok

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Produced by MCC Theater

Written by Jocelyn Bioh

Outstanding Musical


Produced by Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company and Woodshed Collective

Conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim, Book by Jason Kim, Music and Lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon, Immersive Design by Woodshed Collective

Outstanding Revival

Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train

Produced by Signature Theatre

Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Outstanding Solo Show

Harry Clarke

Produced by Vineyard Theatre in association with Audible

Written by David Cale

Performed by Billy Crudup

Outstanding Director

Anne Kauffman, Mary Jane

Outstanding Choreographer

Sonya Tayeh, The Lucky Ones

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Sean Carvajal, Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Carrie Coon, Mary Jane

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

Damon Daunno, The Lucky Ones

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

Ashley Park, KPOP

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Gregg Mozgala, Cost of Living 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Mirirai Sithole, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Jason Tam, KPOP

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Tiffany Mann, Jerry Springer – The Opera

Outstanding Scenic Design

Louisa Thompson, In The Blood

Outstanding Costume Design

Dede M. Ayite, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Outstanding Lighting Design

Alan C. Edwards, Harry Clarke

Outstanding Sound Design

Leah Gelpe, Mary Jane

Outstanding Projection Design

Hannah Wasileski, Pipeline

Honorary Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Eve Ensler

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee

Michael Friedman

Outstanding Body of Work

WP Theater

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