The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards... And the Winners are...

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls PlayKPOP Cost of Living win big at the 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards.

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, KPOP & Cost of Living

Last night Off-Broadway celebrated its biggest night of the year with The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, held at NYU Skirball Center, hosted by Meteor Shower co-stars Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos, and honoring outstanding achievement Off-Broadway during the 2017-2018 season.

The following special awards were also presented at this year's ceremony:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eve Ensler

Outstanding Body of Work Award: WP Theater

Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee: Michael Friedman​

And without any further ado, here are this year's winners...


Outstanding Play

WINNERS (TIE):

Cost of Living written by Martyna Majok and School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play written by Jocelyn Bioh

NOMINEES:

Miles for Mary written by Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto, Lila Neugebauer and Stephanie Wright Thompson

Pipeline written by Dominique Morisseau

The Treasurer written by Max Posner


Outstanding Musical

WINNER:

KPOP 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

NOMINEES:

Bella: An American Tall Tale - Book, Music and Lyrics by Kirsten Childs

Desperate Measures - Book and Lyrics by Peter Kellogg, Music by David Friedman

Hundred Days written by the Bengsons and Sarah Gancher

Jerry Springer — The Opera - Music and Lyrics by Richard Thomas, Book and additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas


Outstanding Revival

WINNER:

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

NOMINEES:

F**king A written by Suzan-Lori Parks

In the Blood written by Suzan-Lori Parks

The Government Inspector adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Revizor by Nikolai Gogol​

Torch Song written by Harvey Fierstein


Outstanding Solo Show

WINNER:

Harry Clarke written by David Cale, performed by Billy Crudup

NOMINEE:

Who's Holiday! written by Matthew Lombardo, performed by Lesli Margherita


Outstanding Director

WINNER:

Anne KauffmanMary Jane

NOMINEES:

Lileana Blain-CruzPipeline

Michael Greif​The Low Road

Lila NeugebauerMiles for Mary

Leigh Silverman​Harry Clarke


Outstanding Choreographer

WINNER

Sonya TayehThe Lucky Ones

NOMINEES:

Camille A. BrownBella: An American Tall Tale

Bill CastellinoDesperate Measures

Byron EasleyX: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

Jennifer WeberKPOP 


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

WINNER:

Sean Carvajal​Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train

NOMINEES:

Peter FriedmanThe Treasurer

Chukwudi Iwuji​The Low Road

Namir Smallwood​Pipeline

Michael UrieTorch Song 


Outstanding Lead Actress in a play

WINNER:

Carrie CoonMary Jane

NOMINEES:

Quincy Tyler BernstineThe Amateurs

MaameYaa Boafo​School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Cristin Milioti​After the Blast

Karen PittmanPipeline


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

WINNER:

Damon DaunnoThe Lucky Ones

NOMINEES:

Steven EngPacific Overtures

Terrence MannJerry Springer — The Opera

Wade McCollumErnest Shackleton Loves Me

James Seol​KPOP 


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

WINNER:

Ashley ParkKPOP

NOMINEES:

Abigail BengsonHundred Days

Ashley D. KelleyBella: An American Tall Tale

Julia KnitelA Letter to Harvey Milk

Lauren Molina​Desperate Measures


Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

WINNER:

Gregg MozgalaCost of Living

NOMINEES:

Marc BovinoMiles for Mary

Edi Gathegi​Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Paul SparksEdward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and The Zoo Story

John TuftsPride and Prejudice


Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

WINNER:

Mirirai SitholeSchool Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

NOMINEES:

Vanessa AspillagaAmy and the Orphans

Quincy Tyler BernstineAs You Like It

Liza Colón-ZayasMary Jane

Katy Sullivan​Cost of Living


Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

WINNER:

Jason TamKPOP

NOMINEES:

Sean Patrick DoyleJerry Springer — The Opera

Brandon Gill​Bella: An American Tall Tale

Paolo Montalban​Bella: An American Tall Tale

Thom SesmaPacific Overtures


Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

WINNER:

Tiffany MannJerry Springer – The Opera

NOMINEES:

Vanessa KaiKPOP

Maryann Plunkett​The Lucky Ones

Myra Lucretia TaylorThe Lucky Ones

Adina VersonThe Lucky Ones


Outstanding Scenic Design

WINNER:

Louisa ThompsonIn the Blood

NOMINEES:

Gabriel Hainer EvansohnKPOP

Anna FleischleHangmen

Laura Jellinek​Mary Jane

Amy Rubin​Miles for Mary


Outstanding Costume Design

WINNER:

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

NOMINEES:

Dede M. Ayite​Bella: An American Tall Tale

Tricia Barsamian​​KPOP

Tilly GrimesThe Government Inspector

Emily RebholzThe Low Road


Outstanding Lighting Design

WINNER:

Alan C. EdwardsHarry Clarke

NOMINEES:

Bradley KingThe Treasurer

Ben StantonThe Low Road

Japhy WeidemanMary Jane

Jeanette Oi-Suk YewKPOP


Outstanding Sound Design

WINNER:

Leah GelpeMary Jane

NOMINEES:

Mikhail Fiksel​The Treasurer

Bray Poor​​The Last Match

Bray PoorOffice Hour

Brandon WolcottAfter the Blast 


Outstanding Projection Design

WINNER:

Hannah Wasileski​Pipeline

NOMINEES:

Lucy MackinnonAfter the Blast

Alexander V. NicholsErnest Shackleton Loves Me

Brad PetersonThe Stone Witch

Jeanette Oi-Suk YewRelevance


The 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards voting committee is appointed by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres & Producers, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Actors’ Equity Association, the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, and the Lucille Lortel Foundation, and includes theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway professionals.

Awarded since 1986, the Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

(School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play photo by Jaon Marcus, KPOP photo by Ben Arons, Cost of Living photo by Joan Marcus)