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2005 Lucille Lortel Award Winners Announced

The League Of Off-Broadway Theatres And Producers is proud to announce the THE 20TH ANNUAL LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OFF-BROADWAY, which were presented on Monday, May 2nd at Dodger Stages (340 West 50th Street).

This year marked the 20th anniversary of The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, created in 1985 by resolution of The League of Off-Broadway Theatres & Producers, to recognize outstanding achievement on Off-Broadway stages.

At the celebration this year were performances by the nominees for Outstanding Musical, as well as commemorations of the milestone year.

The 2005 Lucille Lortel Awards nominating/voting committee is appointed by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres & Producers, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Actors' Equity Association, Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, and also includes journalists, educators, and other artistic contributors to Off-Broadway. Awarded since 1986, the Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation. Additional support is provided by Theatre Development Fund. Major Sponsors: Ruth's Chris Steak House, Ketel One Vodka, Geyser Peak Wines, HX Magazine, Discover Card; Additional Sponsors: Glaceau, TheMenEvent.Com, HotNYCDeals.

The Winners!

Outstanding Play
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club

Outstanding Musical
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Producer: Second Stage Theatre

Outstanding Solo Show
Nine Parts of Desire Starring and Written by Heather Raffo
Produced by Manhattan Ensemble Theater

Outstanding Revival
Counsellor-At-Law by Elmer Rice
Produced by Peccadillo Theater Company

Outstanding Director
Doug Hughes, Doubt

Outstanding Choreographer
Christopher Gattelli, Altar Boyz

Outstanding Lead Actor
John Rubinstein, Counsellor-At-Law

Outstanding Lead Actress
Cherry Jones, Doubt

Outstanding Featured Actor
Dan Fogler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Outstanding Featured Actress
THREE-WAY TIE
Jenn Harris, Modern Orthodox
Adriane Lenox, Doubt
Parker Posey, Hurlyburly

Outstanding Scenic Design
Derek McLane, Intimate Apparel

Outstanding Costume Design
Catherine Zuber, Intimate Apparel

Outstanding Lighting Design
David Weiner, Rodney's Wife

Outstanding Sound Design
Obadiah Eaves, Nine Parts of Desire

Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence:
Frances Sternhagen

Outstanding Body of Work:
The Irish Repertory Theatre

MULTIPLE LORTEL AWARDS:

Doubt
Outstanding Play
Outstanding Lead Actress
Outstanding Featured Actress
Outstanding Director

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor

Counsellor-At-Law
Outstanding Revival
Outstanding Lead Actor

Intimate Apparel
Outstanding Scenic Design
Outstanding Costume Design

Nine Parts of Desire
Outstanding Solo Show
Outstanding Sound Design

For more information on the Lucille Lortel Awards, visit www.lortelawards.com.


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