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2012 Lucille Lortel Awards Winners - ONCE, CHERRY ORCHARD & SONS OF THE PROPHET Win Big!

The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards were handed out this Sunday, May 6, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST, in a ceremony that once again benefited the Actors Fund and honored the best of Off Broadway.

Outstanding Play
Blood and Gifts
Milk Like Sugar
Sons of the Prophet  *winner*
The Big Meal
The School For Lies

Outstanding Musical
Once  *winner*
Queen of the Mist
SILENCE! The Musical
The Blue Flower
The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Outstanding Revival
Blood Knot
Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque
Look Back in Anger 
The Cherry Orchard   *winner*
The Maids

Outstanding Solo Show
An Iliad *winner*
The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

Outstanding Director
Jo Bonney, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
David Cromer, Tribes
Sam Gold, Look Back in Anger
Sam Gold, The Big Meal  *winner*
John Tiffany, Once

Outstanding Choreographer
Chase Brock, The Blue Flower
Bill Castellino, Ionescopade
Christopher Gattelli, SILENCE! The Musical
Steven Hoggett, Once  *winner*
Annie-­-B Parson, The Broken Heart

Outstanding Lead Actor
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet *winner*
Russell Harvard, Tribes
Hamish Linklater, The School For Lies
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
Jay O. Sanders, Titus Andronicus

Outstanding Lead Actress
Sanaa Lathan, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark *winner*
Cristin Milioti, Once 
Carey Mulligan, Through a Glass Darkly
Molly Ranson, Carrie
Mary Testa, Queen of the Mist

Outstanding Featured Actor
David Wilson Barnes, The Big Meal
Adam Driver, Look Back in Anger *winner*
Alvin Epstein, The Cherry Orchard
Peter Francis James, Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque
Jeff Perry, Tribes

Outstanding Featured Actress
Anita Gillette, The Big Meal
Kimberly Hébert Gregory, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Marin Mazzie, Carrie
Tonya Pinkins, Milk Like Sugar *winner*
Mare Winningham, Tribes

Outstanding Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, Once
Lauren Helpern, 4000 Miles  *winner*
Andrew Lieberman, Look Back in Anger
Adrianne Lobel, Galileo
David Zinn, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

Outstanding Costume Design
ESosa, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark *winner*
Toni-­-Leslie James, Milk Like Sugar
William Ivey Long, The School For Lies
Ilona Somogyi, Maple and Vine
Catherine Zuber, Death Takes a Holiday

Outstanding Lighting Design
Natasha Katz , Once  *winner*
Keith Parham, Tribes
Justin Townsend, Unnatural Acts
David Weiner, Through a Glass Darkly
Scott Zielinski, An Iliad

Outstanding Sound Design
Mark Bennett, An Iliad
Clive Goodwin, Once
Daniel Kluger, Tribes
Matt Tierney and Ben Williams, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)  *winner*
David Van Tieghem, Through a Glass Darkly

Lifetime Achievement Award Richard Frankel  *winner*
Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee Richard Foreman  *winner*
Service to Off-Broadway Award Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)  *winner*

Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience
Voca People – Produced by Doron Lida, Revital Kalfo, Leeorna Solomons and Eva Price  *winner*

Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, in addition to theatre journalists and academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation. Additional support provided by Theatre Development Fund. For updates, additional news, visit The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were created in 1985 by the Off-Broadway League. The Lortel Awards recognize excellence Off-Broadway by honoring the invaluable contribution of artists to the theatre community. Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, the Lucille Lortel Foundation in addition to theatre journalists and academics and other Off-Broadway professionals serve on the Voting Committee.

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