Photo Coverage: Lisa Kron, Chita Rivera and More Take Center Stage at 6th Annual LILLY Awards
The 2015 Lilly Awards were held on June 1, 2015 and celebrated and honored women of distinction in American theater. The Lilly Awards are given out by The Lilly Award Foundation. This years event was hosted by 2015 Tony Award nominee LISA KRON (Fun Home) and it was held at Playwrights Horizons.
This years ceremony honored two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA (Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye Birdie and West Side Story). Rivera is currently starring on Broadway in the 2015 Tony Award nominated musical THE VISIT. She recieved the first ever Legendary Lilly Award and it was presented to her by four-time Tony Award winner TERRENCE MCNALLY (The Visit, Master Class, Ragtime, Love! Valor! Compassion!, It's Only a Play) and veteran Broadway producer DARYL ROTH (It Shoulda Been You, Clybourne Park, August: Osage County, Kinky Boots) who will recieve the Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award.
2015 Lilly Award winners include choreographer and director Graciela Daniele, playwright Lisa D'Amour (2015 Tony nominee, Airline Highway; Detroit), beloved actor Deirdre O'Connell, founding artistic director of the Musical Theatre Factory Shakina Nayfack, Boo Killebrew, Quincy Tyler Bernstein, and three surprise winners to be announced during the ceremony.
BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the Lilly Awards event below.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
The 6th Annual LILLY Awards Presentation