WET BRAIN, STEREOPHONIC & More Nominated for 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - See the Full List!

The 2024 awards will be presented at the annual ceremony which will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

By: Apr. 04, 2024
WET BRAIN, STEREOPHONIC & More Nominated for 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - See the Full List!
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Nominations for the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by Amber Iman and George Abud, two of the stars of the new Broadway musical, Lempicka. The 2024 Awards will be presented at the annual ceremony which will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm. The event will once again be open to the public, with tickets available for purchase beginning April 11 at tickets.nyu.edu or at the NYU Skirball box office Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm. As always, the Lortel Awards is a benefit for the Entertainment Community Fund and fans are encouraged to make donations at LortelAwards.org. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.

Alicia Keys earned a Lortel Award nomination for her semi-autobiographical new musical, Hell’s Kitchen, which recently transferred to Broadway. David Adjmi’s Stereophonic – nominated for 7 Lortel Awards – is also currently in performances on Broadway. All in all, for the 2023 – 2024 Off-Broadway season, 39 of the 75 eligible productions earned at least one Lortel Award nomination.

As previously announced, special honorees this year include Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Playwrights’ Sidewalk inductee Dominique Morisseau, and Ars Nova, who will be honored for their Outstanding Body of Work.

The Off-Broadway League’s Lortel Awards Producing & Administration Committee (Jeremy Adams, Alana Canty-Samuel, Tisa Chang, Carol Fishman, George Forbes, Kenneth Naanep, Ralph Peña, Catherine Russell, Michael Sag, Jonathan Whitton, Casey York, and Jeffrey Shubart, Chair) and the Lucille Lortel Theatre (George Forbes, Jeffrey Shubart, Nancy Hurvitz, Alana Canty-Samuel, Maura Le Viness, and Karla Liriano) produce the Lortel Awards Ceremony. Acclaimed writer/director Michael Heitzman directs the Lortel Awards with Terry Berliner as Co-Director. Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, United Scenic Artists, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, in addition to theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee.


Outstanding Play

The Comeuppance
Produced by Signature Theatre
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Plays For The Plague Year
Produced by The Public Theater
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks

Primary Trust
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company
Written by Eboni Booth

Produced by Playwrights Horizons
Written by David Adjmi

Wet Brain
Produced by Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theater
Written by John J. Caswell, Jr.

Outstanding Musical

Produced by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre
Created by nicHi douglas, with music by S T A R R Busby and JJJJJerome Ellis

Buena Vista Social Club
Produced by Atlantic Theater Company
Book by Marco Ramirez, Music by Buena Vista Social Club

Dead Outlaw
Produced by Audible Theater
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek & Erik Della Penna, Book by Itamar Moses, Conceived by David Yazbek

Hell's Kitchen
Produced by The Public Theater
Music and Lyrics by Alicia Keys, Book by Kristoffer Diaz

Produced by Playwrights Horizons
Book and Music by Anna K. Jacobs, Book and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson

Outstanding Revival

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Produced by Play Hooky Productions, Seaview, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jayne Baron Sherman, Stella La Rue, Roth-Manella Productions, Sony Music Masterworks, Jillian Robbins, David Binder, Folk Productions, Antonio Marion, Daniel Schwartz, Wessex Grove, Stephanie Choate, Hillary Wyatt
Written by John Patrick Shanley

I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Produced by Classic Stage Company
Book by Jerome Weidman (based on his novel), Music and Lyrics by Harold Rome, Book revisions by John Weidman

Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Produced by Irish Repertory Theatre Company
Written by Brian Friel

Sunset Baby
Produced by Signature Theatre Company
Written by Dominique Morisseau

Produced by Irish Repertory Theatre
Written by Brian Friel

Outstanding Solo Show

All The Devils Are Here - How Shakespeare Invented the Villain
Produced by Mara Isaacs, Thomas M. Neff, Willette and Manny Klausner, 42nd.Club, Daryl
Written and Performed by Patrick Page

I Love You So Much I Could Die
Produced by New York Theatre Workshop
Written and Performed by Mona Pirnot

Make Me Gorgeous!
Produced by triangle productions!
Written by Donnie, Additional Material by Wade McCollum
Performed by Wade McCollum

Sorry For Your Loss
Produced by Audible
Written and Performed by Michael Cruz Kayne

Triple Threat
Produced by Brendan Gaul, Brett Henenberg, James T. Lane, and T32 Theatrical
Written and Performed by James T. Lane                                                          

Outstanding Director

Daniel Aukin – Stereophonic
David Cromer – Dead Outlaw
nicHi douglas – (pray)
Eric Ting – The Comeuppance
Dustin Wills – Wet Brain

Outstanding Choreographer

Camille A. Brown – Hell's Kitchen
Graciela Daniele and Alex Sanchez – The Gardens of Anuncia
Patricia Delgado and Justin Peck – Buena Vista Social Club
nicHi douglas – (pray)
Raja Feather Kelly – Teeth

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play

Christopher Abbott – Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Gabby Beans – Jonah
William Jackson Harper – Primary Trust
Nicole Ari Parker – The Refuge Plays
Josh Radnor – The Ally
A.J. Shively – Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Paco Tolson – The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play

Arnie Burton – Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors
Eli Gelb – Stereophonic
Carmen M. Herlihy – The Apiary
Florencia Lozano – Wet Brain
Julio Monge – Wet Brain
Bubba Weiler – Swing State
Frank Wood – Toros

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical

Natalie Venetia Belcon – Buena Vista Social Club
Jeb Brown – Dead Outlaw
Andrew Durand – Dead Outlaw
Santino Fontana – I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Priscilla Lopez – The Gardens of Anuncia
Alyse Alan Louis – Teeth
Maleah Joi Moon – Hell’s Kitchen

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical

Shoshana Bean – Hell's Kitchen
Rodrick Covington – Rock & Roll Man
Kecia Lewis – Hell’s Kitchen
Jessica Molaskey – The Connector
Steven Pasquale – Teeth
Mel Semé – Buena Vista Social Club
Thom Sesma – Dead Outlaw

Outstanding Ensemble

Ariel Kayla Blackwood, S T A R R Busby, Ashely De La Rosa, Tina Fabrique, Satori Folkes-Stone, Amara Granderson, Taylor Symone Jackson, Ziiomi Louise Law, Aigner Mizzelle, Gayle Turner, Darnell White, D. Woods

The Comeuppance
Brittany Bradford, Caleb Eberhardt, Susannah Flood, Bobby Moreno, Shannon Tyo

Brittany Bellizeare, Christiana Clark, Eboni Edwards, Renita Lewis, Erica Matthews, Ciara Monique, Tamera Tomakili

Outstanding Scenic Design

Jason Ardizzone-West – shadow/land
Arnulfo Maldonado – Buena Vista Social Club
Arnulfo Maldonado – Dead Outlaw
Kate Noll – Wet Brain
David Zinn – Stereophonic

Outstanding Costume Design

Dede Ayite – Buena Vista Social Club
Enver Chakartash – Stereophonic
Linda Cho – The Half-God of Rainfall
DeShon Elem – (pray)
Lux Haac – Manahatta

Outstanding Lighting Design

Amith Chandrashaker – The Comeuppance
Jiyoun Chang – Stereophonic
Jen Schriever – Spain
Cha See – Wet Brain
John Torres – Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Outstanding Sound Design

Tei Blow & John Gasper – Wet Brain
Jonathan Deans – Buena Vista Social Club
Palmer Hefferan – The Comeuppance
Ryan Rumery – Stereophonic
Mikaal Sulaiman – (pray)

Outstanding Projection Design

59 Productions – Corruption
Nick Hussong – Wet Brain
Jared Mezzocchi – Poor Yella Rednecks
Jared Mezzocchi – Russian Troll Farm
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew – The Connector


Lifetime Achievement Award
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
Dominique Morisseau

Outstanding Body of Work
Ars Nova


Wet Brain- 8
Buena Vista Social Club- 7
Stereophonic- 7
(pray)- 6
Dead Outlaw- 6
Hell's Kitchen- 5
The Comeuppance- 5
Teeth- 4
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea- 3
I Can Get It for You Wholesale- 2
Philadelphia, Here I Come!- 2
Primary Trust- 2
The Connector- 2
The Gardens of Anuncia- 2
All The Devils Are Here - How Shakespeare Invented the Villain- 1
Corruption- 1
Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors- 1
Flex- 1
I Love You So Much I Could Die- 1
Jonah- 1
Make Me Gorgeous!- 1
Manahatta- 1
Plays For The Plague Year- 1
Poor Yella Rednecks- 1
Rock & Roll Man- 1
Russian Troll Farm- 1
shadow/land- 1
Sorry For Your Loss- 1
Spain- 1
Sunset Baby- 1
Swing State- 1
The Ally- 1
The Apiary- 1
The Half-God of Rainfall- 1
The Knight of the Burning Pestle- 1
The Refuge Plays- 1
Toros- 1
Translations- 1
Triple Threat-1

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