Kimberly Akimbo, Oratorio for Living Things Win 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards; See the Full Winners List | Playbill

Awards Kimberly Akimbo, Oratorio for Living Things Win 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards; See the Full Winners List

The Off-Broadway honors were held at NYU Skirball Center May 1.

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The Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre's 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out at NYU Skirball Center May 1 at 7 PM, and Kimberly Akimbo and Oratorio for Living Things were the evening's big winners with three Lortel wins each.

Atlantic Theater Company's Kimberly Akimbo, slated to make the jump to Broadway this fall, took Outstanding Musical, along with Lead Performer in a Musical (Victoria Clark) and Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical (Bonnie Milligan). Ars Nova's Oratorio for Living Things took home honors for Outstanding Director (Lee Sunday Evans), Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Sound Design (Nick Kourtides). Both went into the evening as the most nominated productions, with six nominations each.

As previously announced, Deirdre O'Connell was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's ceremony, and David Henry Hwang was inducted onto the Playwrights' Sidewalk.

This year's nominations were announced April 7 on Playbill by Broadway POTUS stars Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria. See the full list of nominees here.

See the full list of winners:

Outstanding Play
English
Produced by Atlantic Theater Company and Roundabout Theatre Company
Written by Sanaz Toossi

Outstanding Musical
Kimberly Akimbo
Produced by Atlantic Theater Company
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori,
Based on the Play by David Lindsay-Abaire

Outstanding Revival
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Produced by Signature Theatre
Written by Anna Deavere Smith

Outstanding Solo Show
Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord
Produced by New York Theatre Workshop
Written and Performed by Kristina Wong

Outstanding Director
Lee Sunday Evans, Oratorio For Living Things

Outstanding Choreographer
Bill T. Jones, Black No More

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play
Shannon Tyo, The Chinese Lady

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play
Francis Benhamou, Prayer for the French Republic

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical
Victoria Clark, Kimberly Akimbo

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical
Bonnie Milligan, Kimberly Akimbo

Outstanding Ensemble
Oratorio For Living Things; Johnny Butler, Kirstyn Cae Ballard, Jane Cardona, Sean Donovan, Carla Duren, Clérida Eltimé, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Brian Flores, Odetta Hartman, Quentin Oliver Lee, Angel Lozada, Divya Maus, Barrie Lobo McLain, Ben Moss, John Murchison, Onyie Nwachukwu, Dito Van Reigersberg, and Peter Wise

Outstanding Scenic Design
Adam Rigg, On Sugarland

Outstanding Costume Design
Gregory Gale, Fairycakes

Outstanding Lighting Design
Isabella Byrd, Sanctuary City

Outstanding Sound Design
Nick Kourtides, Oratorio For Living Things

Outstanding Projection Design
Shawn Duan, Letters of Suresh

Lifetime Achievement Award
Deirdre O’Connell

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
David Henry Hwang

 
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