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Eyes on the Prize: Lortel Awards


Condi Always Knew They’d Win: Stuff Happens

So one of those other award shows, certainly not the incomparable OBIEs, has announced their theater rewards. At the Lucille Lortel, big winners include Stuff Happens, in the Heights, and Spring Awakening. We offer the complete sit after the jump. Which awards do you agree with? Who’s overrated? Who was robbed?

Outstanding Play
Stuff Happens
Written by David Hare
Produced by The Public Theater

Outstanding Musical (TIE)
In the Heights
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, and Jill Furman

Spring Awakening
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik
Produced by Atlantic Theater Company, in association with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman

Outstanding Solo Show
No Child…
Written and Performed by Nilaja Sun
Produced by Scott Morfee, Tom Wirtshafter and Epic Theatre Center

Outstanding Revival
Two Trains Running
By August Wilson
Produced by Signature Theatre Company

Outstanding Director
Daniel Sullivan, Stuff Happens

Outstanding Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler, In the Heights

Outstanding Lead Actor
Peter Francis James, Stuff Happens

Outstanding Lead Actress
Gloria Reuben, Stuff Happens

Outstanding Featured Actor
Arthur French, Two Trains Running

Outstanding Featured Actress
Sherie Rene Scott, Landscape of the Body

Outstanding Scenic Design
Derek McLane, The Voysey Inheritance

Outstanding Costume Design
Gregory Gale, The Voysey Inheritance

Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Adams, Spring Awakening

Outstanding Sound Design
Martin Desjardins, columbinus

Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Gail Merrifield Papp to

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee, presented by Debra Monk to

Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence, presented by Oskar Eustis to

Outstanding Body of Work, presented by Arthur French to

Special Award presented by Raúl Esparza

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 10, 2007

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