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Once and Tribes Top Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

Once and Tribes Top Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Award Nominations
Cristin Milioti & Steve Kazee in 'Once,' Russell Harvard in 'Tribes' and Jeremy Davidson & Jefferson Mays 'Blood and Gifts'
'Once,' 'Tribes' and 'Blood and Gifts' receive multiple Lucille Lortel Award nominations.

Nominations have been announced for the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in off-Broadway productions. The original off-Broadway mounting of the musical Once (now running at Broadway’s Jacobs Theatre) received seven nominations, and David Cromer’s production of Tribes (still running at the Barrow Street Theatre) received six nods. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on May 6 at the NYU Skirball Center in a ceremony that will benefit the Actors Fund.

A total of 30 off-Broadway productions received nominations in 14 categories. In addition, Voca People was given a special award for outstanding alternative theatrical experience. A complete list of nominees follows:

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

Outstanding Musical
Queen of the Mist
Silence! The Musical
The Blue Flower
The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Outstanding Revival
Blood Knot
The Lady From Dubuque
The Cherry Orchard
The Maids

Outstanding Solo Show
An Illiad
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
John Tiffany, Once

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

Outstanding Lead Actor
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
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
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
Alvin Epstein, The Cherry Orchard
Peter Francis James, 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
Mare Winningham, Tribes

Outstanding Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, Once
Lauren Helpern, 4000 Miles
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
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
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)
David Van Tieghem, Through a Glass Darkly

Special Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Frankel

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
Richard Foreman

Service to Off-Broadway Award
Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)

Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience
Voca People

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