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Once and Sons of the Prophet Are Tops at the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards

Once and Sons of the Prophet Are Tops at the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards
Cristin Milioti & Steve Kazee in 'Once'
The Lortel Awards honor the best of off-Broadway.

The Tony-nominated new musical Once came out on top at the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards, where it was honored for its off-Broadway incarnation. The romantic tuner won three awards, including Outstanding Musical. Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet won the award for Outstanding Play as well as the award for Outstanding Lead Actor for star Santino Fontana. The Lortel Awards, hosted by Mario Cantone, were handed out on May 6 at the NYU Skirball Center in a ceremony that benefited the Actors Fund.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Outstanding Play
Sons of the Prophet


Outstanding Musical
Once

Outstanding Revival
The Cherry Orchard

Outstanding Solo Show
An Illiad

Outstanding Director
Sam Gold, The Big Meal

Outstanding Choreographer
Steven Hoggett, Once

Outstanding Lead Actor
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet

Outstanding Lead Actress
Sanaa Lathan, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Outstanding Featured Actor
Adam Driver, Look Back in Anger

Outstanding Featured Actress
Tonya Pinkins, Milk Like Sugar

Outstanding Scenic Design
Lauren Helpern, 4000 Miles

Outstanding Costume Design
ESosa, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Outstanding Lighting Design
Natasha Katz, Once (tie)
David Weiner, Through a Glass Darkly (tie)

Outstanding Sound Design
Matt Tierney and Ben Williams, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

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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