Lucky Guy’s Maura Tierney and Disgraced alum Aasif Mandvi have been tapped to host the 28th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor the best in off-Broadway theater. The ceremony will take place on May 5 at NYU Skirball Center.
Roundabout Theatre Company's artistic director Todd Haimes will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Neil LaBute will be inducted onto the Playwrights’ Sidewalk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The official end date of the 2013-2013 off-Broadway season is March 31, and nominations for the awards will be announced on April 3.
The big winners at last year’s awards (hosted by Mario Cantone) were eventual Tony winner Once, as well as Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet.
Tierney (who appeared off-Broadway at the Lortel in LaBute's Some Girls) is best known for her television work on shows like ER and The Good Wife. She will make her Broadway debut in Lucky Guy this March. Mandvi recently wrapped up an acclaimed turn in Disgraced at Lincoln Center Theater. He appears regularly on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and will star alongside Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in this summer's The Internship.