There were a few surprises in the mix that tempered The Public Theater’s overall domination of the night on Sunday.
Three of it’s acclaimed works, Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 collected the most awards.
Here Lies Love picked up five awards the most awards to best every other show, including Alex Timbers’ win for best director and Ruthie Ann Miles for best actress in a musical.
Fun Home won for outstanding musical. The production’s lead, Michael Cerveris won best actor in a musical and Judy Kuhn won for best featured actress in a musical.
Good Person of Szechwan, a The Foundry Theater production, won for outstanding revival. The show’s Lisa Kron won for and featured actress in a play.
Outstanding play honors went to Will Eno’s The Open House
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 won three awards out of 11 nominations, led by Lucas Steele, who won for featured actor in a musical.
Steven Boyer, who starred in Hand to God won best lead actor in a play, while Tracee Chimo won best lead actress for her role in Bad Jews.
The previous record for nominations was eight each by Urinetown in 2002 and Abigail’s Party in 2006, according to the awards show.
The Off-Broadway League, which sponsors the Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, issued honors in 18 categories. Robyn Goodman also received a special Lifetime Achievement Award.
Richard Nelson was honored with induction onto the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman hosted the awards and the event once again benefited The Actors Fund.
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