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—Playbill

Mission & History

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Tony Awards

Winners:
Best Director: Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Best Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Best Musical: Avenue Q, Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
Best Original Score: Avenue Q, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Best Book of a Musical: Avenue Q, Book by Jeff Whitty

Nominations:
Best Play: Indecent, Paula Vogel
Best Actress in a Play: Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Best Musical: The Scottsboro Boys, Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Book by David Thompson
Best Book of a Musical: The Scottsboro Boys, Book by David Thompson
Best Original Score: The Scottsboro Boys, John Kander and Fred Ebb
Best Actor in a Musical: Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: The Scottsboro Boys, Beowulf Boritt
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: The Scottsboro Boys, Ken Billington
Best Sound Design of a Musical: The Scottsboro Boys, Peter Hylenski
Best Director: Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Best Choreographer: Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Best Orchestrations: The Scottsboro Boys, Larry Hochman
Best Book of a Musical: [title of show], Hunter Bell
Best Director: Jason Moore, Avenue Q
Best Actress in a Musical: Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Avenue Q
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: John Tartaglia, Avenue Q

Pulitzer Prizes

Winners:
Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive
Edward Albee, Three Tall Women

Finalists:
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Gloria

New York Drama Critics Circle Awards

Best Play: How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel
Best Play: Three Tall Women, Edward Albee

OBIE Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paula Vogel
Performance: Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Scenic Design: Ben Katchor, Jim Findlay and Jeff Sugg, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Lighting Design: Russell H. Champa, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Special Citation: Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Jeff Bowen, [title of show]
Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Support of Artists and Creativity in the Theatre (1998)
Special Playwriting Award: Gina Gionfriddo, After Ashley
Performance: Kieran Culkin, After Ashley
Playwriting: Christopher Shinn, Where Do We Live
Performance: Judy Kuhn, Eli’s Comin’
Performance: Mandy Gonzalez, Eli’s Comin’
Performance: Anika Noni Rose, Eli’s Comin’
Performance: Ronnell Bey, Eli’s Comin’
Vocal & Instrumental Arrangements: Diedre Murray, Eli’s Comin’
Performance: David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Performance: Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive
Direction: Mark Brokaw, How I Learned to Drive
Playwriting: Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive
Performance: Terri Klauser, Bed and Sofa
Music: Polly Pen, Bed and Sofa
Performance: Myra Carter, Three Tall Women
Direction: Andre Ernotte, Christina Alberta’s Father
Direction: David Warren, Pterodactyls
Performance: Steven Skybell, Antigone in New York

Lucille Lortel Awards

Winners:
Outstanding Choreographer: David Dorfman, Indecent
Outstanding Musical: The Scottsboro Boys, Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Book by David Thompson, Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman
Outstanding Solo Show: A Boy and His Soul, Written and Performed by Colman Domingo
Outstanding Choreographer: Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Lead Actress: Elizabeth Franz, The Piano Teacher
Outstanding Scenic Design: Jim Findlay & Jeff Sugg, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Outstanding Body of Work 2003
Supporting Actor: Will McCormack, Long Christmas Ride Home
Outstanding Musical: Avenue Q, Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
Outstanding Sound Design: Brett Jarvis, Avenue Q
Outstanding Play: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
Outstanding Director: Mark Brokaw, How I Learned to Drive
Outstanding Lead Actor: David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Outstanding Lead Actress: Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Jason Workman, Bed and Sofa

Nominations:
Outstanding Play: Indecent by Paula Vogel
Outstanding Director: Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Outstanding Costume Design: Emily Rebholz, Indecent
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Karen Ziemba, Kid Victory
Outstanding Play: Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Jeanine Serralles, Gloria
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Leslie Kritzer, Gigantic
Outstanding Featured Actor: Noah Galvin, The Burnt Part Boys
Outstanding Choreographer: Ken Roberson, A Boy and His Soul
Outstanding Lead Actor: Brandon Victor Dixon, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Musical: The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island by Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy
Outstanding Director: Bob McGrath, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Outstanding Choreography: Michael Berresse, [title of show]
Outstanding Play: After Ashley by Gina Gionfriddo
Outstanding Play: Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel
Outstanding Director: Mark Brokaw, Long Christmas Ride Home
Outstanding Sound Design: David Van Tiegham, Long Christmas Ride Home
Outstanding Director: Jason Moore, Avenue Q
Outstanding Choreography: Ken Roberson, Avenue Q
Outstanding Scenic Design: Anna Louizos , Avenue Q
Outstanding Sound Design: Brett Jarvis and David A. Gilman, Brutal Imagination

Outer Critics Circle Awards

Winners:
Outstanding Director of a Play: Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical: The Scottsboro Boys, Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Book by David Thompson, Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman
Outstanding Musical:Avenue Q, Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
Special Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Puppetry Artistry: Avenue Q
Outstanding Solo Performance: Mark Setlock, Fully Committed
Outstanding Off-Broadway Play: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
Outstanding Off-Broadway Play: Three Tall Women by Edward Albee
Outstanding Actress: Myra Carter, Three Tall Women
Best Book of a Musical: Lanie Robertson, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Nominations:
Outstanding New Broadway Play: Indecent, by Paula Vogel
Outstanding Projection Design: Tal Yarden, Indecent
Outstanding Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Outstanding Featured Actor: Richard Topol, Indecent
Outstanding Featured Actress: Katrina Lenk, Indecent
Outstanding New Musical: Kid Victory
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Jeffry Denman, Kid Victory
Outstanding Director of a Play: Evan Cabnet, Gloria
Outstanding New Off Broadway Play: Gloria, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Outstanding Actress in a Play: Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Outstanding Director of a Play: Mark Brokaw, The Lyons
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway): The Scottsboro Boys, Music and Lyrics by John Kander, Book by David Thompson, Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Choreographer: Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical): Kevin Adams, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Brandon Victor Dixon, The Scottsboro Boys
John Gassner Award for Playwriting: Gina Gionfriddo, After Ashley
Outstanding Actress: Patricia Clarkson, The Maiden’s Prayer
Outstanding Actress: Mary-Louise Parker,How I Learned to Drive
Outstanding Actor: David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Outstanding Musical: Bed and Sofa, Music by Polly Pen, Libretto by Laurence Klavan.
Outstanding Play: Raised in Captivity, by Nicky Silver
Outstanding Revival of a Musical: Juno, by Marc Blitzstein and Joseph Stein
Outstanding Play: Pterodactyls, By Nicky Silver, Directed by David Warren.
John Gassner Award for Playwriting: Nicky Silver, The Maiden’s Prayer

Drama League Awards

Nominations:
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play: Indecent
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play: Gloria
Distinguished Production of a Play: The Lyons
Distinguished Performance: Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Distinguished Performance: Billy Crudup, The Metal Children
Distinguished Production of a Musical: The Scottsboro Boys
Distinguished Performance: Brandon Victor Dixon, The Scottsboro Boys
Distinguished Performance: Colman Domingo, A Boy and His Soul
Distinguished Production of a Musical: The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Distinguished Performance: Elizabeth Franz, The Piano Teacher
Distinguished Performance: Bobby Steggert,The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island

Oppenheimer Awards

Cornelius Eady, Brutal Imagination
Nicky Silver, Pterodactyls

Drama Desk Awards

Winners:
Special Award for Sustained Excellence in 1998
Outstanding Play: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
Outstanding Actor in a Play: David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Outstanding Director of a Play: Mark Brokaw, How I Learned to Drive
Outstanding Orchestration: James McElwain, Goblin Market
Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play: Christopher Akerlind, Indecent

Nominations:
Outstanding Play: Indecent by Paula Vogel
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Jeffry Denman, Kid Victory
Outstanding Play: Nicky Silver, The Lyons
Outstanding Actress in a Play: Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Outstanding Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin, The Burnt Part Boys
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Lindsay Jones, The Burnt Part Boys
Outstanding Musical: The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Brandon Victor Dixon, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Choreography: Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Music: John Kander and Fred Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Book of a Musical: David Thompson, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Orchestrations: Larry Hochman, The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Peter Hylenski,The Scottsboro Boys
Outstanding Solo Performance: Colman Domingo,A Boy and His Soul
Outstanding Musical:The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island by Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Bobby Steggert, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Bob McGrath, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Outstanding Music: Mark Mulcahy, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Outstanding Lyrics: Ben Katchor, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Outstanding Book: Ben Katchor, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Outstanding Projection and Video Design: Jim Findlay and Jeff Sugg, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (nominee)
Outstanding Musical:Avenue Q, Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty.
Outstanding Book of a Musical: Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q
Outstanding Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Avenue Q
Outstanding Music: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marz, Avenue Q
Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Stephanie D’Abruzzo,Avenue Q
Outstanding Solo Piece: Fully Committed by Becky Mode, Directed by Nicholas Martin.
Outstanding Actress: Patricia Clarkson, The Maiden’s Prayer
Outstanding Musical: Bed and Sofa, Music by Polly Pen, Libretto by Laurence Klavan
Outstanding Score: Polly Pen, Bed and Sofa
Outstanding Book: Laurence Klavan, Bed and Sofa
Outstanding Lyrics: Laurence Klavan, Bed and Sofa
Outstanding Direction: Andre Ernotte, Bed and Sofa
Outstanding Scenic Design: G.W. Mercier, Bed and Sofa
Outstanding Play: Raised in Captivity by Nicky Silver
Outstanding Play: Pterodactyls by Nicky Silver
Outstanding Actress: Hope Davis, Pterodactyls
Outstanding Music: Polly Pen, Christina Alberta’s Father
Outstanding Musical: Goblin Market by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, Adapted from a poem by Christina Rossetti.
Outstanding Score: Polly Pen, Goblin Market
Outstanding Lighting: Phil Monat, Goblin Market
Outstanding Actress: Ann Morrison, Goblin Market
Outstanding Actress: Terri Klausner, Goblin Market
Outstanding Direction: Andre Ernotte, Goblin Market

Off Broadway Alliance Awards

Winners:
Best New Play: Indecent
Legend of Off Broadway Honoree: Paula Vogel

Nominations:
Best New Play: Gloria
Best New Musical: Brooklynite

Chita Rivera Award

Nominations:
Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show: David Dorfman, Indecent
Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway Musical: Blake Zolfo, Kid Victory

Joe A. Callaway Award

Finalists:
Outstanding Direction: Rebecca Taichman, Indecent

The Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award

Paula Vogel, Indecent

Richard Rodgers Award

Polly Pen, Christina Alberta’s Father

Kesselring Award

Playwriting: Nicky Silver, Pterodactyls

Jonathan Larson Award

Special Citation awarded to Vineyard Theatre February 6, 2003

Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

Susan Stroman, David Thompson, John Kander, The Beast in the Jungle
John Kander and Greg Pierce, The Landing

 

The Best Plays Theater Yearbook

After Ashley, Gina Gionfriddo (2004 – 05)
The Long Christmas Ride Home, Paula Vogel (2003 – 04)
How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel (1996 – 97)
Three Tall Women, Edward Albee (1993 – 94)
Goblin Market, Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon (1985 – 86)

 

* Current as of 6/19/17