Supporting creative work by women
The 26th Annual Lortel Awards, which celebrate outstanding Off-Broadway achievements, were announced at a star-studded ceremony on Sunday, May 1st. Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club for nearly 40 years, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. MTC has been awarded 15 Tony Awards, six Pulitzer Prizes, 47 Obie Awards and 29 Drama Desk Awards as well as many other awards.
Laurie Metcalf was named Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in The Other Place while Kristen Schaal took home the prize for Outstanding Featured Actress for The Coward. Scenic designer Donyale Werle was nominated for both Peter and the Starcatcher and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. She won the Outstanding Scenic Design Award for her amazing, meticulous, very fun design for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.
A full list of winners may be found here.