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Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced

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Christopher Fitzgerald and Jeremy Shamos inObserve the Sons of UlsterMarching Towards the Somme(Photo © Carol Rosegg)
Christopher Fitzgerald and Jeremy Shamos in
Observe the Sons of Ulster
Marching Towards the Somme

(Photo © Carol Rosegg)
The League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers has announced the nominations for the 18th annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, to be presented on Monday, May 5 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street.

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme received the most nominations, with six; the Vineyard Theatre production of Avenue Q and the Signature Theatre production of Fifth of July follow with five each.

It has also been announced that The Exonerated will be given a special award for Unique Theatrical Experience; actress Marian Seldes will receive the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence; and the Vineyard Theatre will receive a special award for Outstanding Body of Work.

A complete list of the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award nominees follows:

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Outstanding Play
Dublin Carol, by Conor McPherson
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, by Frank McGuinness
Our Lady of 121st Street, by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Take Me Out, by Richard Greenberg

Outstanding Musical
Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty
Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik
Radiant Baby, book by Stuart Ross, music by Debra Barsha, lyrics by Ira Gasman, Stuart Ross, and Debra Barsha
Zanna, Don't!, book, music, and lyrics by Tim Acito, Additional Book and Lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris

Outstanding Revival
Burn This, by Lanford Wilson
Comedians, by Trevor Griffiths
Don Juan, by Molière, translated by Christopher Hampton
Fifth of July, by Lanford Wilson

Outstanding Director
Jo Bonney, Fifth of July
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Our Lady of 121st Street
Joe Mantello, Take Me Out
Nicholas Martin, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
Jason Moore, Avenue Q

Outstanding Choreographer
Ronald K. Brown, Crowns
Martha Clarke, Vienna: Lusthaus (revisited)
Devanand Janki, Zanna, Don't!
Ken Roberson, Avenue Q
Fatima Robinson, Radiant Baby

Outstanding Lead Actor
Charles Busch, Shanghai Moon
Jim Dale, Comedians
Edward Norton, Burn This
Jason Petty, Hank Williams: Lost Highway
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out

Outstanding Lead Actress
Tovah Feldshuh, Golda's Balcony
S. Epatha Merkerson, Fucking A
Kate Mulgrew, Tea at Five
Pamela Payton-Wright, Fifth of July
Parker Posey, Fifth of July

Outstanding Featured Actor
Walter Bobbie, Polish Joke
Mos Def, Fucking A
Ron Cephas Jones, Our Lady of 121st Street
Denis O'Hare, Take Me Out
Justin Theroux, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

Outstanding Featured Actress
Anika Larsen, Zanna, Don't!
Jan Maxwell, My Old Lady
Nancy Opel, Polish Joke
Portia, Our Lady of 121st Street
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fucking A

Outstanding Scenic Design
Christopher Akerlind, Don Juan
John Lee Beatty, My Old Lady
Alexander Dodge, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
Anna Louizos, Avenue Q
Mark Wendland, The World Over

Outstanding Costume Design
Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, Shanghai Moon
Susan Hilferty, My Life With Albertine
Paul Tazewell, Boston Marriage
Catherine Zuber, Far Away

Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind, Don Juan
Howell Binkley, Radiant Baby
Donald Holder, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
James F. Ingalls, My Life With Albertine
James Vermeulen, Fifth of July

Outstanding Sound Design
Paul Arditti, Far Away
Mark Bennett, Golda's Balcony
Brett Jarvis, Avenue Q
Jerry Yager, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme


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