Julie Halston and Bruce Vilanch hostingthe 2004-2005 Lucille Lortel Awards(Photo © Michael Portantiere)
Julie Halston and Bruce Vilanch hosting
the 2004-2005 Lucille Lortel Awards
(Photo © Michael Portantiere)
The 2004-2005 Lucille Lortel Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement Off-Broadway, were presented last night in a ceremony at Dodger Stages that was hosted by Bruce Vilanch and Julie Halston.

The ceremony was notable in that several of the major awards went to two productions that have since transferred to Broadway: Doubt and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It was also notable in that there was a three-way tie for the winner in the Outstanding Featured Actress category. The complete list of winners (noted in bold) and nominees follows:

Outstanding Play
After Ashley, by Gina Gionfriddo
Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley
Going to St. Ives, by Lee Blessing
Intimate Apparel, by Lynn Nottage
Orson's Shadow, by Austin Pendleton

Outstanding Musical
Altar Boyz, book by Kevin Del Aguila, music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, conceived by Ken Davenport & Marc Kessler
Junie B. Jones, book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, music by Zina Goldrich
Lone Star Love, conceived and adapted by John L. Haber, music and lyrics by Jack Herrick
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Outstanding Solo Show
Nine Parts of Desire, Heather Raffo
The Two and Only, Jay Johnson

Outstanding Revival
Counsellor-At-Law, by Elmer Rice
Engaged, by W.S. Gilbert
Finian's Rainbow, book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, music by Burton Lane, ylrics by E.Y. Harburg
Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, translation by Christopher Hampton
Hurlyburly, by David Rabe

Outstanding Director
Jo Bonney, Fat Pig
Scott Elliott, Hurlyburly
Doug Hughes, Doubt
James Lapine, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Daniel Sullivan, Intimate Apparel

Outstanding Choreographer
Christopher Gattelli, Altar Boyz
Devanand Janki, Junie B. Jones
Dan Knechtges, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Barry McNabb, Finian's Rainbow
Randy Skinner, Lone Star Love

Outstanding Lead Actor
Larry Bryggman, Romance
Ethan Hawke, Hurlyburly
Brían F. O'Byrne, Doubt
John Rubinstein, Counsellor-At-Law
Jeffrey Wright, This Is How It Goes

Outstanding Lead Actress
Ashlie Atkinson, Fat Pig
Viola Davis, Intimate Apparel
Cherry Jones, Doubt
Judy Kaye, Souvenir
Elizabeth Marvel, Hedda Gabler

Outstanding Featured Actor
Kevin Cahoon, The Foreigner
Dan Fogler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Josh Hamilton, Hurlyburly
Logan Marshall-Green, The Distance From Here
Tyler Maynard, Altar Boyz

Outstanding Featured Actress
Jenn Harris, Modern Orthodox
Adriane Lenox, Doubt

Alison Pill, On the Mountain
Parker Posey, Hurlyburly
Jennifer Simard, Forbidden Broadway: SVU

Outstanding Scenic Design
Julian Crouch & Graeme Gilmour, Shockheaded Peter
Antje Ellermann, Nine Parts of Desire
Derek McLane, Intimate Apparel
Neil Patel, Between Us
Jan Versweyved, Hedda Gabler

Outstanding Costume Design
Alvin Colt, Forbidden Broadway: SVU
Anna Hannikainen, Slava's Snowshow
Kevin Pollard, Shockheaded Peter
Anita Yavich, Svejk
Catherine Zuber, Intimate Apparel

Outstanding Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind, Belle Epoque
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Dessa Rose
Jon Linstrum, Shockheaded Peter
James Vermeulen, Mr. Fox: A Rumination
David Weiner, Rodney's Wife

Outstanding Sound Design
Obadiah Eaves, Nine Parts of Desire
Scott Lehrer, Dessa Rose
Simon Matthews, Altar Boyz
Darron L. West, Hot 'n' Throbbing
Darron L. West, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot