John Douglas Thompson
The legendary British director contributes a U.S. premiere to the Brooklyn-based theater.
The honors were presented at Sardi's on May 22.
The annual ceremony honors the best of off-Broadway.
Gordon Edelstein directs Terry Teachout's play about the life of Louis Armstrong.
The new bio-drama is written by Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout.
Guests also included Patrick Stewart, Sandy Duncan, Dee Snider, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Brooke Shields, Tony La Russa, and more.
Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes has adapted best-selling author John Grisham's first novel into a legal thriller for the stage.