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EXCLUSIVE: Michael C. Hall, Phylicia Rashad, Georgia Engel Celebrate Lortel Nominations

Meet the stars who are up for the prestigious off-Broadway honor.

Michael C. Hall and Sophia Anne Caruso proudly represent the David Bowie-Enda Walsh musical Lazarus.
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The nominees of the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement off-Broadway were celebrated at a breakfast on April 20 at Playwrights Horizons.

Hamilton's Phillipa Soo joins The Robber Bridegroom nominees Steven Pasquale, Leslie Kritzer, and Greg Hildreth for a family photo.
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Roundabout Theatre Company's off-Broadway production of The Humans, now running at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre, leads with six nominations, including acting nominations for Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell. Futurity is this season's most nominated musical with five, while Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj and Annie Baker's John also earned five nominations apiece.

Nominees Reed Birney (The Humans) and Georgia Engel (John) catch up over breakfast.
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The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 1, at NYU Skirball Center. The event will honor James Houghton with the Lifetime Achievement Award while Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be inducted onto the famed Playwrights' Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Sanjit De Silva, Alana Arenas, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Phylicia Rashad are a proud quartet of nominees.
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The Legend of Georgia McBride choreographer Paul McGill and The Robber Bridegroom scene-stealer Leslie Kritzer work the room.
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Griffin Matthews, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Phylicia Rashad, and Michael Luwoye smile for the cameras.
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Paul Sparks, a nominee for Buried Child, is accompanied at the breakfast by his wife, Annie Parisse.
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Or Matias and Alison Fraser are nominees for their work on Preludes and First Daughter Suite.
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Thank God for Jokes star Mike Birbiglia is thrilled to be on hand.
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Lucas Hnath (The Christians) shares a photo with Futurity creators and leading players César Alvarez and Sammy Tunis.
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A trio of nominated stage favorites: Lois Smith (Marjorie Prime), Reed Birney, and Jayne Houdyshell (both of The Humans).
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The team behind Gloria: actress Jeanine Serralles, Vineyard Theatre co-artistic director Sarah Stern, and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
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The happy Southern Comfort family: composer Julianne Wick Davis, conceiver Robert DuSold, and book writer and lyricist Dan Collins.
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Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond celebrate their nominations for the musical Iowa.
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Nominees C.J. Wilson (Hold On to Me Darling) and Michael C. Hall (Lazarus) pose for a photo together.
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For a full list of nominees, click here.