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Kimberly Akimbo, Assassins, and More Earn 2022 Lortel Award Nominations

Get the complete list of off-Broadway nominees here.

Victoria Clark and Justin Cooley in Kimberly Akimbo
(© Joan Marcus)

Nominees for the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring the best off-Broadway theater of the season, have been announced. Winners will be revealed during a ceremony on May 1.

The complete list of nominations is as follows:

Outstanding Play
Coal Country
Letters of Suresh
On Sugarland
Prayer for the French Republic

Outstanding Musical
Black No More
Intimate Apparel
Kimberly Akimbo
Oratorio For Living Things

Outstanding Revival
The Chinese Lady
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Outstanding Solo Show
Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord
Little Girl Blue

Outstanding Director
David Cromer – Prayer for the French Republic
John Doyle – Assassins
Lee Sunday Evans – Oratorio For Living Things
Taibi Magar – Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Whitney White – On Sugarland

Outstanding Choreographer
Bill T. Jones – Black No More
Raja Feather Kelly – On Sugarland
Danny Mefford – Kimberly Akimbo
Josh Prince – Trevor: A New Musical
Randy Skinner – Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play
Stephanie Berry – On Sugarland
W. Tré Davis – Tambo & Bones
Elizabeth Marvel – Long Day's Journey Into Night
Shannon Tyo – The Chinese Lady
Mary Wiseman – At the Wedding

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play
Abena – Nollywood Dreams
Betsy Aidem – Prayer for the French Republic
Francis Benhamou – Prayer for the French Republic
Jacob Ming-Trent – The Alchemist
Thom Sesma – Letters of Suresh

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical
Kearstin Piper Brown – Intimate Apparel
Victoria Clark – Kimberly Akimbo
Justin Cooley – Kimberly Akimbo
Tamika Lawrence – Black No More
Ahmad Maksoud – The Visitor

Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical
Steven Boyer – Kimberly Akimbo
Bonnie Milligan – Kimberly Akimbo
Ethan Slater – Assassins
Will Swenson – Assassins
Lillias White – Black No More

Outstanding Ensemble
English - Tala Ashe, Ava Lalezarzadeh, Pooya Mohseni, Marjan Neshat, Hadi Tabbal

Oratorio For Living Things - Johnny Butler, Kirstyn Cae Ballard, Jane Cardona, Sean Donovan, Carla Duren, Clérida Eltimé, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Brian Flores, Odetta Hartman, Quentin Oliver Lee, Angel Lozada, Divya Maus, Barrie Lobo McLain, Ben Moss, John Murchison, Onyie Nwachukwu, Dito Van Reigersberg, Peter Wise

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - Elena Hurst, Wesley T. Jones, Francis Jue, Karl Kenzler, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart

Outstanding Scenic Design
Wilson Chin – Space Dogs
Marsha Ginsberg – English
Adam Rigg – cullud wattah
Adam Rigg – On Sugarland
David Rockwell, Christopher and Justin Swader – Seven Deadly Sins

Outstanding Costume Design
Ari Fulton – Confederates
Gregory Gale – Fairycakes
Dominique Fawn Hill – Tambo & Bones
Márion Talán de la Rosa – Oratorio For Living Things
Catherine Zuber – Intimate Apparel

Outstanding Lighting Design
Isabella Byrd – Sanctuary City
Lap Chi Chu – Morning Sun
Jeff Croiter – Black No More
Stacey Derosier – sandblasted
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew – Oratorio For Living Things

Outstanding Sound Design
Mikhail Fiksel – Tambo & Bones
Nick Kourtides – Oratorio For Living Things
Fabian Obispo – The Chinese Lady
Mikaal Sulaiman – Sanctuary City
Darron L West – Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Outstanding Projection Design
David Bengali and Hana S. Kim – The Visitor
Shawn Duan – Letters of Suresh
Shawn Duan – The Chinese Lady
Yee Eun Nam – Long Day's Journey Into Night
Caite Hevner – Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord


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