The 2013 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out this evening to recipients in 14 categories and 4 special honors were bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by acclaimed stage and screen actors Aasif Mandvi and Maura Tierney. This year's event once again benefited The Actors Fund.

Award presenters this year included some of the biggest and brightest stars from stage and screen, including: Leslie Bibb, Ari Brand, Celina Carvajal, Anna Chlumsky, Ben Foster, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Jordan, Richard Kind, Louisa Krause, Christopher Lloyd, Zosia Mamet, Lindsay Mendez, David Morse, Cynthia Nixon, Leslie Odom, Jr., Hettienne Park, David Hyde Pierce, Martha Plimpton, Rain Pryor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, John Slattery, Rich Sommer, Matthew James Thomas, Fred Weller and Jennifer Westfeldt.

The Off-Broadway League's Lortel Awards Producing & Administration Committee (Terry Byrne, Denise Cooper, Margaret Cotter, George Forbes, Melanie Herman, Catherine Russell and Steven Showalter) produces the Lortel Awards Ceremony. Acclaimed writer and director Michael Heitzman returned to direct the Lortel Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The Lucille Lortel Awards is produced by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation. Additional support provided by Theatre Development Fund.

Outstanding Play
Bethany - Produced by Women's Project Theater; Written by Laura Marks

Cock - Produced by Stuart Thompson, Jean Doumanian, Royal Court Theatre, William Berlind, Scott Delman, Dena Hammerstein, Jon B. Platt, Scott Rudin, Ted Snowdon, True Love Productions; Written by Mike Bartlett

Detroit - Produced by Playwrights Horizons; Written by Lisa D'Amour  

The Flick - Produced by Playwrights Horizons; Written by Annie Baker

The Whale - Produced by Playwrights Horizons; Written by Samuel D. Hunter 


Outstanding Musical
Dogfight - Produced by Second Stage Theatre; Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Book by Peter Duchan


Giant - Produced by The Public Theater in association with The Dallas Theater Center; Book by Sybille Pearson, Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, Based on the novel by Edna Ferber 

Murder Ballad - Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club; Conceived by and with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan, Music and Lyrics by Juliana NashThe Other Josh Cohen - Produced by Amas Musical Theatre in association with Scandobean Productions, LLC; Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen  

Skippyjon Jones - Produced by TheatreworksUSA; Book and Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila, Music by Eli Bolin, Based on the book by Judy Schachner   

Outstanding Revival
All In The Timing - Produced by Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy; Written by David Ives 

My Children! My Africa! - Produced by Signature Theatre; Written by Athol Fugard 

Passion - Produced by Classic Stage Company; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine The Piano Lesson - Produced by Signature Theatre; Written by August Wilson

Talley's Folly - Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company; Written by Lanford Wilson   Outstanding Solo ShowAll the Rage - Produced by piece by piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with The Barrow Group; Written and Performed by Martin Moran  Jackie - Produced by Women's Project Theater; Written by Elfriede Jelinek, Translated by Gitta Honegger, Performed by Tina Benko  Title and Deed - Produced by Signature Theatre in association with Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland; Written by Will Eno, Performed by Conor Lovett 
 Outstanding Director
Sam Gold, The Flick 
Anne Kauffman, Belleville 
Tina Landau, A Civil War Christmas  James Macdonald, CockRuben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson   Outstanding Choreographer
George De La Peña, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Christopher Gattelli, Dogfight  
Kyle Mullins, TRIASSIC PARQ: The Musical  Alex Sanchez, Giant 
Doug Varone, Murder Ballad 
 Outstanding Lead Actor Danny Burstein, Talley’s Folly  
Brandon J. Dirden, The Piano Lesson  Daniel Everidge, Falling Shuler Hensley, The Whale  
Aasif Mandvi, Disgraced 
 Outstanding Lead Actress Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Neva 
America Ferrera, Bethany  Vanessa Redgrave, The Revisionist Roslyn Ruff, The Piano Lesson  Sharon Washington, Wild With Happy  
 Outstanding Featured Actor David Wilson Barnes, Don’t Go Gentle Chuck Cooper, The Piano Lesson 
Zach Grenier, Storefront Church  Jake Gyllenhaal, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet 
Mark Nelson, My Name Is Asher Lev   Outstanding Featured Actress Eisa Davis, Luck of the Irish Annie Funke, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet  Rebecca Naomi Jones, Murder Ballad  Amanda Quaid, Luck of the Irish

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, What Rhymes with America

Outstanding Scenic Design Beowulf Boritt, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet 
Miriam Buether, Cock Clint Ramos, Wild With Happy  Louisa Thompson, Detroit  Mark Wendland, Murder Ballad   Outstanding Costume Design Toni-Leslie James, A Civil War Christmas Jessica Pabst, The Whale  Clint Ramos, Wild With Happy  Emily Rebholz, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike  
Anita Yavich, Golden Child   Outstanding Lighting Design Jane Cox, The Flick  Rui Rita, The Piano Lesson 
Ben Stanton, Belleville  Ben Stanton, Murder Ballad Scott Zielinski, A Civil War Christmas  
 Outstanding Sound DesignLeah Gelpe, Slowgirl  Bray Poor, The Flick  Shane Rettig, Detroit ’67  Jane Shaw, Jackie  Matt Tierney, Detroit 
 Lifetime Achievement Award Todd Haimes   Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
Neil LaBute   Outstanding Body of Work Award Theatre Development Fund   Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience Old Hats - Created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner; Music by and featuring Nellie McKay, Produced by Signature Theatre