The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out this evening to recipients in 18 categories and 2 special honors were bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund.

Award presenters this year included some of the biggest and brightest stars from stage and screen, including: Uzo Aduba, Joe Carroll, Nick Cordero, Kathryn Erbe, America Ferrera, Shuler Hensley, Adam Jacobs, Nikki M. James, Carly Rae Jepsen, Andy Karl, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Linda Lavin, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, Josh Lucas, Billy Magnussen, Kelli O’Hara, Sophie Okonedo, Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale, Sarah Paulson, Amanda Peet, Vincent Piazza, Margaret Qualley, Anthony Rapp, Lily Rabe, Courtney Reed, Anika Noni Rose, Morgan Saylor, Brian J. Smith and Corey Stoll.

The Off-Broadway League’s Lortel Awards Producing & Administration Committee (Terry Byrne, Dean Carpenter, Denise Cooper, Margaret Cotter, George Forbes, Michael Page, Catherine Russell and Steven Showalter) produces the Lortel Awards ceremony. Acclaimed writer/director Michael Heitzman returned to direct the Lortel Awards for the fifth consecutive year. The Lucille Lortel Awards is produced by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation. Additional support provided by Theatre Development Fund. Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, in addition to theatre journalists and academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee

Outstanding Play

Bad Jews, Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, Written by Joshua Harmon

Domesticated, Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, Written by Bruce NorrisThe Night

Alive, Produced by Atlantic Theater Company, Originally Produced by the Donmar Warehouse, Written by Conor McPherson 

The Open House, Produced by Signature Theatre, Written by Will Eno


 Outstanding Musical

Fun Home, Produced by The Public Theater, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron Based on the Alison Bechdel book

Here Lies Love, Produced by The Public Theater Concept and Lyrics by David Byrne, Music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Additional Music by Tom Gandy and J Pardo

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Produced by Howard & Janet Kagan, Paula Marie Black, John Logan, Lisa Matlin, Daveed Frazier, Tom Smedes, Vertical Ent./Roman Gambourg/Lev Gelfer Written by Dave Malloy

What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, Produced by New York Theatre Workshop, Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David and Others Conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer   

Outstanding Revival
Good Person of Szechwan, Produced by The Foundry Theatre, Written by Bertolt Brecht, Translation by John Willett 

Hand to God, Produced by MCC Theater, Written by Robert Askins 

London Wall, Produced by Mint Theater Company, Written by John van Druten  The Model Apartment, Produced by Primary Stages, Written by Donald Margulies

The Weir, Produced by The Irish Repertory Theatre, Written by Conor McPherson   

Outstanding Solo Show

Buyer & Cellar, Produced by Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen, Ted Snowdon, Daryl Roth, Martin Massman, Pat Flicker Addiss, Doug Nevin, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Andrew Tobias, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Written by Jonathan Tolins Performed by Michael Urie  

How I Learned What I Learned, Produced by Signature Theatre Written by August Wilson, Co-conceived with Todd Kreidler, in collaboration with Ruben Santiago-Hudson Performed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson  

Satchmo at the Waldorf, Produced by Long Wharf Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, Scott and Roxanne Bok, Roz and Jerry Meyer, Ronald Guttman, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, John LaMattina, Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, Written by Terry Teachout Performed by John Douglas Thompson 


Outstanding Director
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 
Lear deBessonet, Good Person of Szechwan 
Sam Gold, Fun Home 
Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love 
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God   

Outstanding Choreographer
Martha Clarke, Chéri  
Marguerite Derricks, Heathers: The Musical  
Danny Mefford, Fun Home  
Annie-B Parson, Here Lies Love 
Sonya Tayeh, Kung Fu 


Outstanding Lead Actor
Steven Boyer, Hand to God  

Jon DeVries, Regular Singing  
Peter Friedman, The Open House  
Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan  
Armando Riesco, The Happiest Song Plays Last 


Outstanding Lead Actress
Tracee Chimo, Bad Jews 

Diane Davis, The Model Apartment  
Carolyn McCormick, The Open House  
Laurie Metcalf, Domesticated  
Andrus Nichols, Bedlam's Hamlet and Saint Joan  


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical 
Jeff Blumenkrantz, Murder For Two 
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home  
Jose Llana, Here Lies Love  
Kyle Riabko, What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined  
Conrad Ricamora, Here Lies Love   

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical 
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home 
Ruthie Ann Miles, Here Lies Love  
Alexandra Socha, Fun Home  
Phillipa Soo, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  
Barrett Wilbert Weed, Heathers: The Musical   

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play 
Carson Elrod, The Explorers Club  
Philip Ettinger, Bad Jews 
Russell G. Jones, The Cal
Jeremy Shamos, Dinner With Friends 
Fred Weller, Reasons to Be Happy   

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play 
Hannah Bos, The Open House  
Lynn Cohen, I Remember Mama 
Lisa Kron, Good Person of Szechwan  
Molly Ranson, Bad Jews
Sarah Stiles, Hand to God

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical 
Heath Calvert, Nobody Loves You  
Nick Choksi, Bunty Berman Presents...  
Blake DeLong, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  
Noah Hinsdale, Fun Home
Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical 
Uzo Aduba, Venice  
Brittain Ashford, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  
Melody Butiu, Here Lies Love 
Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
Shaina Taub, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Scenic Design 
Miriam Buether, Love and Information 
David Korins, Here Lies Love 
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  
Clint Ramos, Appropriate  
Matt Saunders, Good Person of Szechwan   

Outstanding Costume Design 
Gabriel Berry and Andrea Hood, Love and Information 
Clint Ramos, Here Lies Love  
Anita Yavich, The Explorers Club 
Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  
Catherine Zuber, Far From Heaven   

Outstanding Lighting Design 
Daniel Ionazzi, The Jacksonian  
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 
Ben Stanton, Fun Home 
Justin Townsend, Here Lies Love  
Japhy Weideman, What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined  


Outstanding Sound Design
M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer, Here Lies Love  
Clive Goodwin, What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined  
Matt Hubbs, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  
Ryan Rumery, The Hatmaker's Wife  
Christopher Shutt, Love and Information 

Lifetime Achievement
Award Robyn Goodman   

Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
Richard Nelson