Friday, April 3, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Liza Colón-Zayas, Víctor Almanzar Among the Lortel Nominees as HAMILTON and BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Rack Up Multiple Nominations

Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Nominations for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, recognizing the best in Off-Broadway theatre, have been announced. The critically-acclaimed, Broadway-bound Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton led the pack with twelve nominations. The twelve nominations for The Public Theater’s Hamilton broke the record of eleven set just last year. Prior to that, the most nominations earned by one show had been eight (the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Into The Woods received seven nominations). The Stephen Adly Guirgis play Between Riverside and Crazy (produced by Atlantic Theatre Company) led all plays with six nominations.

Liza Colón-Zayas.
Víctor Almanzar.
Latinos nominated for the Lortel Award this year include actor-writer-composer Miranda, who earned a pair of nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical and Outstanding Musical for his work on Hamilton (which is headed to Broadway later this year); Víctor Almanzar and HOLA member Liza Colón-Zayas for Outstanding Featured Actor and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, respectively for their work on Between Riverside and Crazy.

The awards, founded in 1985, are named for Lucille Lortel, an actress and theater producer, and are produced by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers  by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation, with additional support from the Theatre Development Fund. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Anna Chlumsky will host the Lortel Awards, which will take place Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Skirball Center in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. For more information, click here and here.

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