The Lucille Lortel Awards proved bountiful for “A Trip to Bountiful,” Signature Theater’s Off Broadway revival of the Horton Foote drama, which walked away with four trophies on Monday.
“Bountiful” won the revival category, while “The Seven,” Will Power’s hip-hop retelling of “Seven Against Thebes,” took the prize for musical and “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” won for play.
The bounty for “Bountiful” included a lead actress award for the much-praised Lois Smith. Hallie Foote, daughter of Horton, won for featured actress and Harris Yulin took the director trophy.
The Off Broadway-centric Lortels bestowed a total of three statues upon “The Seven,” adding choreography (Bill T. Jones) and sound design (Darron L. West) to its tally. Show was produced by New York Theater Workshop earlier this year.
Martin McDonagh’s bloody comedy “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” was produced this spring by the Atlantic, which won the laurels for body of work. The company’s production of “Inishmore” opens on Broadway today after its successful run Off Broadway.
“Inishmore’s” lead actor, David Wilmot, shared the Lortel with Christopher Denham of “Red Light Winter.” Charles Durning rounded out the thesp awards, nabbing featured actor for his perf in Wendy Wasserstein’s “Third.”
Wasserstein drew a posthumous lifetime achievement award, while John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) was inducted into the group of scribes with plaques on the Lortel Playwrights’ Sidewalk.
Design honors went to Eugene Lee for his set on “The Ruby Sunrise,” Eric Becker for his costume design of “Abigail’s Party” and Aaron Black for his lighting of “Funnyhouse of a Negro.”
The Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence went to Betty Corwin, founder of the Theater on Film & Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
“The Lieutenant of Inishmore” – written by Martin McDonagh; produced by Atlantic Theater Company
“The Seven” – by Will Power; produced by New York Theatre Workshop
“The Trip to Bountiful” – written by Horton Foote; produced by Signature Thea-tre Company
Harris Yulin, “The Trip to Bountiful”
Bill T. Jones, “The Seven”
Outstanding Lead Actor
Christopher Denham, “Red Light Winter”
David Wilmot, “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”
Outstanding Lead Actress
Lois Smith, “The Trip to Bountiful”
Outstanding Featured Actor
Charles Durning, “Third”
Outstanding Featured Actress
Hallie Foote, “The Trip to Bountiful”
Outstanding Scenic Design
Eugene Lee, “The Ruby Sunrise”
Outstanding Costume Design
Eric Becker, “Abigail’s Party”
Outstanding Lighting Design
Aaron Black, “Funnyhouse of a Negro”
Outstanding Sound Design
Darron L West, “The Seven”
Lifetime Achievement Award
Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
John Patrick Shanley
Outstanding Body of Work
Atlantic Theater Company
Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence