2020 Lortel Award Winners Include Three Asian American Theatre Artists

2020 Lortel Awards

2020 Lortel Award Winners

The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were presented during a special online event on May 3. The ceremony was hosted by Mario Cantone—broadcasting from his New York City apartment—with benefits from the event going to The Actors Fund and its efforts to help those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Go to  actorsfund.org/Lortel   to donate . The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

There were three Asian American theatre artists who won Lortel Awards, with two revolving about Asian American themes. They include:

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Francis Jue, Cambodian Rock Band

Outstanding Scenic Design
You-Shin Chen and Laura Jellinek, Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie

Outstanding Projection Design
Ruey Horng Sun, The Headlands


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