Current Broadway Between Riverside and Crazy star Stephen McKinley Henderson will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Lucille Lortel Awards, set for May 7 at NYU Skirball Center. The ceremony, recognizing the best in Off-Broadway theatre, will begin at 7 PM. Nominations will be announced April 5, with the eligibility season closing March 31.
Henderson won Obie and Lortel Awards for his performance in Riverside's 2015 Off-Broadway run; he's currently reprising the performance on the Main Stem. He received a Tony nod for his work in Fences and a Drama Desk Award as part of the ensemble of Jitney. His film credits include Dune, Fences, and Lady Bird.
Also being honored this year is for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf playwright Ntozake Shange, who will be posthumously inducted onto the Playwrights' Sidewalk. Located in front of Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street, the sidewalk-embedded stars are New York's only permanent monument to Off-Broadway playwrights.
Additionally, A.R.T./New York is the 2023 Body of Work honoree, recognizing the organization's influential work on behalf of its member community of more than 475 non-profit theatres and 150 individual producers and artists.