Before the Tony Awards hand out their awards on June 11, GALECA has their say first. The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association made their voices heard with their own awards. Will the American Theatre Wing follow suit and award Kimberly Akimbo for Best Musical?
Take a look at GALECA’s official press released followed by the list of the first winners!
J. Harrison Ghee, star of Some Like it Hot, was bestowed the LGBTQ Theater Trailblazer Award. The honor is given to a figure in the NYC theater industry who inspires empathy, truth and equity. Ghee recently became the first nonbinary performer to receive a Tony Award nomination for Lead Actor in a Musical for their sensitive portrayal of Daphne in the toe-tapping tuner.
Some Like it Hot
Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ain’t No Mo’
Outstanding LGBTQ Broadway Production