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THE DRAMA LEAGUE
ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF
80th ANNUAL AWARDS

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
NAMED DISTINGUISHED MUSICAL

ALL THE WAY
NAMED DISTINGUISHED PLAY

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
NAMED DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
NAMED DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A PLAY

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD

STAR STUDDED CEREMONY HELD MAY 16TH|
AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

New York, NY (May 16, 2014) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) announced today the winners for the 80th Annual Drama League AwardsDistinguished Production of a  Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder; Distinguished Play, All The Way;  Distinguished Revival of a Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch;  Distinguished Revival of a Play, The Glass Menagerie; and Distinguished Performance, Neil Patrick Harris at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).

In addition to the competitive categories, Kennedy Center Honoree, Tony®, and Grammy® Award nominee, Barbara Cook was honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in recognition of her contribution to the musical theatre;  Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America: John Gore was honored with the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for the continuing efforts in promoting live theatre; and Tony®, Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winner John Tiffany was honored with The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.

During the ceremony, director Michael Mayer introduced the 2014 Fellows of The Drama League Directors ProjectZi Alikhan, Melissa Crespo, John Michael DiResta, Ellie Heyman, Lavina Jadhwani, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinki, Hannah Ryan, Teya Sugareva, Caitlin Sullivan, and Emma Weinstein.

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon included a nominees cocktail reception, luncheon, and awards presentation held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014.  Drama League Board President Jano Herbosch was joined by Bonnie Comley as Co-Chair.  GenSpring Family Offices, National Life Group, PepsiCo and Financier Patisserie were the 2014 Sponsors of The 80th Annual Drama League Awards.

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theatre legends such as Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, and Christopher Plummer.

2014 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS WINNERS

 

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder

Walter Kerr Theatre

Book and Lyrics by Robert L.  Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

Directed by Darko Tresnjak

 

Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino,

Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Catherine and Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan

Savage, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy, Four Ladies

& One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell, Michael T. Cohen/Joe Strola, Joseph and Carson Gleberman/William Megevick, Green State Productions, Robert Greenblatt, producers in association

with Hartford Stage and The Old Globe

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

All The Way

Neil Simon Theatre

by Robert Schenkkan

Directed by Bill Rauch

 

Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, Gutterman Chernoff, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Will Trice, producers

 

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Belasco Theatre

Book by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Michael Mayer

 

David Binder, Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise The Roof,

Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel, Saron Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall and The Shubert Organization, producers

 

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A PLAY

The Glass Menagerie

Booth Theatre

by Tennessee Williams

Directed by John Tiffany

 

Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr., Jerry Frankel, Lou Spisto/Lucky VIII, Infinity Stages,

Scott M. Delman, Jam Theatricals, Mauro Taylor, Rebecca Gold, Michael Palitz, Charles E. Stone,

Will Trice, Gfour Productions, producers

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD

Neil Patrick Harris

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Barbara Cook

 

UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE

Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America: John Gore

FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING

John Tiffany

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) Broadway Sat, 17 May 2014 22:24:58 -0400
2013 Drama League Winners Announced Today at 79th Annual Awards - KINKY BOOTS, VANYA..., PIPPIN and ...WOOLF Take Home Top Honors http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/2013-Drama-League-Winners-Announced-Today-at-79th-Annual-Awards-KINKY-BOOTS-VANYA...-PIPPIN-and-...WOOLF-Take-Home-Top-Honors.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/2013-Drama-League-Winners-Announced-Today-at-79th-Annual-Awards-KINKY-BOOTS-VANYA...-PIPPIN-and-...WOOLF-Take-Home-Top-Honors.html

THE DRAMA LEAGUE
ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF
79th ANNUAL AWARDS

“KINKY BOOTS”
NAMED DISTINGUISHED MUSICAL

“VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE”
NAMED DISTINGUISHED PLAY

“PIPPIN”
NAMED DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

“WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF”
NAMED DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A PLAY

NATHAN LANE
RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD

STAR STUDDED CEREMONY HELD MAY 17TH
AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

New York, NY (May 17, 2013) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) announced today the winners for the 79th Annual Drama League AwardsDistinguished Production of a  Musical, Kinky Boots;  presented by Diane PaulusDistinguished Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, presented by Pam MacKinnonDistinguished Revival of a Musical, Pippin, presented by Alex TimbersDistinguished Revival of a Play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, presented by Rachel Chavkin; Distinguished Performance, Nathan Lane, presented by Debra Messing  at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted by Ms. Messing and David Hyde Pierce at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).

In addition to the competitive categories, Tony®, Drama Desk® and Grammy® Award winner Bernadette Peters was honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in recognition of her contribution to the musical theatre, presented by Emmy® Award winner Mary Tyler MooreMadison Square Garden Entertainment & the Rockettes were honored with the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for the continuing efforts in promoting live theatre presented by Tony® Award-winner Tommy Tune;  and Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell was honored with The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, presented by pop icon Cyndi Lauper

Messing and Pierce led a team of Broadway’s luminaries who served as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 79TH Annual Drama League Awards that included Bobby Cannavale, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Judith Ivey, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Donna Murphy, Fiona Shaw, Holland Taylor, Cicely Tyson and Michael Urie.   The Honorary Co-Chairs served as ambassadors for The Drama League Awards and the excellence of the New York theatre season, and welcomed the attendees of the Awards Luncheon at a cocktail reception prior to the ceremony.

For the first time in its history, The Drama League welcomed stage directors to its esteemed dais of performers as awards presenters for the major categories.  The 2013 Award Presenters, all of whom are alumni of The Drama League Directors Project, included Rachel Chavkin, Pam MacKinnon, Diane Paulus and Alex Timbers.

During the ceremony, The Drama League introduced the 2013 Fellows of The Drama League Directors ProjectGeorgi Georgiev Antiqua, Elizabeth Carlson, Will Detlefsen, Dimitar Ivanov Dimitrov, Vesselin Dimov, Alexandru Mihail, Raphael Massie, Louisa Proske, Jamila Reddy, Samantha Saltzman, Danny Sharron, Jordan Slaveykov, Nicole A. Watson, and Lian Walden.

 

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theatre legends such as Audra McDonald,Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, andChristopher Plummer.

2013 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS WINNERS
DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Kinky Boots

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

Directed by Jerry Mitchell

Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network,

CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon and Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp

and Jujamcyn Theaters, producers

* * *

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Lincoln Center Theatre/Golden Theatre

by Christopher Durang

Directed by Nicholas Martin

Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Joan Raffe/Jhett Tolentino, Martin Platt and David Elliot,

Pat Flicker Addiss, Catherine Adler, John O'Boyle, Joshua Goodman, Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler, Cricket Hooper Jiranek/Michael Palitz, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Mary Cossette/Barbara Manocherian, Megan Savage/Meredith Lynsey Schade, Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, producers, in association with McCarter Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater

* * *

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

Pippin

Music Box Theatre

Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Diane Paulus

Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/.Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Muellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, and Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, producers

* * *

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Booth Theatre

by Edward Albee

Directed by Pam MacKinnon

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis and Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi and Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, and GFour Productions, producers

* * *

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD

Nathan Lane

The Nance

* * *

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Bernadette Peters

* * *

UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE

Madison Square Garden Entertainment & the Rockettes

* * *

FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING

Jerry Mitchell

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) 2012-13 Season Press Releases Fri, 17 May 2013 15:52:57 -0400
Debra Messing Joins David Hyde Pierce to Host 79th Annual Drama League Awards - Complete Nominations List http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/Debra-Messing-Joins-David-Hyde-Pierce-to-Host-79th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Complete-Nominations-List.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/Debra-Messing-Joins-David-Hyde-Pierce-to-Host-79th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Complete-Nominations-List.html

EMMY® AWARD WINNER DEBRA MESSING JOINS
TONY® AND EMMY® AWARD WINNER DAVID HYDE PIERCE
AS CO-HOST OF
THE 79th ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS
FRIDAY, MAY 17TH
AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

2013 AWARDS HONORARY CO-CHAIRS INCLUDE
BOBBY CANNAVALE, ALAN CUMMING, EDIE FALCO, JUDITH IVEY,
NATHAN LANE, JUDITH LIGHT, PATINA MILLER, DONNA MURPHY,
FIONA SHAW, HOLLAND TAYLOR, CICELY TYSON AND MICHAEL URIE

2013 AWARD PRESENTERS INCLUDE
CYNDI LAUPER, MARY TYLER MOORE, TOMMY TUNE,
RACHEL CHAVKIN, PAM MACKINNON, DIANE PAULUS AND ALEX TIMBERS

New York, NY (May 8, 2013) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced Emmy® Award winner Debra Messing will join Tony® and Emmy® Award winner David Hyde Pierce as co-host of the 79th Annual Drama League Awards.  One of the high points of the theater season, the Awards Luncheon will be held Friday afternoon, May 17th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) at noon.

Messing and Pierce lead a team of Broadway’s best who serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 79TH Annual Drama League Awards, including Bobby Cannavale, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Judith Ivey, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Donna Murphy, Fiona Shaw, Holland Taylor, Cicely Tyson and Michael Urie.   The Honorary Co-Chairs serve as ambassadors for The Drama League Awards and the excellence of the New York theatre season, and welcome the attendees of the Awards Luncheon at a cocktail reception before the event.

2013 Drama League Awards Nominations for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award were announced at a ceremony hosted by Patina Miller and Michael Urie on April 23rd held at Sardi’s Restaurant (234 West 44th Street) and streamed live online at www.BroadwayWorld.com.  (Complete list of nominees below.)

In addition to the competitive categories, Tony®, Drama Desk® and Grammy® Award winner Bernadette Peters will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in recognition of her contribution to the musical theatre, presented by Emmy® Award winner Mary Tyler MooreMadison Square Garden Entertainment & the Rockettes will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for the continuing efforts in promoting live theatre presented by Tony® Award-winner Tommy Tune;  and Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, presented by pop icon Cyndi Lauper

For the first time in its history, The Drama League will welcome stage directors to its esteemed dais of performers as awards presenters for the major categories.  The 2013 Award Presenters, all of whom are alumni of The Drama League Directors Project, include Rachel Chavkin, Pam MacKinnon, Diane Paulus and Alex Timbers.

Featuring its signature celebratory atmosphere that has distinguished it since its inception, The 79th Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon includesa pre-awards cocktail reception, luncheon, and awards presentation. It will be held at theMarriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 17, 2013

For more information about the Drama League Awards, please call (212) 244-9494 ext 27, or e-mail events@dramaleague.org, or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org.

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theatre legends such as Audra McDonald, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, and Christopher Plummer.

2013 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

The Assembled Parties
Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Lynne Meadow
Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer

I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
Booth Theatre
By John Logan
Directed by Joe Mantello
Graydon Carter, Arielle Tepper Madover, James L. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jeffrey Finn, Ruth Hendel, Larry Magid, Jon B. Platt, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, producers

Lucky Guy
Broadhurst Theatre
by Nora Ephron
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger and William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole and Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, producers, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization

 

The Nance
Lincoln Center Theater/Lyceum Theatre
by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Jack O'Brien
Andre Bishop, Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer

Old Hats
Signature Theatre Company
by Bill Irwin and David Shiner
Directed by Tina Landau
James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director

The Testament of Mary
Walter Kerr Theatre
by Colm Toibin
Directed by Deborah Warner
Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Roger Berlind, Broadway Across America, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sonia Friedman Productions/Tulchin Bartner Productions, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, and Eli Bush, producers

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Lincoln Center Theatre/Golden Theatre
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Nicholas Martin
Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Joan Raffe/Jhett Tolentino, Martin Platt and David Elliot, Pat Flicker Addiss, Catherine Adler, John O'Boyle, Joshua Goodman, Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler, Cricket Hooper Jiranek/Michael Palitz, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Mary Cossette/Barbara Manocherian, Megan Savage/Meredith Lynsey Schade, Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, producers, in association with McCarter Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater

The Whale
Playwrights Horizons
by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Davis McCallum
Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director, Carol Fishman, General Manager

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Dogfight
Second Stage Theatre
Book by Peter Duchan, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Directed by Joe Mantello
Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director

Here Lies Love
The Public Theater
Music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Concept and Lyrics by David Byrne
Directed by Alex Timbers
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director

Kinky Boots
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Directed by Jerry Mitchell
Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon and Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters, producers

Matilda The Musical
Shubert Theatre
Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Matthew Warchus
The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, producers

Motown: The Musical
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Book by Berry Gordy, Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, producers

Murder Ballad
Manhattan Theatre Club/Union Square Theatre
Conceived by and with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan, Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash
Directed by Trip Cullman
Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Ars Nova/Kazino
Written and Composed by Dave Malloy
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director
Howard and Janet Kagan, Randy Weiner, Simon Hammerstein, producers

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

As You Like It
The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director

Golden Boy
Lincoln Center Theater/Belasco Theatre
by Clifford Odets
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Andre Bishop, Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer

Macbeth
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg
Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Cody Lassen, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino, Julia Broder, Luigi and Rose Caiola, Michael DeSantis, Neil Gooding Productions, John C. Hall, Marguerite Hoffman, Ken Mahoney, Elliott Masie, Dean Roth, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, and Kat White, producers

The Piano Lesson
Signature Theatre Company
by August Wilson
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director

The Trip to Bountiful
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
by Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson
Nelle Nugent, Paula Marie Black, David R. Weinreb, Kenneth Teaton, Stephen Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Carole L. Haber/Philip Geier, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg/Ricardo Hornos, Fifty Church Street Productions/Hallie Foote, producers, in association with Kevin Liles, Joseph Sirola, Howard and Janet Kagan/Charles Salameno, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Raymond Gaspard, Willette Murphy Klausner/Reginald M. Browne

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Booth Theatre
by Edward Albee
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis and Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi and Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, and GFour Productions, producers

OUTSTANDING REVIVALOF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Annie
Palace Theatre
Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed by James Lapine
Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Debbie Bisno, Stacey Mindich, James M. Nederlander, Jane Bergere/Daryl Roth, Eva Price/Christina Papagjika, producers

Marry Me a Little
Keen Company
Conceived and Developed by Norman Rene and Craig Lucas; Songs by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director; Adam Fitzgerald, General Manager

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Roundabout Theatre Company/Studio 54
Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Scott Ellis
Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director; Julia C. Levy, Executive Director

Passion
Classic Stage Company
Book by James Lapine; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by John Doyle
Brian Kulick, Artistic Director ; Greg Reiner, Executive Director

Pippin
Music Box Theatre
Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Diane Paulus
Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/.Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Muellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, and Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, producers

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Broadway Theatre
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Mark Brokaw
Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola and Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions, producers, in association with Center Theatre Group

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
One winner is selected from this category.  The recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career. 

Alec Baldwin,Orphans
Danny Burstein,Talley's Folly
Bobby Cannavale, The Big Knife and Glengarry Glen Ross
Bertie Carvel,Matilda The Musical
Tracee Chimo, Bad Jews
Lilla Crawford,Annie
Alan Cumming,Macbeth
Brandon J. Dirden, The Piano Lesson
Brandon Victor Dixon,Motown: The Musical
Jesse Eisenberg,The Revisionist
Edie Falco, The Madrid
America Ferrera,Bethany
Jake Gyllenhaal,If There is I Haven't Found it Yet
Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy
Jessica Hecht,The Assembled Partiesand Harvey
Shuler Hensley,The Whale
Bill Irwin,Old Hats
Judith Ivey,The Heiress
Brian d'Arcy James, Giant
Scarlett Johansson,Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Judy Kuhn,Passion
Nathan Lane,The Nance
Valisia LeKae,Motown: The Musical
Tracy Letts,Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Judith Light,The Assembled Parties
Constantine Maroulis, Jekyll and Hyde
Andrea Martin,Pippin
Rob McClure,Chaplin
Lindsay Mendez,Dogfight
Laurie Metcalf,The Other Place
Bette Midler,I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
Patina Miller,Pippin
Amy Morton,Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Donna Murphy, Into the Woods
Kristine Nielsen,Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Jim Norton, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Seth Numrich, Golden Boy
Laura Osnes,Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Tina Packer, Women of Will
David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
Lily Rabe, As You Like It
Vanessa Redgrave, The Revisionist
Chita Rivera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Paul Rudd, Grace
Roslyn Ruff,The Piano Lesson
Stark Sands,Kinky Boots
Tony Shalhoub,Golden Boy
Michael Shannon,Grace
Fiona Shaw, The Testament of Mary
Ryan Silverman,Passion
Phillipa Soo, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Tom Sturridge, Orphans
Holland Taylor, Ann
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Michael Urie, Buyer and Cellar
Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
Anthony Warlow,Annie
Stephen Tyrone Williams,My Children!  My Africa!
Vanessa Williams,The Trip to Bountiful

The Drama League wishes to recognize the superb contributions to the season of its previous Distinguished Performance Award winners that include:

Norbet Leo Butz,Dead Accounts
Kathleen Chalfant, Red Dog Howls
Stockard Channing, The Exonerated
Patti LuPone, The Anarchist
Bebe Neuwirth, Golden Age
Frances Sternhagen, The Madrid

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE
Bernadette Peters
Presented by Mary Tyler Moore

UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE
Madison Square Garden Entertainment and The Rockettes
Presented by Tommy Tune

FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING
Jerry Mitchell
Award Presented by Cyndi Lauper

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) 2012-13 Season Press Releases Wed, 08 May 2013 12:23:50 -0400
The Drama League Announces 2013 Award Nominees for 79th Annual Awards, Winners Announced May 17 http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/The-Drama-League-Announces-2013-Award-Nominees-for-79th-Annual-Awards-Winners-Announced-May-17.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/The-Drama-League-Announces-2013-Award-Nominees-for-79th-Annual-Awards-Winners-Announced-May-17.html

THE DRAMA LEAGUE

ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD NOMINEES FOR

79th ANNUAL AWARDS

CEREMONY SET FOR FRIDAY, MAY 17th

AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

HOSTED BY TONY® AND EMMY® AWARD WINNER DAVID HYDE PIERCE

New York, NY (April 23, 2013) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 2013 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award.  The nominations were announced at a ceremony hosted by Patina Miller and Michael Urie this morning at Sardi’s Restaurant which were streamed live online at www.BroadwayWorld.com.

The nominations announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 79th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 17, 2013 at noon.  Tickets for The Drama League Awards, which includes pre-event cocktails and the star-studded afternoon luncheon ceremony hosted by David Hyde Pierce, are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or  by visiting www.dramaleague.org.

In addition to the competitive categories, it was previously announced earlier this year, Tony®, Drama Desk® and Grammy® Award winner Bernadette Peters will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in recognition of her contribution to the musical theatre, presented by Emmy® Award winner Mary Tyler MooreMadison Square Garden Entertainment & the Rockettes will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for the continuing efforts in promoting live theatre presented by Tony® Award-winner Tommy Tune;  and Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, presented by pop icon Cyndi Lauper.  

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

For more information about the Drama League Awards, please call (212) 244-9494 ext 27, or e-mail events@dramaleague.org, or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org.

2013 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

The Assembled Parties

Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

by Richard Greenberg

Directed by Lynne Meadow

Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer

I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

Booth Theatre

By John Logan

Directed by Joe Mantello

Graydon Carter, Arielle Tepper Madover, James L. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jeffrey Finn, Ruth Hendel, Larry Magid, Jon B. Platt, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, producers

Lucky Guy

Broadhurst Theatre

by Nora Ephron

Directed by George C. Wolfe

Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger and William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole and Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, producers, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization

The Nance

Lincoln Center Theater/Lyceum Theatre

by Douglas Carter Beane

Directed by Jack O'Brien

Andre Bishop, Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer

Old Hats

Signature Theatre Company

by Bill Irwin and David Shiner

Directed by Tina Landau

James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director

The Testament of Mary

Walter Kerr Theatre

by Colm Toibin

Directed by Deborah Warner

Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Roger Berlind, Broadway Across America, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sonia Friedman Productions/Tulchin Bartner Productions, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, and Eli Bush, producers

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Lincoln Center Theatre/Golden Theatre

by Christopher Durang

Directed by Nicholas Martin

Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Joan Raffe/Jhett Tolentino, Martin Platt and David Elliot, Pat Flicker Addiss, Catherine Adler, John O'Boyle, Joshua Goodman, Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler, Cricket Hooper Jiranek/Michael Palitz, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Mary Cossette/Barbara Manocherian, Megan Savage/Meredith Lynsey Schade, Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, producers, in association with McCarter Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater

The Whale

Playwrights Horizons

by Samuel D. Hunter

Directed by Davis McCallum

Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director, Carol Fishman, General Manager

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Dogfight

Second Stage Theatre

Book by Peter Duchan, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Directed by Joe Mantello

Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director

Here Lies Love

The Public Theater

Music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Concept and Lyrics by David Byrne

Directed by Alex Timbers

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director

Kinky Boots

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

Directed by Jerry Mitchell

Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon and Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters, producers

Matilda The Musical

Shubert Theatre

Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Directed by Matthew Warchus

The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, producers

Motown: The Musical

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Book by Berry Gordy, Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright

Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, producers

Murder Ballad

Manhattan Theatre Club/Union Square Theatre

Conceived by and with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan, Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash

Directed by Trip Cullman

Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Ars Nova/Kazino

Written and Composed by Dave Malloy

Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director

Howard and Janet Kagan, Randy Weiner, Simon Hammerstein, producers

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

As You Like It

The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director

Golden Boy

Lincoln Center Theater/Belasco Theatre

by Clifford Odets

Directed by Bartlett Sher

Andre Bishop, Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer

Macbeth

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

by William Shakespeare

Directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg

Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Cody Lassen, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino, Julia Broder, Luigi and Rose Caiola, Michael DeSantis, Neil Gooding Productions, John C. Hall, Marguerite Hoffman, Ken Mahoney, Elliott Masie, Dean Roth, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, and Kat White, producers

The Piano Lesson

Signature Theatre Company

by August Wilson

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director

The Trip to Bountiful

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

by Horton Foote

Directed by Michael Wilson

Nelle Nugent, Paula Marie Black, David R. Weinreb, Kenneth Teaton, Stephen Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Carole L. Haber/Philip Geier, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg/Ricardo Hornos, Fifty Church Street Productions/Hallie Foote, producers, in association with Kevin Liles, Joseph Sirola, Howard and Janet Kagan/Charles Salameno, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Raymond Gaspard, Willette Murphy Klausner/Reginald M. Browne

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Booth Theatre

by Edward Albee

Directed by Pam MacKinnon

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis and Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi and Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, and GFour Productions, producers

OUTSTANDING REVIVALOF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Annie

Palace Theatre

Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Directed by James Lapine

Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Debbie Bisno, Stacey Mindich, James M. Nederlander, Jane Bergere/Daryl Roth, Eva Price/Christina Papagjika, producers

Marry Me a Little

Keen Company

Conceived and Developed by Norman Rene and Craig Lucas; Songs by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Jonathan Silverstein

Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director; Adam Fitzgerald, General Manager

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Roundabout Theatre Company/Studio 54

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Directed by Scott Ellis

Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director; Julia C. Levy, Executive Director

Passion

Classic Stage Company

Book by James Lapine; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by John Doyle

Brian Kulick, Artistic Director ; Greg Reiner, Executive Director

Pippin

Music Box Theatre

Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Diane Paulus

Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/.Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Muellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, and Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, producers

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Broadway Theatre

New Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Mark Brokaw

Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola and Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions, producers, in association with Center Theatre Group

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD

One winner is selected from this category.  The recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career. 

Alec Baldwin,Orphans

Danny Burstein,Talley's Folly

Bobby Cannavale, The Big Knife and Glengarry Glen Ross

Bertie Carvel,Matilda The Musical

Tracee Chimo, Bad Jews

Lilla Crawford,Annie

Alan Cumming,Macbeth

Brandon J. Dirden, The Piano Lesson

Brandon Victor Dixon,Motown: The Musical

Jesse Eisenberg,The Revisionist

Edie Falco, The Madrid

America Ferrera,Bethany

Jake Gyllenhaal,If There is I Haven't Found it Yet

Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy

Jessica Hecht,The Assembled Partiesand Harvey

Shuler Hensley,The Whale

Bill Irwin,Old Hats

Judith Ivey,The Heiress

Brian d'Arcy James, Giant

Scarlett Johansson,Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Judy Kuhn,Passion

Nathan Lane,The Nance

Valisia LeKae,Motown: The Musical

Tracy Letts,Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Judith Light,The Assembled Parties

Constantine Maroulis, Jekyll and Hyde

Andrea Martin,Pippin

Rob McClure,Chaplin

Lindsay Mendez,Dogfight

Laurie Metcalf,The Other Place

Bette Midler,I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

Patina Miller,Pippin

Amy Morton,Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Donna Murphy, Into the Woods

Kristine Nielsen,Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jim Norton, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Seth Numrich, Golden Boy

Laura Osnes,Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Tina Packer, Women of Will

David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Billy Porter, Kinky Boots

Lily Rabe, As You Like It

Vanessa Redgrave, The Revisionist

Chita Rivera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Paul Rudd, Grace

Roslyn Ruff,The Piano Lesson

Stark Sands,Kinky Boots

Tony Shalhoub,Golden Boy

Michael Shannon,Grace

Fiona Shaw, The Testament of Mary

Ryan Silverman,Passion

Phillipa Soo, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Tom Sturridge, Orphans

Holland Taylor, Ann

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Michael Urie, Buyer and Cellar

Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy

Anthony Warlow,Annie

Stephen Tyrone Williams,My Children!  My Africa!

Vanessa Williams,The Trip to Bountiful

The Drama League wishes to recognize the superb contributions to the season of its previous Distinguished Performance Award winners that include:

Norbet Leo Butz,Dead Accounts

Kathleen Chalfant, Red Dog Howls

Stockard Channing, The Exonerated

Patti Lupone, The Anarchist

Bebe Neuwirth, Golden Age

Francis Sternhagen, The Madrid

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Bernadette Peters
Presented by Mary Tyler Moore

UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE

Madison Square Garden Entertainment and The Rockettes
Presented by Tommy Tune

FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING

Jerry Mitchell
Award Presented by Cyndi Lauper

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) 2012-13 Season Press Releases Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:32:37 -0400
David Hyde Pierce Will Host 79th Annual Drama League Awards, Friday, May 17 http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/David-Hyde-Pierce-Will-Host-79th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Friday-May-17.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2012-13-season-press-releases/David-Hyde-Pierce-Will-Host-79th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Friday-May-17.html

TONY® AND EMMY® AWARD WINNER

DAVID HYDE PIERCE

WILL HOST

THE 79th ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS

FRIDAY, MAY 17TH

AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

BOBBY CANNAVALE, ALAN CUMMING, EDIE FALCO, JUDITH IVEY,
NATHAN LANE, JUDITH LIGHT, PATINA MILLER, DONNA MURPHY,
FIONA SHAW, HOLLAND TAYLOR, CICELY TYSON AND MICHAEL URIE
NAMED 2013 AWARDS HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

CYNDI LAUPER AND MARY TYLER MOORE
WILL PRESENT AWARDS TO 2013 HONOREES

AWARD NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD 

New York, NY (April 1, 2013) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced that Tony® and Emmy® Award winner David Hyde Pierce will host The 79th Annual Drama League Awards.  Considered one of the high points of the theater season, the Awards Luncheon will be held Friday afternoon, May 17th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) at noon.

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper and Emmy® Award winner Mary Tyler Moore will present special awards to Tony® Award winner Jerry Mitchell and Tony®, Drama Desk® and Grammy® Award winner Bernadette Peters, respectively.   2013 Awards Honorary Co-Chairs include Bobby Cannavale, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Judith Ivey, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Donna Murphy, Fiona Shaw, Holland Taylor, Cicely Tyson and Michael Urie.

The 2013 Drama League Nominations for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi’s. The nominations announcement will be streamed live online at  BroadwayWorld.com.

“We are thrilled to have our dear friend David Hyde Pierce hosting the best party on Broadway,” said Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks of the announcement.  “We can't wait to celebrate the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway from this marvelous theater season.”

David Hyde Pierce is currently appearing in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Broadway's John Golden Theater.  Previous Broadway credits include Curtains (Tony Award), Beyond Therapy, La Bête, Accent on Youth, Spamalot and The Heidi Chronicles.  He has appeared in the films The Perfect Host, Down With Love, Full Frontal, Wet Hot American Summer, A Bug's Life, Treasure Planet, Wolf Nixon, Sleepless in Seattle, Little Man Tate,  and Crossing Delancey.  He is known to millions for his acclaimed performance as Niles Crane on the television comedy "Frasier" (Emmy and SAG awards), and recently directed The Importance of Being Earnest for Williamstown Theatre Festival and It Shoulda Been You for George Street Playhouse.

In addition to the competitive categories, Tony®, Drama Desk® and Grammy® Award winner Bernadette Peters will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in recognition of her contribution to the musical theatre, presented by Emmy® Award winner Mary Tyler MooreMadison Square Garden Entertainment & the Rockettes will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for the continuing efforts in promoting live theatre;  and Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, presented by pop icon Cyndi Lauper.  

Featuring its signature celebratory atmosphere that has distinguished it since its inception, The 79th Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon includesa pre-awards cocktail reception, luncheon, and awards presentation. It will be held at theMarriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 17, 2013

For more information about the Drama League Awards, please call (212) 244-9494 ext 27, or e-mail events@dramaleague.org, or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org.

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theatre legends such as Audra McDonald, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, and Christopher Plummer.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) 2012-13 Season Press Releases Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:07:36 -0400
Megan Hilty and Justin Long to Announce 2012 Drama League Award Nominees Apr 24 at Sardi's http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2011-12-theatre-season-press-releases/Megan-Hilty-and-Justin-Long-to-Announce-2012-Drama-League-Award-Nominees-Apr-24-at-Sardi-s.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2011-12-theatre-season-press-releases/Megan-Hilty-and-Justin-Long-to-Announce-2012-Drama-League-Award-Nominees-Apr-24-at-Sardi-s.html

MEGAN HILTY AND JUSTIN LONG
TO ANNOUNCE
THE 2012 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINEES
TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH
AT SARDI’S

WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON BROADWAYWORLD.COM

ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY SET FOR FRIDAY, MAY 18TH
AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

New York, NY (April 16, 2012) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced Drama League nominee Megan Hilty (9 To 5, “Smash”) and Justin Long (Seminar) will  co-host the announcement of the The 2012 Drama League Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi’s.  The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream at www.broadwayworld.com.

{module ad_left_body}The nominations announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 78th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 18, 2012 at noon.  Tickets for The Drama League Awards, which includes pre-event cocktails and the star-studded afternoon luncheon ceremony hosted by Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (Gore Vidal's The Best Man), are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or  by visiting www.dramaleague.org.

Megan Hilty currently stars in NBC’s musical drama “Smash” as the seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn.  She was recently signed to Sony Music in a partnership between Sony Masterworks and Columbia Records with her new album scheduled to be released later this year.  Megan will be seen as Lorelei Lee, in the upcoming Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Other Broadway credits includeGlinda in Wicked, and Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical, for which she received a nomination for Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and The Drama League Award.  Regionally she starred in Two by Two, as part of the Reprise series in Los Angeles, opposite Jason Alexander, Steve Weber and Faith Prince and has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony and at Feinstein’s in New York City.  Hilty's voice has been featured on Disney's The Secret Life of Magic Gourd, Phineas & Ferb, Glenn Martin, DDS, American Dad, Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games, Robot & Monster, as well as the singing as Snow White in the film Shrek the Third.  Her voice will also be heard as Rosetta in soon to be released Disney's Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings and  is currently in production on Summertime Entertainment's animated film Dorothy of Oz with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele.    Other film credits include The Bitter Feast and the short film The Happiest Man Alive, opposite Justin Chambers.   Television credits include guest-starring roles in “Melissa & Joey,” “Bones,” “The Closer,” “Desperate Housewives,” “CSI,” “Shark,” “Ugly Betty,” “Eli Stone” and “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody.” 

Justin Long, currently appearing on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck’s hit new play Seminar, recently produced, co-wrote and co-starred in A Case of You opposite Evan Rachel Wood. Other film credits include Going the Distance, The Conspirator, After.Life, Youth in Revolt, Drag Me to Hell, He's Just Not That Into You, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Strange Wilderness, Walk Hard, Live Free or Die Hard, Idiocracy, Accepted, The Break Up, The Sasquatch Gang, Herbie: Fully Loaded (that's right, Broadway!), Waiting..., Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Jeepers Creepers and Galaxy Quest. Voice work includes: Planet 51, Alpha and Omega, “King of the Hill,” Alvin in three Alvin and the Chipmunk movies, and FX’s new “Unsupervised.” TV: reoccurring roles on FOX’s “New Girl” and NBC’s “Ed.” On stage he appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Samuel J and K, Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch and Lanford Wilson’s The Hot l Baltimore with Sam Rockwell. He’s also worked with MCC, NY Stage and Film, Hartford Stage Co, Westport Theatre Artists Workshop and The Roundabout in various staged readings, most recently in Neil LaBute’s Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (MCC).  

Earlier this year, The Drama League announced the 2012 recipients for Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in the Theatre, as follows:  eight-time Academy Award-winner, theatre and movie composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Leap of Faith, Sister Act) will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in recognition of his contribution to the musical theatre;  stage, television and movie star Rosie O’Donnell (Fiddler on the Roof, Suessical, Grease) will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for her continuing efforts in promoting live theatre;  and Drama League Directors Project alum Diane Paulus, the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., the director of the Broadway production of  The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and a Tony nominee for Hair, will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (formerly named the Julia Hansen Award).

For more information about the Drama League Awards, please call (212) 244-9494 ext 27, or e-mail events@dramaleague.org, or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org. 

First awarded in 1922, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in North America.  The winners, to be announced in a star-studded ceremony on May 18th, are chosen by the members of The Drama League, which include theatergoers, industry professionals, and noted artists.  This year, nearly 200 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions were eligible for awards consideration.

The Drama League Awards Eligibility Committee recently determined that productions transferring from Off-Broadway to Broadway, or vice versa, in successive years are now eligible for consideration in both seasons. 

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theatre legends such as Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, and Christopher Plummer.

 

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Stockard Channing and John Larroquette to Host 78th Annual Drama League Awards Friday, May 18 http://theandygram.com/Broadway-Press-Release-Retweet/2011-12-Theatre-Season-Press-Releases/Stockard-Channing-and-John-Larroquette-to-Host-78th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Friday-May-18.html http://theandygram.com/Broadway-Press-Release-Retweet/2011-12-Theatre-Season-Press-Releases/Stockard-Channing-and-John-Larroquette-to-Host-78th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Friday-May-18.html

TONY AWARD WINNERS
STOCKARD CHANNING AND JOHN LARROQUETTE
WILL HOST

THE 78th ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS

FRIDAY, MAY 18TH
AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE

NOMINEES TO BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH

New York, NY (April 3, 2012) – The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced this year’s hosts for the 78th Annual Drama League Awards:  Tony Award winners Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man).  The awards ceremony is set for Friday afternoon, May 18th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) at Noon.   This year’s Drama League Award Nominees will be announced Tuesday morning, April 24th at Sardi’s.

{module ad_left_body}“We are thrilled to have Stockard and John hosting the best party on Broadway,” said Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks of the announcement.  “With two of New York’s brightest stars at the helm, the afternoon will be a joyful and unforgettable celebration of this season’s excellence.”

Stockard Channing can currently be seen in the Broadway hit, Other Desert Cities. Her extensive theatre credits include Pal Joey (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Joe Egg (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), Hapgood (Drama Desk nomination), Love Letters (original cast), Woman in Mind (Drama Desk Award), The Breath of Life, The Rink, The Golden Age, They're Playing Our Song, and Little Foxes. Her work in The Lion in Winter, House of Blue Leaves (Drama Desk nomination), Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and Six Degrees of Separation (Drama Desk nomination) earned her four Tony Award nominations. For Six Degrees... she received an Obie Award and Drama League Award for Performance of the Year, as well as an Olivier Award nomination when she performed the play in London. When she recreated her Six Degrees... role for film, she was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Other film credits include Bright Young Things, Must Love Dogs, The Business of Strangers (AFI Film Award nomination), Where the Heart Is, Practical Magic, Twilight, The First Wives' Club, Smoke (SAG nomination), Moll Flanders, Heartburn, Grease (People's Choice Award), Isn't She Great?, Sparkle, and Multiple Sarcasms.  In 2002, Ms. Channing won two Emmy Awards for her roles as First Lady Abby Bartlet on NBC’s “The West Wing,” and for the role of Judy Shepard in “The Matthew Shepard Story,” for which she also received a Screen Actors Guild Award.  She received a 2005 Daytime Emmy Award for her role in “Jack”. 

John Larroquette is currently appearing onstage in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and recently starred as J.B. Biggley in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011 Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Award nom.). He was previously seen in the Off-Broadway production of Oliver Parker! written by Elizabeth Meriwether. Past stage appearances include Neil Simon's Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple at the Geffen Playhouse and Happy Jack written by two-time BAFTA winner John Godber.   Larroquette is a five-time Emmy Award-winning actor, best known as Assistant District Attorney Dan Fielding on NBC's "Night Court," which earned him four consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He also starred in the NBC comedy series "The John Larroquette Show," was a series regular on "Boston Legal" and won his fifth Emmy Award for a guest-starring role on "The Practice."

The Drama League recently announced the 2012 recipients for Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in the Theatre, as follows:  eight-time Academy Award-winner, theatre and movie composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Leap of Faith, Sister Act) will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in recognition of his contribution to the musical theatre;  stage, television and movie star Rosie O’Donnell (Fiddler on the Roof, Suessical, Grease) will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for her continuing efforts in promoting live theatre;  and Drama League Directors Project alum Diane Paulus, the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., the director of the Broadway production of  The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and a Tony nominee for Hair, will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (formerly named the Julia Hansen Award).

The Drama League Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award will be announced on Tuesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi’s and will be streamed live online at  BroadwayWorld.com. 

The 78th Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon includes cocktail reception, luncheon, and awards presentation. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 18, 2012

For more information about the Drama League Awards, please call (212) 244-9494 ext 27, or e-mail events@dramaleague.org, or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org.

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League Awards Eligibility Committee recently determined that productions transferring from Off-Broadway to Broadway, or vice versa, in successive years are now eligible for consideration in both seasons. 

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theatre legends such as Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, and Christopher Plummer.

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andy@theandygram.com (Andrew C. McGibbon) 2011-12 Theatre Season Press Releases Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:04:38 -0400
Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant to Announce 77th Annual Drama League Awards Mon, Apr 25 http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2010-11-theatre-press-releases/Norbert-Leo-Butz-and-Kathleen-Chalfant-to-Announce-77th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Mon-Apr-25.html http://theandygram.com/broadway-press-release-retweet/2010-11-theatre-press-releases/Norbert-Leo-Butz-and-Kathleen-Chalfant-to-Announce-77th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-Mon-Apr-25.html

NORBERT LEO BUTZ   AND   KATHLEEN CHALFANT

 

TO ANNOUNCE THE NOMINATIONS

FOR

THE 77TH ANNUAL

 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS
AT A 10:30 A.M. BREAKFAST RECEPTION ON MONDAY, APRIL 25
AT SD26 RESTAURANT IN THE FLATIRON DISTRICT
 
LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT
TO BE STREAMED ON BROADWAYWORLD.COM

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that on Monday, April 25, 2011, Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant (both previous winners of The Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award) will announce the nominations for The 77th Annual Drama League Awards.

The announcement will take place at a 10:30 a.m. breakfast reception at SD26 Restaurant, located in the heart of the Flatiron District at 19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Aves.).  Live video coverage of the nominations announcement will be streamed on BroadwayWorld.com at 11 a.m.

Mr. Butz and Ms. Chalfant will announce nominations for The Drama League's five annual competitive awards, including Distinguished Production of Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award.

The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is set for Friday, May 20, 2011 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway). The event will be hosted by Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner, who returns to Broadway this spring in Matthew Lombardo's new drama, High.

As previously announced, each year The Drama League awards three non-competitive Special Recognitions. This year, Whoopi Goldberg will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award, Liza Minnelli will be honored with the Distinguished Acheivement in Musical Theatre Award and Susan Stroman will receive the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing.

Long considered the theatre season's most festive award ceremony, The Drama League Awards pays tribute to the season's best performers by including the nominees of The Distinguished Performance Award on a dais.  The 77th Annual Drama League Awards dais will feature approximately 50 stars from the 2010-11 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

Tickets for The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon are now available by calling 212-244-9494.  

 

For more information, please visit www.dramaleague.org.

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The Drama League was founded in 1916 as an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to encouraging the finest in professional theatre.  The Drama League provides an unparalleled training program for emerging theatre artists through The Directors Project, which encourages and trains young talents while providing much-needed exposure and essential connections to the professional theatrical community. 

The Drama League's Audience Project is dedicated to building strong, passionate audiences for the American theatre, providing discounted tickets for its members to the best Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional productions across the United States while enhancing the theatergoer's understanding and experience of live theatre through its informative panels, luncheons and discussions with leading figures in the field. 

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