Michael Urie hosted the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall in Manhattan tonight. The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.
The ceremony featured musical performances from four shows produced during the 2016-2017 New York theatre season including Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Jenn Colella (Come from Away), Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit), and the cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.
Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton) performed “For All We Know” during the In Memoriam tribute.
Congrats to all the winners.
Oslo, by J. T. Rogers, Lincoln Center Theatre
Come From Away
Outstanding Revival of a Play
Jitney, Manhattan Theatre Club
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Danny DeVito, The Price, Roundabout Theatre Company
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes, Manhattan Theatre Club
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Outstanding Director of a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney, Manhattan Theatre Club
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
David Cromer, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Outstanding Music in a Play
Bill Sims Jr., Jitney, Manhattan Theatre Club
Life Is for Living: Conversations With Coward, 59E59
Outstanding Set Design for a Play
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes, Manhattan Theatre Club
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Catherine Zuber, War Paint
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent, Vineyard Theatre
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Outstanding Projection Design
Aaron Rhyne, Anastasia
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, The Encounter
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Nicholas Pope, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Outstanding Wig and Hair
David Brian Brown, War Paint
Outstanding Solo Performance
Ed Dixon, Georgie: My Adventures With George Rose
Unique Theatrical Experience
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland
Outstanding Fight Choreography
U. Jonathan Toppo, Sweat, The Public Theatre
David Ives, The Liar, Classic Stage Company
Outstanding Puppet Design
Basil Twist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm: The superbly talented cast of Sarah DeLappe’s debut play -Mia Barron, Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila, Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, Lauren Patten, and Susannah Perkins-jelled as one, proving that team spirit is just a alive on the stage as it is on the soccer field.
Special Award to Phil LaDuca: Proving that character comes from the ground up, the designer’s innovative flexible dance shoe ensures that hoofers on any stage remain on point.
Sam Norkin Award: Lila Neugebauer: During a season that saw her helm the original works The Antipodes, Everybody, Miles for Mary, and The Wolves, and resurrect the works of esteemed playwrights Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes, and Adrienne Kennedy in Signature Plays, director Lila Neugebauer has shown that her dauntless insight into the human condition knows no bounds.
The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theater.
The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics’ organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions in the same categories.
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