Drama League Awards Announced For Excellence in Theatre in New York City
On this past Friday May 20, 2016, the Drama League officially announced the winners of the 82nd annual awards at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel. The Drama League Awards pay honor to "outstanding" work in the New York theater.
This year's outstanding production for a Broadway musical went to Hamilton, the mega-hit show that is the talk of the town (actually the talk of the world right now). If you need tickets you may want to consider a call to my company Applause-Tickets as we have access to lots of ticket inventory.
Outstanding production of a play went to The Humans, a terrific new play which tells the story of the dysfunctions that go on in a family that travel from Pennsylvania to New York City to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their younger daughter. It's filled with lots of great humor but serious at the same time. I really enjoyed The Humans on Broadway. If you need access to The Humans tickets, my company Applause-Tickets can help with this one as well.
I thought you might want to see a list of the 82nd Annual Drama League Award nominees and winners so you'll find that just below with asterisks next to the names of the "winners".
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play A View from the Bridge Awake and Sing Blackbird Cloud Nine The Crucible The Gin Game Long Day’s Journey into Night A Midsummer Night’s Dream Nosies Off Sense and Sensibility
Distinguished Performance Award Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Nina Arianda, Fool for Love Annaleigh Ashford, Sylvia Laura Benanti, She Loves Me Reed Birney, The Humans Alex Brightman, School of Rock Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof Timothée Chalamet, Prodigal Son Kelley Curran, The Dingdong Carmen Cusack, Bright Star Jeff Daniels, Blackbird Khris Davis, The Royale Daveed Diggs, Hamilton Georgia Engel, John Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully Committed Lynda Gravatt, Skeleton Crew Michael C. Hall, Lazarus Anne Hathaway, Grounded Megan Hilty, Noises Off Jackie Hoffman, Once Upon a Mattress Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans Jennifer Hudson, The Color Purple Marin Ireland, Ironbound Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Tuck Everlasting Leslie Kritzer, The Robber Bridegroom Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey into Night Judith Light, Thérèse Raquin Zachary Levi, She Loves Me Jessie Mueller, Waitress Kristine Nielsen, Hir Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible Annette O’Toole, Southern Comfort Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen Phylicia Rashad, Head of Passes Sam Rockwell, Fool for Love Thomas Jay Ryan, 10 Out of 12 Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey into Night Jennifer Simard, Disaster! Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime and John Mark Strong, A View from the Bridge Cicely Tyson, The Gin Game Michael Urie, Shows for Days Ana Villafañe, On Your Feet! Benjamin Walker, American Psycho Nicola Walker, A View from the Bridge Ben Whishaw, The Crucible Michelle Williams, Blackbird
The Drama League also wishes to acknowledge the previous recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award who appeared in New York productions this season. As the Award can only be won once in a performer’s lifetime, they are ineligible this season. Their exemplary work, however, is recognized and applauded.
James Earl Jones, The Gin Game Patti LuPone, Shows For Days Frank Langella, The Father Mary-Louise Parker, Heisenberg Mark Rylance, Nice Fish Sam Waterston, The Tempest
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Sheldon Harnick
Unique Contribution to the Theatre Deaf West Theatre
Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Ivo van Hove
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