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Drama League Award

The Drama League Awards, created in 1935, honor distinguished productions and performances both on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in addition to recognizing exemplary career achievements in theatre, musical theatre, and directing. Each May, the awards are presented by the Drama League of New York at the Annual Awards Luncheon with performers, directors, producers, and Drama League members in attendance. Katharine Cornell was the recipient of the first award in 1935, for Distinguished Performance.

Contents

  • The ceremony 1
  • Categories of awards 2
  • List of winners 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

The ceremony

The awards ceremony for the 2010–11 season was held on May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (New York City).[1] The awards ceremony for 2011–2012 was held on May 18, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, with Stockard Channing and John Larroquette as hosts.[2] The awards ceremony for the 2012–2013 season was held on May 17, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, with Debra Messing and David Hyde Pierce hosting.[3] The awards ceremony for the 2013–2014 season was held on May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, with host Jesse Tyler Ferguson.[4] The nominees for 2015 were announced on April 21, 2015 by Cherry Jones and Denis O'Hare; the awards ceremony was held on May 15, 2015.[5]

The current award statues are designed and made by New York firm, Society Awards.

Categories of awards

  • Outstanding Production of a Play
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play
  • Outstanding Revival of a Musical
  • Distinguished Performance

Additionally, an honorary award may be given in the following categories:

  • Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
  • Unique Contribution to the Theatre
  • The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing

List of winners

Winners 2014–2015

Source: Playbill.com[5]

Winners 2013–2014

Source: Playbill.com[4]

Winners 2012–2013

Source: Playbill.com[3]

Winners 2011–2012

Source: Playbill.com[2]

  • Other Desert Cities – Outstanding Production of a Play
  • Death of a Salesman – Outstanding Revival of a Play
  • Once – Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • Follies – Outstanding Revival of a Musical
  • Porgy and Bess – Distinguished Performance Award
  • Alan Menken – Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award
  • Rosie O'Donnell – Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award
  • Diane Paulus – The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (formerly the Julia Hansen Award)
Winners 2010–2011

Source: Playbill.com[1]

Winners 2009–2010

Source: Playbill.com[6]

Winners 2008–2009

Source:Playbill.com[7]

Winners 2007–2008

Source:Variety[8]

  • August: Osage County by Tracy Letts – Outstanding Production of a Play
  • A Catered Affair, Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music and Lyrics by John Bucchino – Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare – Outstanding Revival of a Play
  • South Pacific, Book by Joshua Logan and Oscar Hammerstein II, Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II – Outstanding Revival of a Musical
  • Patti LuPone for Gypsy – Distinguished Performance Award
  • Paul Gemignani – Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award
  • Bartlett Sher – Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
  • Ellen Stewart – Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Winners 2006–2007
Winners 2005–2006
Winners 2004–2005
Winners 2003–2004
  • I Am My Own Wife – Outstanding Production of a Play
  • Wicked – Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • Henry IV – Outstanding Revival of a Play
  • Assassins – Outstanding Revival of a Musical
  • Hugh Jackman – Distinguished Performance Award
  • Donna Murphy – Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
  • City Center Encores – Unique Contribution to the Theatre
  • George C. Wolfe – Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Winners 2002–2003
Winners 2001–2002
Winners 2000–2001
Winners 1999–2000
Winners 1998–1999
Winners 1997–1998
Winners 1996–1997
Winners 1995–1996
  • Seven Guitars – Outstanding Production of a Play
  • Rent – Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • A Delicate Balance – Outstanding Revival
  • Uta Hagen – Distinguished Performance Award
  • George C. Wolfe – Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
  • The 42nd Street Development Project, The New 42nd Street, The Walt Disney Company, Livent – Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Winners history

List of winners, 1935 through 2014.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. " 'Mormon', 'War Horse', 'Normal Heart', 'Anything Goes', Mark Rylance Win Drama League Awards" playbill.com, May 20, 2011
  2. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. " 'Other Desert Cities', 'Salesman', 'Follies', 'Once', Audra McDonald Are Drama League Winners" playbill.com, May 18, 2012
  3. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. " 'Kinky Boots', 'Pippin', 'Vanya and Sonia', 'Virginia 'Woolf? and More Win Drama League Awards" playbill.com, May 17, 2013
  4. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "80th Annual Drama League Award Winners Announced; Neil Patrick Harris Wins Distinguished Performance Honor" playbill.com, May 16, 2014
  5. ^ a b Gans, Andrew and Viagas, Robert. " 'An American in Paris', 'Curious Incident' and Chita Rivera Win Drama League Awards", playbill.com, May 15, 2015
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew."Sondheim, 'Red', 'Bridge', 'La Cage' and Molina Win Drama League Awards" playbill.com, May 21, 2010
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew.Billy, Carnage, Hair, Blithe and Rush Win Drama League Awards", playbill.com, May 15, 2009
  8. ^ Cox, Gordon. " 'Catered Affair' nabs League honor" Variety, May 16, 2008
  9. ^ "Awards History", dramaleague.org, accessed May 16, 2015.

External links

  • Official website
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