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Monday, June 2, 2014

And the Drama Desk Award goes to . . .



The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards - which honor outstanding achievements on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway - were presented last night at NYC's Town Hall with the lovely Laura Benanti as the host. Below is a complete list of the winners (with my winning predictions in pink) as well as TheaterMania.com's webcast of the ceremony, featuring red carpet interviews with Kelli O'Hara, Andy Karl, Audra McDonald and Sutton Foster. Presenters include Christian Borle, Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Billy Porter and the legendary Barbara Cook (who presents the awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Musical), and performers include Kyle Riabko (What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined), Jessie Mueller (Beauitful — The Carole King Musical) and Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County).



Outstanding Play: Robert Schenkkan, All the Way

Outstanding Musical: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Revival of a Play: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare's Globe Production)

Outstanding Revival of a Musical: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Outstanding Actor in a Play: Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Outstanding Actress in a Play: Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Jessie Mueller, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Reed Birney, Casa Valentina

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Anika Larsen, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical and Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Director of a Play: Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night

Outstanding Director of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Choreography: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

Outstanding Music: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Outstanding Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Book of a Musical: Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Orchestrations: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Outstanding Music in a Play: Nico Muhly, The Glass Menagerie

Outstanding Revue: After Midnight

Outstanding Set Design: Christopher Barreca, Rocky

Outstanding Costume Design: William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway

Outstanding Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind, Rocky

Outstanding Projection Design: Aaron Rhyne, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Brian Ronan, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play: Matt Tierney, Machinal

Outstanding Solo Performance: John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf

Unique Theatrical Experience: Cirkopolis

Special Awards:

Soho Rep for nearly four decades of artistic distinction, innovative production, and provocative play selection.

Veanne Cox for her ability to express the eccentricities, strengths, and vulnerabilities of a range of characters, and notably for her comedic flair as evidenced in this season’s The Old Friends and The Most Deserving.

Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, the Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Award, for his visionary directorial excellence. This season’s The Golden Dragon and The Mysteries exemplify his bold and strikingly original imagination.

The ensembles of Off-Broadway’s The Open House and Broadway’s The Realistic Joneses and to the creator of both plays, Will Eno, for two extraordinary casts and one impressively inventive playwright.

The Open House: Hannah Bos, Michael Countryman, Peter Friedman, Danny McCarthy and Carolyn McCormick

The Realistic Joneses: Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei

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