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Monday, June 5, 2017

And the Drama Desk Award goes to Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! (of course)

The 62nd 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 Michael Urie as the host. Below is a complete list of the winners (with my winning predictions in pink) as well as's webcast of the ceremony.

Outstanding Play: Oslo

Outstanding Musical: Come From Away

Outstanding Revival of a Play: Jitney

Outstanding Revival of a Musical: Hello, Dolly!

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

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes

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

Outstanding Director of a Musical: A tie - Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, and David Cromer, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand

Outstanding Book of a Musical: Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away

Outstanding Music: David Yazbek, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Lyrics: David Yazbek, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Orchestrations: Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand

Outstanding Music in a Play: Bill Sims Jr., Jitney

Outstanding Revue: Life is for Living: Conversations with Coward

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

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical: Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play: Christopher Akerlind, Indecent

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

Outstanding Fight Choreography: U. Jonathan Toppo, Sweat

Outstanding Adaptation: David Ives, The Liar

Outstanding Puppet Design: Basil Twist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Special Awards:
Each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theater.

The Wolves – Special Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble
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 as alive on the stage as it is on the soccer field.

Lila Neugebauer – Sam Norkin Award
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, María Irene Fornés and Adrienne Kennedy in Signature Plays, director Lila Neugebauer has shown that her dauntless insight into the human condition knows no bounds.

Phil LaDuca – Special Drama Desk Award
Proving that character comes from the ground up, the designer's innovative flexible dance shoe ensures that hoofers on any stage remain on point.


mike/ said...

no "Dear Evan Hansen"? or was there a reason it was not eligible? it is a couple of years old. I'm dying to see it after hearing an extended interview with the cast with music included!

Marc Harshbarger said...

Dear Evan Hansen only received three Drama Desk nominations last year for its Off-Broadway run - Outstanding Lyrics (which it won), Featured Actress in a Musical and Projection Design. I am surprised that it didn't receive more.