Drama Desk Awards Presented

 NEW YORK—Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced the evening of June l at the Town Hall in New York City.

Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and bring together critics and writers to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting the awards in 1955 and is the only critics organization to honor achievement among Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions in the same categories.

Winners for the 2013–2014 season are as follows:

Outstanding Play: Robert Schenkkan, All the Way

Outstanding Musical: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & 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 & Murder (tie)

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 & Murder (tie)

Outstanding Director of a Play: Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night

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

Outstanding Book of a Musical: Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & 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: The Musical

Outstanding Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind, Rocky

Outstanding Production Design: Aaron Rhyne, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & 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

There were also special awards given to various individuals and theater organizations, including Soho Rep, Veanne Cox, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (the Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Award), The Open House, The Realistic Joneses, and Will Eno.

Diana Barth publishes New Millennium, an arts publication. For information: www.diabarth@juno.com.

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