Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Drama Desk Award
for Outstanding Book of a Musical
Awarded for Outstanding Book of a Musical
Location  United States
Presented by Drama Desk
Currently held by Robert L. Freedman for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014)
Official website DramaDesk.org

The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. For two years, in addition to the award for Outstanding Book, an award was presented to the writers of the Most Promising Book. Recipients of this honor were Melvin Van Peebles for Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death in 1972 and Ron House and Diz White for El Grande de Coco-Cola in 1973.

† - indicates the performance won the Tony Award
‡ - indicates the performance was also nominated for the Tony Award

Winners and nominees[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Writer Production
1970
George Furth Company
1971
Burt Shevelove No, No, Nanette
1972
John Guare and Mel Shapiro Two Gentlemen of Verona
1973
Hugh Wheeler A Little Night Music
1974
Hugh Wheeler Candide
1976
James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante A Chorus Line
Alfred Uhry The Robber Bridegroom
John Weidman Pacific Overtures
1977
Thomas Meehan Annie
1979
Hugh Wheeler Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

1980s[edit]

Year Writer Production
1984
James Lapine Sunday in the Park with George
Harvey Fierstein La Cage aux Folles
Garry Trudeau Doonesbury
1985
Jerry Colker Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down
1986
Rupert Holmes The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Marta Kauffman, Seth Friedman and David Crane Personals
Warren Leight Mayor
1987
L. Arthur Rose, Douglas Furber, Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent Me and My Girl
Barry Harman Olympus on My Mind
1988
James Lapine Into the Woods

1990s[edit]

Year Writer Production
1990
Larry Gelbart City of Angels
1991
Marsha Norman The Secret Garden
John Weidman Assassins
1992
George C. Wolfe Jelly's Last Jam
1994
James Lapine Passion
Michael John LaChiusa Hello Again
1995 N/A
1996
Jonathan Larson Rent
Graciela Daniele and Jim Lewis Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Laurence Klavan Bed and Sofa
Tina Landau Floyd Collins
John Weidman Big: the musical
1997 N/A
1998
Terrence McNally Ragtime
1999
Alfred Uhry Parade
William Finn and James Lapine A New Brain

2000s[edit]

Year Writer Production
2001
Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan The Producers
Kirsten Childs The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming Bat Boy: The Musical
Greg Kotis Urinetown
Terrence McNally The Full Monty
2002
John Lahr and Elaine Stritch Elaine Stritch at Liberty
John Guare Sweet Smell of Success
Jonathan Larson and David Auburn Tick, Tick... BOOM!
Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan Thoroughly Modern Millie
2003
Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan Hairspray
Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris Zanna, Don't!
Terrence McNally A Man of No Importance
Jeremy Sams and Didier Van Cauwelaert Amour
Jeff Whitty Avenue Q
2004
Winnie Holzman Wicked
Tony Kushner Caroline, or Change
2005
Rachel Sheinkin The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe Cam Jensen
Kevin Del Aguila Altar Boyz
Mark Harelik The Immigrant
Eric Idle Monty Python's Spamalot
Jeffrey Lane Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2006
Bob Martin and Don McKellar The Drowsy Chaperone
Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman Jersey Boys
Doug Wright Grey Gardens
2007
Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone Curtains
Scott Brown and Anthony King Gutenberg! The Musical!
Julian Fellowes Mary Poppins
Heather Hach Legally Blonde
Steven Sater Spring Awakening
Alfred Uhry LoveMusik
2008
Douglas Carter Beane Xanadu
Harvey Fierstein A Catered Affair
Ben Katchor The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt Adding Machine
Stew Passing Strange
Eric H. Weinberger Wanda's World
2009
Lee Hall Billy Elliot the Musical
Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis This Beautiful City
Joe DiPietro The Toxic Avenger
Brian Hill The Story of My Life
David Lindsay-Abaire Shrek the Musical
Patricia Resnick 9 to 5

2010s[edit]

Year Writer Production
2010
Alex Timbers Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Joe DiPietro Memphis
Joe Iconis Bloodsong of Love
Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott Everyday Rapture
David Thompson The Scottsboro Boys
David Zellnik Yank!
2011
Adam Mathias See Rock City and Other Destinations
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth In Transit
Iris Rainer Dart The People in the Picture
Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone The Book of Mormon
Michael Zam The Kid
2012
Joe DiPietro Nice Work If You Can Get It
Douglas Carter Beane Lysistrata Jones
Janus Cercone and Warren Leight Leap of Faith
Joy Gregory The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Michael John LaChiusa Queen of the Mist
Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone Death Takes a Holiday
2013
Dennis Kelly Matilda the Musical
Sybille Pearson Giant
Joseph Robinette A Christmas Story: The Musical
David Rossmer and Steve Rosen The Other Josh Cohen
Jeff Whitty Bring It On: The Musical
Doug Wright Hands on a Hardbody
2014
Robert L. Freedman A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Chad Beguelin Aladdin
Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Murder for Two
Lisa Kron Fun Home
Douglas McGrath Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Marsha Norman The Bridges of Madison County

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]