Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics is an annual award presented by the Drama Desk, a committee of New York City theatre critics, writers, and editors. It honors the lyricists of musicals produced on Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and for legitimate not-for-profit theaters.
Tom Jones was honored for his lyrics for in 1961, it was not until the 15th Annual Drama Desk Awards in 1969 that a specific category for Outstanding Lyrics was created. The first recipient of the award was The Fantasticks Fred Ebb for . The following year there were two winners, Zorba Stephen Sondheim for and Company Bertolt Brecht for . In 1973, a single award for music and lyrics was presented to Sondheim for Mahagonny . The following year, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Score of a Musical was presented to A Little Night Music Al Carmines for The Faggot. In 1975, the award was renamed the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and was presented to Charlie Smalls for , and it was presented as such to The Wiz Edward Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch for in 1976. In 1977 it was given its present name. A Chorus Line
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^ Rosegg, Carol (20 May 2002). "Drama Desk Awards Announced; Goat, Metamorphoses Tie for Best Play, Millie Scores". Playbill . Retrieved 2 July 2013.
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