Drama League Award

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The Drama League Awards, created in 1935, honor distinguished productions and performances both on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in addition to recognizing exemplary career achievements in theatre, musical theatre, and directing. Each May, the awards are presented by the Drama League of New York at the Annual Awards Luncheon with performers, directors, producers, and Drama League members in attendance. Katharine Cornell was the recipient of the first award in 1935, for Distinguished Performance.

The awards ceremony for the 2010-11 season was held on May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (New York City).[1] The awards ceremony for 2011-2012 was held on May 18, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, with Stockard Channing and John Larroquette as hosts.[2] The awards ceremony for the 2012-2013 season was held on May 17, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, with Debra Messing and David Hyde Pierce hosting.[3] The awards ceremony for the 2013-2014 season was held on May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, with host Jesse Tyler Ferguson.[4]

Categories of awards[edit]

  • Distinguished Production of a Play
  • Distinguished Production of a Musical
  • Distinguished Revival of a Play
  • Distinguished Revival of a Musical
  • Distinguished Performance

Additionally, an honorary award may be given in the following categories:

  • Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
  • Unique Contribution to the Theatre
  • The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing

List of winners[edit]

Winners 2013-2014

Source: Playbill.com[4]

Winners 2012-2013

Source: Playbill.com[3]

Winners 2011-2012

Source: Playbill.com[2]

Winners 2010-2011

Source: Playbill.com[1]

Winners 2009-2010

Source: Playbill.com[5]

Winners 2008-2009

Source:Playbill.com[6]

Winners 2007-2008

Source:Variety[7]

  • August: Osage County by Tracy Letts - Distinguished Production of a Play
  • A Catered Affair, Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music and Lyrics by John Bucchino - Distinguished Production of a Musical
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Distinguished Revival of a Play
  • South Pacific, Book by Joshua Logan and Oscar Hammerstein II, Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II - Distinguished Revival of a Musical
  • Patti LuPone for Gypsy - Distinguished Performance Award
  • Paul Gemignani - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award
  • Bartlett Sher - Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing
  • Ellen Stewart - Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Winners 2006-2007
Winners 2005-2006
Winners 2004-2005

For the list of winners, 1935 through 2007, see http://dramaleague.org/events/awards/award-history.

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