Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
|Drama Desk Award
for Outstanding Actress
|Awarded for||Outstanding Actress in a Musical|
|Presented by||Drama Desk|
|Currently held by||Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple (2016)|
The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in 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. The awards were established in 1955, with acting awards being given without making distinctions between roles in plays and musicals, or actors and actresses. The new award categories were later created in the 1975 ceremony.
Winners and nominees
|Imelda de Martin||The Amorous Flea||Agnes|
|Dorothy Loudon||The Fig Leaves Are Falling||Lillian Stone ‡|
|Bernadette Peters||Dames at Sea||Ruby|
- Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical
- Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
- "Drama Desk Award for Actress in a Musical". Internet Broadway Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- 2002 New York Times article