Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
|Drama Desk Award for
Outstanding Actress in a Play
|Awarded for||Outstanding Actress in a Play|
|Presented by||Drama Desk|
|Currently held by||Jessica Lange for Long Day's Journey into Night (2016)|
The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play 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
- Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress
- Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
- "Drama Desk Award for Actress in a Play". Internet Broadway Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21.