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Archive for Death Takes a Holiday

The 57th Drama Desk Awards

The 57th Drama Desk Awards took place on June 3, 2012 and we loved the live updates and conversations. Congratulations to all nominees and winners (winners appear in bold and are accompanied by a winner).

Are you elated or saddened by the Drama Desk results? Who do you think should have won?

Don’t forget – the Tony Awards are up next on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8 PM EST. We’ll be live TweetingFacebookingBlogging and updating The Broadway Musical Home and can’t wait to see the results. Join us!

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL
Bonnie & Clyde
Death Takes a Holiday
Leap of Faith
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
winnerOnce
Queen of the Mist

OUTSTANDING PLAY
Chinglish
The Big Meal
Unnatural Acts
Completeness
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
winnerTribes
The Lyons

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Carrie
Evita
winnerFollies
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
The Threepenny Opera

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
A Little Journey
winnerDeath of a Salesman
Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Lost in Yonkers
Richard III

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
winnerJames Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Hugh Dancy, Venus in Fur
Claybourne Elder, One Arm
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
Joseph Franchini, The Navigator
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Kevin Spacey, Richard III

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
winnerTracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow
Sanaa Lathan, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Jennifer Lim, Chinglish
Kim Martin-Cotten, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Carey Mulligan, Through a Glass Darkly
Joely Richardson, Side Effects

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
winnerDanny Burstein, Follies
Kevin Earley, Death Takes a Holiday
Raúl Esparza, Leap of Faith
Jeremy Jordan, Newsies
Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Ricky Martin, Evita

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Miche Braden, The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith
Jan Maxwell, Follies
winnerAudra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Bernadette Peters, Follies
Molly Ranson, Carrie

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bill Camp, Death of a Salesman
Jim Dale, The Road to Mecca
winnerTom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Bill Irwin, King Lear
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
Will Rogers, Unnatural Acts
Morgan Spector, Russian Transport

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Stephanie J. Block, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Anna Camp, All New People
Kimberly Hébert Gregory, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Lisa Joyce, The Ugly One
Joaquina Kalukango, Hurt Village
Angela Lansbury, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
winnerJudith Light, Other Desert Cities

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Matt Cavenaugh, Death Takes a Holiday
Michael Cerveris, Evita
winnerMichael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Patrick Page, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Andrew Samonsky, Queen of the Mist

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
winnerJudy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Marin Mazzie, Carrie
Jessie Mueller, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Elaine Paige, Follies
Sarah Sokolovic, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Melissa van der Schyff, Bonnie & Clyde

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Jo Bonney, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
David Cromer, Tribes
Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, These Seven Sicknesses
Sam Mendes, Richard III
winnerMike Nichols, Death of a Salesman
Tony Speciale, Unnatural Acts

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Ashley, Leap of Faith
Jack Cummings III, Queen of the Mist
Doug Hughes, Death Takes a Holiday
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Eric Schaeffer, Follies
winnerJohn Tiffany, Once

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Rob Ashford, Evita
Warren Carlyle, Follies
Breandán de Gallaí, Noctú
winnerChristopher Gattelli, Newsies
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Sergio Trujillo, Leap of Faith

OUTSTANDING MUSIC
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once
Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
Alan Menken, Leap of Faith
winnerAlan Menken, Newsies
Frank Wildhorn, Bonnie & Clyde
Maury Yeston, Death Takes a Holiday

OUTSTANDING LYRICS
Don Black, Bonnie & Clyde
Jack Feldman, Newsies
Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
winnerGlen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once
Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
Maury Yeston, Death Takes a Holiday

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Douglas Carter Beane, Lysistrata Jones
Janus Cercone and Warren Leight, Leap of Faith
winnerJoe DiPietro, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Joy Gregory, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Michael John LaChiusa, Queen of the Mist
Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone, Death Takes a Holiday

OUTSTANDING MUSIC IN A PLAY
Mark Bennett, An Iliad
Mark Bennett, Richard III
Tom Kitt, All’s Well That Ends Well
Gina Leishman, Septimus and Clarissa
winnerGrant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors
Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik, Carson McCullers Talks About Love

OUTSTANDING REVUE
Newsical the Musical: End of the World Edition
winnerThe Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
winnerJon Driscoll, Rob Howell and Paul Kieve, Ghost the Musical
David Gallo, The Mountaintop
Roger Hanna, A Little Journey
David Korins, Assistance
David Korins, Chinglish
Derek McLane, Follies

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
winnerGregg Barnes, Follies
ESosa, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
William Ivey Long, Lucky Guy
Jessica Pabst, She Kills Monsters
Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Catherine Zuber, Death Takes a Holiday

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Kevin Adams, Carrie
Neil Austin, Evita
David Lander, One Arm
winnerBrian MacDevitt, Death of a Salesman
Kenneth Posner, Death Takes a Holiday
Paul Pyant, Richard III

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN IN A MUSICAL
winnerAcme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jonathan Deans, Carrie
Clive Goodwin, Once
Kai Harada, Follies
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jon Weston, Death Takes a Holiday

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN IN A PLAY
Quentin Chiappetta/mediaNoise, The Navigator
Gregory Clarke, Misterman
Gareth Fry, Richard III
winnerJohn Gromada, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Stowe Nelson, Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War
Shane Rettig, She Kills Monsters

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Baba Brinkman, The Rap Guide to Evolution
Suli Holum, Chimera
Jeff Key, The Eyes of Babylon
winnerCillian Murphy, Misterman
Denis O’Hare, An Iliad
Stephen Spinella, An Iliad

UNIQUE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
Give Me Your Hand
winnerGob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
Noctú
The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Vol. 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays
The Ryan Case 1873
White

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS
Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Larry Hochman, Death Takes a Holiday
winnerMartin Lowe, Once
John McDaniel, Bonnie & Clyde
Michael Starobin, Queen of the Mist
Danny Troob, Newsies

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
winner The Cast of Sweet and Sad. Jon DeVries, Shuler Hensley, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, and J. Smith-Cameron are among New York’s best actors, who came together as one unforgettable stage family. Therefore, the individual cast members were not eligible for acting awards in the competitive categories.

SPECIAL AWARDS
Each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theater. For 2011-2012, these awards are:

winnerMary Testa: For over three decades, she has dazzled audiences with consistently outstanding work, including her tour-de-force performance in this season’s Queen of the Mist.

winnerNick Westrate: His versatility in Unnatural Acts, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Galileo was a highlight of the season.

winnerNew Victory Theatre: For providing enchanting, sophisticated children’s theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people.

winnerStephen Karam, the newly created Sam Norkin Off Broadway Award: The profoundly moving Sons of the Prophet confirmed his status as one of the most promising playwrights of his generation.

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