AWARDS SEASON 2015: Drama League Award Winners

Photo by Annie Leibovitz
Photo by Annie Leibovitz

The Drama League Award winners were announced today and An American in Paris and The King and I again took home the pretty statues. Not that these shows need any help from awards committees to sell. An American in Paris already has 10 million in advance sales, and The King and I has extended its run indefinitely.

Only two more awards remain – the Drama Desk Awards on May 31 and the Tony Awards on June 7. Will these shows continue their perfect runs? Or will they only have claimed the smaller prizes and miss out on the big ones? Stay tuned and follow all of the awards coverage as we live blogtweetfacebook or view a summary of all things awards at The Broadway Musical Home.

Here are all the nominees. Winners are marked with a *.

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
WinnerAn American in Paris
Finding Neverland
Fun Home
Ghost Quartet
It Shoulda Been You
Something Rotten!
The Visit

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
WinnerThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Audience
Between Riverside and Crazy
Hand to God
An Octoroon
Punk Rock
Scenes from a Marriage
Wolf Hall, Parts One & Two

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
WinnerThe King and I
Into the Woods
On the Town
On The Twentieth Century

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
WinnerYou Can’t Take It with You
Big Love
The Elephant Man
The Heidi Chronicles
The Iceman Cometh
It’s Only a Play
Tamburlaine, Parts I and II
This Is Our Youth

Distinguished Performance Award
WinnerChita Rivera, The Visit
Usman Ally, The Invisible Hand
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
Steven Boyer, Hand to God
Sterling K. Brown, Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Kristin Chenoweth, On The Twentieth Century
Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
Jim Dale, Just Jim Dale
Tyne Daly, It Shoulda Been You
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
Renee Fleming, Living on Love
Kelsey Grammer, Finding Neverland
Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy
Lisa Howard, It Shoulda Been You
Brian D’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Big Love
Cush Jumbo, Josephine and I, The River
Andy Karl, On The Twentieth Century
Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
Lesley Manville, Ghosts
Jan Maxwell, The City of Conversation
Richard McCabe, The Audience
Rob McClure, Honeymoon in Vegas
Ewan McGregor, The Real Thing
Ben Miles, Wolf Hall, Parts One & Two
Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Helen Mirren, The Audience
Matthew Morrison, Finding Neverland
Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan, Skylight
Tam Mutu, Doctor Zhivago
Bill Nighy, Skylight
Kelli O’Hara, The King and I
Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall, Parts One & Two
Bryce Pinkham, The Heidi Chronicles
Roger Rees, The Visit
Alexander Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Douglas Sills, Living on Love
John Douglas Thompson, Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, The Iceman Cometh
Julie White, Airline Highway
Ruth Wilson, Constellations
Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

The Drama League also wishes to acknowledge the previous recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award who appeared in New York productions this season. As the Award can only be won once in a performer’s lifetime, they are ineligible this season. Their exemplary work, however, is recognized and applauded.

Kathleen Chalfant, A Walk in the Woods
Stockard Channing, It’s Only A Play
Glenn Close, A Delicate Balance
Rosemary Harris, Indian Ink
Hugh Jackman, The River
Cherry Jones, When We Were Young and Unafraid
James Earl Jones, You Can’t Take It With You
Nathan Lane, The Iceman Cometh, It’s Only A Play
John Lithgow, A Delicate Balance, King Lear

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
WinnerJoel Grey

Unique Contribution to the Theatre
WinnerWNET: Neal Shapiro and David Horn

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
WinnerStephen Daldry

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