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AWARDS SEASON 2016: Drama League Award Winners

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photo by Matthew Murphy

The Drama League Award winners are in and Hamilton grabbed the outstanding production award, plus one for creator/actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. (The show lost out to An American in Paris in last year when it played Off-Broadway, so the win has to feel like some sort of extra redemption for the creative team.) The winning revival was surprisingly not She Loves Me, which has been winning everywhere else, but rather The Color Purple. A sign of what’s to come with the remaining awards? We’ll just have to wait and see. Congrats to all winners!

UP NEXT: Drama Desk Award winners announced June 5.

Here’s the full list of Drama League Award nominees and winners:

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Hamilton
American Psycho
Bright Star
Dear Evan Hansen
Futurity
iOW@
On Your Feet!
School of Rock
Tuck Everlasting
Waitress

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
The Humans
10 Out of 12
Eclipsed
The Father
Gloria
Hir
King Charles III
Marjorie Prime
The Royale
Skeleton Crew

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
The Color Purple
Dames at Sea
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
A View from the Bridge
Awake and Sing
Blackbird
Cloud Nine
The Crucible
The Gin Game
Long Day’s Journey into Night
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Nosies Off
Sense and Sensibility

Distinguished Performance Award
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Nina Arianda, Fool for Love
Annaleigh Ashford, Sylvia
Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Reed Birney, The Humans
Alex Brightman, School of Rock
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Timothée Chalamet, Prodigal Son
Kelley Curran, The Dingdong
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Khris Davis, The Royale
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Georgia Engel, John
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully Committed
Lynda Gravatt, Skeleton Crew
Michael C. Hall, Lazarus
Anne Hathaway, Grounded
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Jackie Hoffman, Once Upon a Mattress
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Jennifer Hudson, The Color Purple
Marin Ireland, Ironbound
Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Tuck Everlasting
Leslie Kritzer, The Robber Bridegroom
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey into Night
Judith Light, Thérèse Raquin
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Kristine Nielsen, Hir
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible
Annette O’Toole, Southern Comfort
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Phylicia Rashad, Head of Passes
Sam Rockwell, Fool for Love
Thomas Jay Ryan, 10 Out of 12
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey into Night
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime and John
Mark Strong, A View from the Bridge
Cicely Tyson, The Gin Game
Michael Urie, Shows for Days
Ana Villafañe, On Your Feet!
Benjamin Walker, American Psycho
Nicola Walker, A View from the Bridge
Ben Whishaw, The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird

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.

James Earl Jones, The Gin Game
Patti LuPone, Shows For Days
Frank Langella, The Father
Mary-Louise Parker, Heisenberg
Mark Rylance, Nice Fish
Sam Waterston, The Tempest

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
Sheldon Harnick

Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Deaf West Theatre

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Ivo van Hove

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