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AWARDS SEASON 2017: The Drama League Award Winners

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The Drama League Award winners have been announced and Dear Evan Hansen and it’s leading man, Ben Platt, and Hello, Dolly! and its leading lady, Bette Midler, took home the big prizes!

The next winners announcement will be the 2017 Drama Desk Award winners. Will Dear Evan Hansen win that, too, or will the Outstanding Musical prize go to Come From Away? We’ll just have to wait and see…Bookmark the awards pagesubscribe, like and follow BMH to stay in the know!

The 2017 Drama League Award Winners are:

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Dear Evan Hansen
Amélie, A New Musical
Anastasia
Bandstand
Come From Away
Groundhog Day
Hadestown
Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812
Ride The Cyclone
War Paint

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Oslo
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Caught
Everybody
If I Forget
Indecent
A Life
The Play That Goes Wrong
Sweat
Tell Hector I Miss Him
The Wolves

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Hello, Dolly!
Cats
Falsettos
Miss Saigon
Sunset Boulevard
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Sweet Charity

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Jitney
A Doll’s House/The Father
The Beauty Queen Of Leenane
The Little Foxes
Master Harold And The Boys
Othello
Present Laughter
The Price
Six Degrees Of Separation
Troilus And Cressida

Distinguished Performance Award
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812
Reed Birney, Man From Nebraska
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Ato Blankson-Wood, The Total Bent
Christian Borle, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Falsettos
Leon Addison Brown, Master Harold and the Boys
Kate Burton, Present Laughter
Daniel Craig, Othello
Johanna Day, Sweat
Marcia DeBonis, Small Mouth Sounds
Danny DeVito, The Price
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Carson Elrod, The Liar
Michael Emerson, Wakey Wakey
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Sutton Foster, Sweet Charity
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812
Gideon Glick, Significant Other
Harriet Harris, The Roads To Home
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Allison Janney, Six Degrees of Separation
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Sarah Jones, Sell/Buy/Date
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons
Kecia Lewis, Marie and Rosetta
Judith Light, All The Ways To Say I Love You
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
Simon McBurney, The Encounter
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Joe Morton, Turn Me Loose
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
Caroline O’Connor, Anastasia
Laura Osnes, Bandstand
Aisling O’Sullivan, The Beauty Queen of Leenane
David Hyde Pierce, A Life; Hello, Dolly!
Daniel Radcliffe, Privacy
Amy Ryan, Love, Love, Love
Nora Schell, Spamilton
Jeremy Secomb, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Anna Deveare Smith, Notes From The Field
John Douglas Thompson, Jitney; A Doll’s House/The Father
Kate Walsh, If I Forget
Michelle Wilson, Sweat

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.

Glenn Close, Sunset Boulevard
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Harvey Fierstein, Gently Down The Stream
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Mary-Louise Parker, Heisenberg
Live Schreiber, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
Bette Midler

Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Bill Berloni

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Michael Greif

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