AWARDS SEASON 2019: Drama League Award Winners

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Kelli O’Hara as Lilli Vanessi and Will Chase as Fred Graham in “Kiss Me, Kate” at Studio 54. Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Hadestown and Kiss Me, Kate won the big prizes at the Drama League Awards. Straight play winners were The Ferryman and The Waverly Gallery, and Bryan Cranston won the performance award for his portrayal of Howard Beale in Network. Congrats to all!

Here was the full list of nominees

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Hadestown
Ain’t Too Proud
Be More Chill
Beetlejuice
The Cher Show
Head Over Heels
The Hello Girls
King Kong
The Prom
Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
Tootsie

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
The Ferryman
Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties
Dance Nation
Fairview
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
The House That Will Not Stand
The Jungle
The Lehman Trilogy
Network
Paradise Blue
Teenage Dick
To Kill a Mockingbird
What the Constitution Means to Me

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Kiss Me, Kate
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Carmen Jones
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
Oklahoma!
Ordinary Days

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
The Waverly Gallery
All My Sons
Boesman and Lena
Burn This
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Choir Boy
King Lear
Torch Song
Twelfth Night

Distinguished Performance Award
Bryan Cranston, Network
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Annette Bening, All My Sons
Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Our Lady of 121st Street
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Eboni Booth, Dance Nation
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Josh Charles, Straight White Men
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Jordan E. Cooper, Ain’t No Mo’
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jessica Frances Dukes, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
André De Shields, Hadestown
Adam Driver, Burn This
Edie Falco, The True
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
Harriett D. Foy, The House That Will Not Stand
Lynda Gravatt, The House That Will Not Stand and The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Ammar Haj Ahmad, The Jungle
Ethan Hawke, True West
Marin Ireland, Blue Ridge and Summer and Smoke
Zainab Jah, Boesman and Lena
Nikki M. James, Twelfth Night
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Leslie Kritzer, Beetlejuice
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Tracy Letts, All My Sons
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Bonnie Milligan, Head Over Heels
Gregg Mozgala, Teenage Dick
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud and Choir Boy
Carey Mulligan, Girls and Boys
Anika Noni Rose, Carmen Jones
Debra Jo Rupp, The Cake
Stacey Sargeant, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me
Steven Skybell, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
Keith Randolph Smith, Paradise Blue
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Michael Stuhlbarg, Socrates
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud
Ben Turner, The Jungle
Ana Villafañe, Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Kerry Washington, American Son
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear
BD Wong, The Great Leap

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

Stockard Channing, Apologia
Glenn Close, Mother of the Maid
Glenda Jackson, King Lear
Cherry Jones, The Lifespan of a Fact
Nathan Lane, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
John Lithgow, Hillary and Clinton
Stephen Rea, Cyprus Avenue

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
Kelli O’Hara

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Alex Timbers

Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Taylor Mac


Announcements coming up next:

  • May 23: Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony
  • June 2, 8 pm: Drama Desk Awards Ceremony
  • June 3: Theatre World Awards Ceremony
  • June 9, 8 pm: Tony Awards Ceremony

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