Awards Season 2020: Drama League Award Winners

Danny Burstein in Moulin Rouge
Danny Burstein in Moulin Rouge. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The Drama League Award winners were announced tonight, which appears to mark the end of a very odd awards season…marked by delays, postponements with no end in sight, show closing notices, living room celebrations and more free online performances than anyone has had time to watch.

Those who were recognized this year deserve every ounce of praise, and when the stars, producers, directors and technicians finally do return to the boards, it’ll be with a more conscious, anti-racist, and human-centric approach that’ll we think will the work even more wonderful than it had been before.

Thanks for joining us for another year, and we’ll see you on the other side!

All of the Drama League Award nominees appear below. Winners are marked by a star:

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Moulin Rouge!
Girl From the North Country
Jagged Little Pill
Octet
The Secret Life of Bees
Sing Street
Six
Soft Power
A Strange Loop
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
The Inheritance
Cambodian Rock Band
Dana H.
Grand Horizons
The Hot Wing King
The Michaels
Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow
One in Two
Sea Wall/A Life
Seared
Slave Play
Stew

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Little Shop of Horrors
Enter Laughing
Rock of Ages
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
West Side Story

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
A Soldier’s Play
Betrayal
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Fires in the Mirror
Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune
Judgment Day
Medea
Native Son
The Rose Tattoo
The Woman in Black

Distinguished Performance Award
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
David Acton, The Woman in Black
Jeffrey Bean, Dublin Carol
Ato Blankson-Wood, The Rolling Stone and Slave Play
Christian Borle, Little Shop of Horrors
Danielle Brooks, Much Ado About Nothing
Rose Byrne, Medea
Len Cariou, Harry Townsend’s Last Stand
Patrice Johnson Chevannes, runboyrun & In Old Age
Liza Colón-Zayas, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
Kate del Castillo, the way she spoke
Edmund Donovan, Greater Clements
Raúl Esparza, Seared
Francesca Faridany, The Half-Life of Marie Curie
Halley Feiffer, The Pain of My Belligerence
Danyel Fulton, Broadbend, Arkansas
Annie Golden, Broadway Bounty Hunter
Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Where We Stand
David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play
Jonathan Groff, Little Shop of Horrors
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance
Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens
Galen Ryan Kane, Native Son
Brittney Mack, Six
April Matthis, Toni Stone
Susannah Millonzi, The Crucible
Kate Mulgrew, The Half-Life of Marie Curie
Joe Ngo, Cambodian Rock Band
Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.
Brenock O’Connor, Sing Street
Okwui Okpokwasili, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge!
Larry Owens, A Strange Loop
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
Chris Perfetti, Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow
Ben Porter, The Woman in Black
Isaac Powell, West Side Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Height of the Storm
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
Michael Shannon, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Marisa Tomei, The Rose Tattoo
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play
Michael Urie, Grand Horizons
Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Michael Benjamin Washington, Fires in the Mirror
Portia, Stew

The Drama League also acknowledges previous recipients 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 again.

Harvey Fierstein, Bella Bella
Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Marianne Elliott

Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Terrence McNally

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