(via Scott Klein/Logan Metzler at Keith Sherman & Associates) WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Awards were presented Sunday, June 2nd at The Town Hall
(Sunday, June 2, 2019) – Winners for the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this evening at The Town Hall.
The 2019 Drama Desk Awards full list of winners is available below and will be available at www.DramaDeskAwards.com.
In keeping with Drama Desk’s mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 New York theater season in the same competitive categories.
About Drama Desk
The mission of the Drama Desk is to recognize outstanding achievement in New York theater and encourage discussion of issues significant to theater professionals. The organization accomplishes these goals by bestowing annual awards in more than 30 categories of theater arts and crafts, hosting the awards celebration, and presenting educational forums and panel discussions on theater topics.
The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 by New York Times arts reporter Sam Zolotow, Edith Oliver ofThe New Yorker, and New York Post critic Vernon Rice, among others. Six years later, after Rice’s untimely death, the organization initiated an award in his honor for outstanding achievement Off-Broadway. Subsequently expanded and renamed the Drama Desk Awards, they now recognize accomplishments on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway.
2019 DRAMA DESK WINNERS:
Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep
***The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth***
Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Usual Girls, by Ming Peiffer, Roundabout Theatre Company
What the Constitution Means to Me, by Heidi Schreck, New York Theatre Workshop andBroadway
Be More Chill
The Hello Girls, Prospect Theater Company
Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future, Ars Nova
Outstanding Revival of a Play
Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, Signature Theatre
Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts, National Asian American Theatre Company
Our Lady of 121st Street, Signature Theatre
Summer and Smoke, Classic Stage Company/Transport Group
***The Waverly Gallery***
Uncle Vanya, Hunter Theater Project
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Carmen Jones, Classic Stage Company
***Fiddler on the Roof, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Off-Broadway***
Kiss Me, Kate, Roundabout Theatre Company
Merrily We Roll Along, Fiasco Theater/Roundabout Theatre Companyc
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Bard Summerscape/St. Ann’s Warehouse andBroadway
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Jeff Biehl, Life Sucks
Edmund Donovan, Lewiston/Clarkston
Raúl Esparza, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Russell Harvard, I Was Most Alive With You
***Jay O. Sanders, Uncle Vanya***
Outstanding Actress in a Play
Midori Francis, Usual Girls
Zainab Jah, Boesman and Lena
***Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery***
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me
Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Andrew R. Butler, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
Damon Daunno, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
***Santino Fontana, Tootsie***
Steven Skybell, Fiddler on the Roof
Outstanding Actress in a Musical
***Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show***
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Rebecca Naomi Jones,Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Anika Noni Rose, Carmen Jones
Stacey Sargeant, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
Photos: The Ferryman; Thh Prom