NEW YORK CITY: The Drama League has announced the winners of the 2017 Drama League Awards, which honors Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. The winners, all Broadway productions this year, were announced at the 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony in New York City on May 19. Dear Evan Hansen and Hello, Dolly! were the top winners.
In addition to the competitive categories, Bette Midler received the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award. The Unique Contribution to the Theater Award was given to Bill Berloni, and Michael Greif was honored with the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.
A complete list of winners is below.
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
Dear Evan Hansen
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE
FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
The awards, which were established in 1922, are selected by members of the Drama League.
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