NEW YORK CITY: The Drama League announced the winners of its eighth annual Drama League Awards, in a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. The awards recognize artistic achievement on and Off-Broadway.
Among the recipients were Hadestown and The Ferryman, and special prizes were given to Kelli O’Hara, Bryan Cranston, Alex Timbers, and Taylor Mac.
In addition to the awards, the Drama League has named its 2019 directing fellows: NJ Agwuna, Sharifa Elkady, Raz Golden, Chika Ike, Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly, Ismael Lara Jr., Amanda McRaven, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Ben Randle, Tai Thompson, Gabriel Torres, and Sophia Watt.
The Drama League Awards were first given in 1922, making them the oldest theatrical honors in the United States.
The complete winners list is below:
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
Music, lyrics, and book by Anaïs Mitchell
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Walter Kerr Theatre
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
Written by Jez Butterworth
Directed by Sam Mendes
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Kiss Me, Kate
Book by Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack; music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Directed by Scott Ellis
Roundabout Theatre Company
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
The Waverly Gallery
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
John Golden Theatre
DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE
FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING
UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE