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Paddy Considine, center, headlines the British and Irish cast of the "The Ferryman" on Broadway. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Paddy Considine, center, and the Broadway cast of "The Ferryman." (Photo by Joan Marcus)

‘Ferryman,’ ‘Hadestown,’ and ‘Tootsie’ Among Drama Desk Winners

At the 2019 ceremony honoring Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway, the biggest winners were Broadway shows.

NEW YORK CITY: The 64th annual Drama Desk Awards was held at the Town Hall on June 2. The awards recognizes Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway during the 2018-2019 New York theatre season in the same competitive categories. The biggest winners of the night, with four awards each, were The FerrymanHadestown, and Tootsie, all currently running on Broadway.

The Drama Desks were founded in 1949 by New York Times arts reporter Sam Zolotow, Edith Oliver of The New Yorker, and New York Post critic Vernon Rice, among others.

The complete winners list is below:

Outstanding Play
The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth

Outstanding Musical
The Prom
Composer: Matthew Sklar
Lyricist: Chad Beguelin
Book: Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin

Outstanding Revival of a Play
The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Fiddler on the Roof, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Off-Broadway

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Jay O. Sanders, Uncle Vanya

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Tom Glynn-Carney, The Ferryman

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill A Mockingbird

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
André De Shields, Hadestown

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Outstanding Director of a Play
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Outstanding Choreography
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me Kate

Outstanding Music
David Yazbek, Tootsie

Outstanding Lyrics
David Yazbek, Tootsie

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Robert Horn, Tootsie

Outstanding Orchestrations
Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Outstanding Music in a Play
Jason Michael Webb and Fitz Patton, Choir Boy

Outstanding Set Design of a Play
Matt Saunders, Daddy

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
David Korins, Beetlejuice

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Amith Chandrashaker, Boesman and Lena

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Bradley King, Hadestown

Outstanding Projection Design
Peter England, King Kong

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
Nick Powell, The Ferryman

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Outstanding Wig and Hair Design
Charles G. LaPointe, The Cher Show

Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia, The New One

Unique Theatrical Experience
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Theater Latté Da/Laura Little Theatrical Productions / Sheen Center

Outstanding Fight Choreography
Claire Warden, Slave Play

Outstanding Puppet Design
Sonny Tilders, King Kong

Special Awards

Ensemble Award
Dance Nation, Playwrights Horizons: Purva Bedi, Eboni Booth, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Dina Shihabi, Ellen Maddow, Christina Rouner, Thomas Jay Ryan, Lucy Taylor, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.

Sam Norkin Award
Montana Levi Blanco
Mia Katigbak
Repertorio Español

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