Drama League Awards



Save the Date!

Friday, May 17, 2019
Marriott Marquis Times Square

New York City



Mark your calendar! The Drama League Awards will celebrate the 2018-19 theater season of Broadway and off-Broadway productions on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway at 46th Street) in New York City beginning at 11:30am.

Each year at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, five competitive awards and three special honor are presented. For a complete list of productions and performers have won these awards so far in the event’s history, as well as all of our past honorees, click here.

Nominees for the five competitive categories will be announced on April 17th , 2019. These categories of distinction are Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the highly coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

The special honors will be presented to three theater luminaries at the Award Luncheon, to be announced in the coming months. The honors are The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, the award for Unique Contribution to the Theater, and the award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater.



First presented in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatrical awards chosen by the ENTIRE theatre community – specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and off-Broadway productions.  League members include award-winning actors, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, industry veterans, critics and dedicated audiences from across the nation.

At the height of the theatrical season each May, The Drama League Awards are presented in a star-studded luncheon ceremony. Lauded as “a wonderful, notoriously swanky affair” by Playbill and as “the best party on Broadway” by John Lithgow, the Awards Luncheon is considered by many to be the most intimate and friendly event of the awards season.

For questions about the event or to become a voting member, please call (212) 244-9494, Ext. 101.