The 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon was held on Friday May 19th, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. The event was hosted by Audra McDonald and Will Swenson.
The Drama League presented five competitive awards: Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the Distinguished Performance Award. For a list of previous winners, click here.
In addition to the five comptitive awards, the Drama League presented three special honors at the Annual Awards:
BETTE MIDLER: Award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater
BILL BERLONI: Award for Unique Contribution to the Theater
MICHAEL GREIF: The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
First awarded 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. The membership includes 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.
Resolution Life is the proud Lead Season Sponsor of The Drama League. The Drama League Awards Sponsors include Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of The Drama League, and MAC Cosmetics, the Official Make-Up Partner of The Drama League. We gratefully thank them for their support.
2017 Awards Sponsors
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