THE 2019 WINNERS
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
THE WAVERLY GALLERY
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
KISS ME, KATE
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
The 85th Annual Drama League Awards was another wonderful celebration of both Broadway and off-Broadway theater! The event, which took place on May 17, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, was host to over 600 guests, among them fantastic artists, producers, creative teams, and theater-lovers.
This year’s ceremony culminated in the presentation of the five competitive awards and the three special honors. The latter were presented to three theater luminaries: Kelli O’Hara, who received the award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater; Taylor Mac, who received the award for Unique Contribution to the Theater; and Alex Timbers, who received The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing; which was presented to him by special guest John Mulaney. Learn more about these three exciting artists and why we are thrilled to honor them below!
Check out photos and posts from this year’s Awards Luncheon on our Facebook page!
The full list of Drama League Award winners and honorees in the event’s entire history, of whom the above shows and artists will now join the ranks, is available here.
Nominees for the five competitive categories were announced on April 17th, 2019 – check out all of the 2019 nominees by clicking here.
ABOUT THE DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS
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.
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