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BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 1!

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Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James.

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was there, and we bring you red carpet interviews with the evening's attendees below. Click below to check out Part 1! CLICK HERE to view Part 2.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of the evening's honorees! 

The awards were presented by award winning dramatists including Doug Wright and Rick Elice; legendary composers: Maury YestonWilliam Finn; directors Roger ReesAlex Timbers; designers Peggy Eisenhauer; orchestrators Jonathan TunickOskar Eustis, and Jenny Gersten; and performers Martha PlimptonJohn LarroquetteJulie Halston and Bernadette Peters

This year’s show featured performances by Miche BradenJessie MuellerKevin EarleyMarin Mazzie, and Molly Ranson from Drama Desk recognized productions including The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Death Takes a Holiday, and Carrie with a special performance by the Drama Desk winning cast of Newsical.

In keeping with the Drama Desk's mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2011-2012 New York theater season in the same competitive categories. The Board also decided to eliminate the category of Orchestrations.

The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. For more information, visit www.dramadeskawards.com.

Video shot and edited by Jonathan Frank

BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 1!
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