Drama Desk Nominees- What It All Means for the 2014 Tony Awards!
Earlier today, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson Lopez and Fran Drescher announced nominations for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a chart that illustrates the number of Drama League nominees that were subsequently nominated for Tony Awards. Additionally, we calculated the percentage of eligible nominees that earned Tony Awards in the past seven years (discounting Off-Broadway nominations). Check out the chances that this year's DD nominees have at a Tony nod below!
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|Year||Eligible DD Nominees That
Earned Tony Nominations
|2013||50 of 75||67%|
|2012||46 of 74||62%|
|2011||52 of 75||69%|
|2010||51 of 85||60%|
|2009||52 of 89||58%|
|2008||49 of 83||59%|
|2007||55 of 86||64%|
Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ("The Sound of Music Live!", Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater, without any vested interest in the results. For this reason, Drama Desk