Drama League Winners Announced!
Today the winners of this years Drama League awards were announced. The awards ceremony was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (Broadway and 46th Street) in the Broadway Ballroom.
And the winners are...
Distinguished Performance Award -- Patti LuPone
Distinguished Prod. of a Play -- AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Distinguished Prod. of a Musical -- A Catered Affair
Distinguished Revival of a Play -- MACBETH
Distinguished Revival of a Musical -- SOUTH PACIFIC
Christine Ebersole, who was honored with The Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award in 2006, presented this year's award. In addition, Patti LuPone (Gypsy) presented the award for Distinguished Production of a Musical and Christine Baranski (Boeing, Boeing) presented the award for Distinguished Production of a Play.
Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby) presented the award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Charles Busch (Die Mommie Die!) presented the award for Distinguished Revival of a Play.
For The Drama League's three annual specialty awards, producer Roger Berlind presented the award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre, former BAM Executive Director Harvey Lichtenstein presented the award for Unique Contribution to the Theatre and Lincoln Center Theatre Artistic Director Andre Bishop presented Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing.
The Drama League was founded in 1916 as an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to encouraging the finest in professional theatre, and has since developed into the theatre's premiere service organization.
The Drama League provides an unparalleled training program for emerging theatre artists through The Directors Project, which encourages and trains young talents while providing much-needed exposure and essential connections to the professional theatrical community.
The Drama League's Audience Project is dedicated to building strong, passionate audiences for the American theatre, providing discounted tickets for its members to the best Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional productions across the United States while enhancing the theatergoer's understanding and experience of live theatre through its informative panels, luncheons and discussions with leading figures in the field.