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Photo Coverage: Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced

April 28
1:39 PM 2005
On Thursday, April 28, 2005, at 10:00 AM Lynn Redgrave (currently starring in The Constant Wife) and Robert Goulet (currently starring in La Cage Aux Folles) announced the nominees for the 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards. The 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 22 will be hosted bu Harvey Fierstein. A two hour taped special of the ceremony will be broadcast in primetime on NYC TV 25 in New York on Wednesday, May 25, and Friday, May 27, from 8 to 10 PM, and on Thirteen/WNET on Sunday, May 29, from 12 noon to 2 PM.

Click here to see the full list of this year's nominees!


Broadway Beat's Richard Ridge (Nominating Committee), William Wolf (President), and Barbara Siegel (Nominating Committee)

Pat Follert (President, Drama League Board of Directors) and Tricia Walsh-Smith (Actress & Playwright)

Sam Norkin (Freelance Theatre Artist, Past Drama Desk President) and Backstage's David Sheward (Board of Directors, Nominating Committee)

Randie Levine-Miller (Executive Director), and Tricia Walsh-Smith

William Wolf, Tricia Walsh-Smith, Randie Levine-Miller, and Robert R. Blume (Executive Producer)

Robert R. Blume, Lynn Redgrave, and William Wolf

Lynn Redgrave, and Robert Goulet

William Wolf, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Goulet, Robert R. Blume, and Randie Levine-Miller

Tricia Walsh-Smith, Robert Goulet, and Lynn Redgrave

Robert R. Blume, Roy A. Somlyo (Executive Consultant), Julia Hansen, and William Wolf

Randie Levine-Miller

Robert R. Blume

William Wolf

Randie Levine-Miller, and Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet and Lynn Redgrave announce the nominees!

Lynn Redgrave

Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet thanking co-announcer Lynn Redgrave


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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.