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Photo Coverage: Drama Desk Award Winners

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The 51st Annual Drama Desk Awards were presented on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 9:00 PM, at the LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center.  The annual awards honor excellence in theater for Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the season.  

For the third consecutive year, Harvey Fierstein hosted the ceremony. The Drama Desk Awards were taped for television and subsequently broadcast nationwide as a two-hour special on PBS stations. In New York, the program will be shown on Thirteen/WNET on Monday, May 29 at 3:00 PM and on NYC-25 TV on Tuesday May 30 and Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 PM.

The Drowsy Chaperone was awarded Outstanding Musical, Awake and Sing! won Outstanding Revival of a Play, Sweeney Todd took Outstanding Revival of a Musical and The History Boys was awarded Best New Play. Visit this link for the complete list of winners. Visit www.dramadesk.org for more information on the Drama Desk Awards.


Don McKellar & Bob Martin (Drama Desk Award Winners for Outstanding Book of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone)
 


Barbara Cook (Drama Desk Presenter)


James Morgan and David McCoy (Board Chairman, York Theatre Company) received a Special Drama Desk Award for the York Theatre Company's vital contributions to theater


Sh-K-Boom and its label Ghostlight Records receive a Special Drama Desk Award for dedication
to the preservation of musical theater, Zan Sabini, Noah Cornman, Kurt Deutsch and Steve Norman



Deborah Gibson (Drama Desk Presenter)
 


Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison (Drama Desk Award Winners for
Outstanding Music along with Outstanding Lyrics, The Drowsy Chaperone)



Horton Foote (Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award)


Gregg Barnes (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Costume Design, The Drowsey Chaperone)


David Gallo (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Set Design of a Musical, The Drowsey Chaperone)


Kathleen Marshall (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Choreography, The Pajama Game)


John Doyle (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Director of a Musical, Sweeney Todd)


Les Schecter (Drama Desk Press Representive / L.S. Public Relations) and Paige Davis (Drama Desk Award Presenter)


The Cast of Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris -
Rodney Hicks, Gay Marshall, Robert Cuccioli, Natascia Diaz, with musical director Eric Svejcar



Robert Cuccioli and Natascia Diaz


Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, The cast of Awake and Sing!


Lauren Ambrose (Awake and Sing!) and Robert R. Blume (Drama Desk Executive Producer)


Pablo Schreiber (Awake and Sing!) and Lauren Ambrose


Lois Smith (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Actress in a Play, The Trip to Bountiful)
and Richard Griffiths (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Actor in a Play, The History Boys)
 


Samuel Barnett (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, The History Boys)
 


Jim Dale (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Threepenny Opera)


Beth Leavel (Drama Desk Award Winner for
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone)



Beth Leavel and Jim Dale


Ellis Nassour (Author, Columnnist and Member of the Drama Desk Excecutive Board) and Jim Dale


Kelli O'Hara (Drama Desk Nominee - Actress in a Musical, The Pajama Game)


Fran Drescher (Some Girl(s) and Drama Desk Presenter)


Fran Drescher and Kelli O'Hara


John Lloyd Young (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Jersey Boys)
 


Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Play, The History Boys


Christine Ebersole (Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Grey Gardens)


John Lloyd Young and Christine Ebersole


Creative Team and Producers of The Drowsy Chaperone - Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding Musical 

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Harry Connick Jr. - Drama Desk Nominee for Outstanding
Actor in a Musical, The Pajama Game, with wife Jill



Harry Connick Jr.


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