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Photo Coverage: Drama Desk Awards Press Room & After-Party

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The 52nd Annual Drama Desk Awards were presented on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 9:00 PM, at the F.H. LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center, 100 Amsterdam Avenue.  The glamorous VIP Reception took place at the China Grill.

Past Drama Desk winner Kristin Chenoweth—who was nominated for her performance in The Apple Tree—hosted the ceremony.  Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia was awarded Outstanding Play, with Spring Awakening chosen Outstanding Musical, Journey's End Outstanding Revival of a Play and Company Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

In keeping with the Drama Desk's unique mission, the nominators considered theatrical events that opened on Broadway, off Broadway and off-off Broadway during the 2006/2007 season in the same competitive categories. Deliberations by the nominators culminated in a marathon weekend session at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, which ended Monday afternoon, April 23. The nominators included: Chairperson Barbara Siegel, TalkinBroadway.com and TheaterMania.com; Glenda Frank, Plays International and nytheatre-wire.com; Tony Phillips, New York Press; Andrew Propst, Americantheaterweb.com and XM Satellite Radio; Richard Ridge, Broadway Beat TV; and Drama Desk President William Wolf, Wolfentertainmentguide.com.

Abrams Gentile Entertainment and Russ Berrie, the creators of Shining Stars, sponsored the ceremony, as well as Production Resource Group and Sound Associates.  Each Drama Desk nominees and presenters were given their own Shining Star™ plush figure that they were able to name and take with them at the end of the evening.  Receptions were sponsored by Arte Café, Russian Tea Room, China Grill, and the NY Friars Club. Additional food and beverages were provided by Grey Goose Vodka, Peroni Beer, Tony's Di Napoli, Hawaiian Tropic Restaurant. and  Wines by Lubov Galleries. In-kind and media sponsors included Hit Show Club, Federico Salon, Variety and ARRIVE Magazine (on Amtrak). Software Pronto is the Manager/Host of the official Drama Desk website. Transportation was provided by Gray Line NY Sightseeing.  

For a complete list of Drama Desk Award-winners, visit this link.  Visit www.dramadesk.org for more information.

Press Room


Hawaiian Tropic Girls


Andy Blankenbuehler


Jonathan Tunick and Mary-Mitchell Campbell


Rupert Holmes


Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater


Mark Bennett


Austin Pendleton


Jack Cummings


Zalmen Mlotek


John Kander


Robert R. Blume and John Kander

 
Catherine Zuber


Kathryn Faughnan, Ashley Brown and Matthew Gumley


Ashley Brown, Kathryn Faughnan and Matthew Gumley


Brian MacDevitt, Natasha Katz and Kenneth Posner


Jack O'Brien


Michael Mayer


Ryan Young, Suli Holum and T. Ryder Smith


The cast of "In The Heights"


Remy Zaken, Lilli Cooper and Phoebe Strole


Robin DeJesus and Priscilla Lopez


Christopher Jackson


Vanessa Redgrave


Bruce Dimpflmaier and Jim Dale


Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber


Martha Plimpton


Les Schecter and Martha Plimpton


Robert R. Blume and Martha Plimpton


Gavin Lee


Gavin Lee


Boyd Gaines and Debra Monk


Frank Langella


Raul Esparza


Raul Esparza


Raul Esparza


Audra McDonald


Donna Murphy and Audra McDonald


Robert R. Blume and Raul Esparza


Donna Murphy 


Donna Murphy 


Eve Best


Donna Murphy, Raul Esparza and Audra McDonald


Mark Routh, Tom Viertel, Raul Esparza and Darren Bagert


Ellis Nassour and Vanessa Redgrave

After-party


Richie Ridge, Jonathan Groff, Preston Ridge


Mandy Gonzalez and Christopher Jackson


Laura Bell Bundy, Austin Peck, Emily Harvey and Gavin Lee


Preston Ridge, Laura Bell Bundy and Richie Ridge


Rick McKay and Laura Bell Bundy


Matt Cavenaugh and Yolanda Culler


Rick McKay and Jonathan Groff


Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Raul Esparza


Michael Mayer and Yolanda Culler


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Gallagher


Remy Zaken and Jonathan Groff


Kimberly Grigsby and Jonathan Groff


Gavin Lee


Preston Ridge, Gavin Lee and Richie Ridge


Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele


Jonathan Groff, Tamara Tunie and Lea Michele


Richie Ridge, Jonathan Gallagher and Preston Ridge


Raul Esparza


Preston Ridge, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele and Richie Ridge


Orfeh and Raul Esparza

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