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Photo Coverage: Drama League Red Carpet Fashion Bonanza - Patina Miller, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Cisely Tyson and More!

May 17
5:07 PM 2013

The Drama League announced today the winners for the 79th Annual Drama League Awards: Distinguished Production of a Musical, Kinky Boots; presented by Diane Paulus; Distinguished Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, presented by Pam MacKinnon; Distinguished Revival of a Musical, Pippin, presented by Alex Timbers; Distinguished Revival of a Play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, presented by Rachel Chavkin; Distinguished Performance, Nathan Lane, presented by Debra Messing at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted by Ms. Messing and David Hyde Pierce at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).

BroadwayWorld was there and brings you coverage of the red carpet arrivals below! Plus, click HERE for the full list of the 2013 honorees.

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members - specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. The first Drama League Award was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theatre legends such as Audra McDonald, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, and Christopher Plummer.

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Shalita Grant

Stephen Tyrone Williams

Rob McClure

Laura Osnes

Billy Porter

Brandon Victor Dixon

Stark Sands

Valisia LeKae

Valisia LeKae

Judith Ivey

Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford


Lindsay Mendez

Constantine Maroulis

Phillipa Soo

Tracee Chimo

Jessica Hecht

Judith Light, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams

Judith Light, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Kristine Nielsen

Judith Light

Ryan Silverman, Judy Kuhn

Bryan Terrell Clark, Charl Brown

Patina Miller

Patina Miller

Lauren Molina

Jason Tam

Lilla Crawford

Roslyn Ruff

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

Tommy Tune

Christiane Noll

Alan Cumming

Diane Paulus

Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper

Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper

Bebe Neuwirth

Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Patina Miller, Diane Pauulus, Andrea Martin

Tom Sturridge

Paul Rudd

Holland Taylor

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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