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Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James.

BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the starry arrivals and brings you Part 1 of the photo coverage below! CLICK HERE for Part 2 and CLICK HERE for a complete list of the evening's honorees and winners! 

The awards were presented by award winning dramatists including Doug Wright and Rick Elice; legendary composers: Maury YestonWilliam Finn; directors Roger ReesAlex Timbers; designers Peggy Eisenhauer; orchestrators Jonathan TunickOskar Eustis, and Jenny Gersten; and performers Martha PlimptonJohn LarroquetteJulie Halston and Bernadette Peters

This year’s show featured performances by Miche BradenJessie MuellerKevin EarleyMarin Mazzie, and Molly Ranson from Drama Desk recognized productions including The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Death Takes a Holiday, and Carrie with a special performance by the Drama Desk winning cast of Newsical.

In keeping with the Drama Desk's mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2011-2012 New York theater season in the same competitive categories. The Board also decided to eliminate the category of Orchestrations.

The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. For more information, visit www.dramadeskawards.com.

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Brooke Shields

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Brooke Shields

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Mary Testa

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Andrew Samonsky and Mary Testa

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
David Zippel and Karyl Lynn Burns

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Cara Francis and Christopher Loar

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Stephen Karam and Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Jack Cummings III, Andrew Samonsky, Mary Testa, Lori Feinman and Michael Starobin

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Miche Braden

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
John McDaniel

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Kathleen Johnson

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Robert R. Blume and Sonya Owczarek

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Sonya Owczarek, Robert R. Blume, Renee McCurry and Stephen Tyler Davis

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Grant Olding and guest

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Sanaa Lathan

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Baba Brinkman and guest

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Jean Doumanian, David Cromer and Tom Wirtshafter

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Julie Dale and Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Gareth Fry and guest

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Patrick Page

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Patrick Page and Paige Davis

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Bill Elliot

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Jennifer Lim

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Jennifer Lim and guest

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Maury Yeston, Larry Hockman and Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Donna Jarratt and Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Cynthia Harris and Scott Alan Evans

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Kim Martin-Cotten and Jim Sullivan

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Frank Wildhorn

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Frank Wildhorn and Carly Robyn Green

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Tony Marion

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Rob Ashford

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Judy Kaye

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Claybourne Elder

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Claybourne Elder and Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Kimberly Herbert Gregory

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Douglas Carter Beane and Guest

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Phillip Boykin and Felicia Boykin

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
ESosa

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Jerry Marsini, Tony Speciale, Joe Curnutte and Jess Burkle

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Suli Holum

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Joe Trentacosta and Suli Holum

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Nicky Silver

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Michael McGrath and Kathleen McGrath

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1
Nick Westrate

Photo Coverage: The 2012 Drama Desk Starry Arrivals Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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