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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside the 2011 Drama League Awards - Part 1

Winners of the 2010-11 Drama League Awards were presented at the 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Broadway Beat was on hand to speak to all of the evening's winners, nominees and attendees and takes you inside the event here.  Click below for Part 1 of their event coverage!

The 2011 Drama League winners are:

Distinguished Production of a Play - War Horse
Distinguished Production of a Musical - The Book of Mormon
Distinguished Revival of a Play - The Normal Heart
Distinguished Revival of a Musical - Anything Goes
Distinguished Performance Award - Mark Rylance for Jerusalem and La Bete

This year's awards presenters include Daniel Radcliffe, who presented the award for Distinguished Production of a Musical; Brian Bedford, who presented the award for Distinguished Production of a Play; Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, who presented the award for Distinguished Revival of a Play;Patina Miller, who presented the award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical; and James Earl Jones, who presented the Distinguished Performance Award.

For the non-competitive annual special recognitions, Douglas Aibel presented The Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing to Susan Stroman; Robin Williams presented the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award to Whoopi Goldberg; and John Kander presented the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award to Liza Minnelli.

In addition, seven past recipients of The Distinguished Performance Award were honored on the dais for their work this season. However, because an individual can only receive The Distinguished Performance Award once in his/her lifetime, they were ineligible for award consideration this year. Those past honorees are: Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can, Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities, Cherry Jones, Mrs. Warren's Profession, James Earl Jones, Driving Miss Daisy, Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Geoffrey Rush, The Diary of a Madman


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