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Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!

The Awards ceremony, hosted by Harvey Fierstein took place last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan Center! BroadwayWorld was updating the winners list live throughout the evening. Stay tuned for full coverage!

CLICK HERE for red carpet coverage Part 1!

CLICK HERE for red carpet coverage Part 2!

CLICK HERE for a look inside the press room!

This year, for the first time, a 90-minute Highlights Special of the Drama Desk Awards Ceremony will be televised nationally on OVATION, the national cable network dedicated to presenting creative arts programming to national TV audiences. The ceremony will be given two primetime broadcasts plus four other airings between June 4 and June 19, 2011.

Outstanding Play
Nick Stafford, War Horse

Outstanding Musical
The Book of Mormon

Outstanding Revival of a Play
The Normal Heart

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker With the Hat

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Frances McDormand, Good People

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me if You Can

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Outstanding Director of a Play
Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon

Outstanding Choreography
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes

Outstanding Music
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon

Outstanding Lyrics
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Adam Mathias, See Rock City & Other Destinations

Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon

Outstanding Music in a Play
Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher

Outstanding Revue
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway

Outstanding Set Design
Derek McLane, Anything Goes

Outstanding Costume Design
Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical

Outstanding Lighting Design
David Lander, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Brian Ronan, Anything Goes

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
ACME Sound Partners and Cricket S. Myers, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Outstanding Solo Performance
John Leguizamo, Ghetto Klown

Unique Theatrical Experience
Sleep No More

Outstanding Ensemble Performance Special Awards:

In Transit
The Normal Heart

Special Awards:

A.R. Gurney
Reed Birney
The New Group and Artistic Director Scott Elliott
The Pearl Theatre Company
The Creative Team of War Horse - Paul Constable, Marianne Elliott, 59 Productions, Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for Handspring Puppet Company, Tom Morris, Rae Smith, Christopher Shutt, Toby Sedgwick, Adrian Sutton and John Tams.

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony Opening at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Atmosphere

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark & Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark & Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Victoria Clark & Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
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Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Nominees...

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
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Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
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Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Nominees exit the stage

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Nominees exit the stage

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Nominees exit the stage

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Nominees exit the stage

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
The Orchestra

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Harvey Fierstein & Orchestra

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!
Atmosphere

Photo Coverage: 56th Drama Desk Awards Show Opening!



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