Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards!
Just last night, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, "Ugly Betty") hosted the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last night, June 5, 2016 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals below!
In keeping with Drama Desk's mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2015-2016 New York Theater season in the same competitive categories.
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. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics' organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions in the same categories.
The 2015-2016 Board of Directors of the Drama Desk is composed of: Charles Wright (A+E Networks), President; Richard Ridge (BroadwayWorld.com), 1st Vice President and Secretary; Lauren Yarger (Manchester Journal-Inquirer, reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com), 2nd Vice President; Edward Karam (offoffonline.com), Treasurer; David Barbour (Lighting&Sound America), Chair, Awards Nominating Committee; Leslie (Hoban) Blake (Two on the Aisle/MNN/YouTube/Daily Motion), Historian; Arlene Epstein (Richner Communications/South Shore Record, liherald.com); Elysa Gardner (USA Today); Isa Goldberg (East Hampton Independent, Southampton Press); John Istel (Managing editor, DramaDesk.org; freelance arts editor and journalist); David Kaufman (author,Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin); Andy Lefkowitz (TheaterMania); William Wolf (Adjunct professor, NYU, WolfEntertainmentGuide.com)
CLICK HERE for a full list of winners!
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Riccardo Hernandez and Son
Jason Hayes and Husband
Cast Members of Southern Comfort
Tim Pigott-Smith and wife
A.J. Shively with his Mother
David Furr and wife
Saycon Sengbloh and Shayn Powell
Steven Purdy and Kendall Purdy
Nevin Steinberg and guest