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Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!

The Drama League announced yesterday, May 17th, 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 ladies from the red carpet arrivals below, including: Laura Osnes, Holland Taylor, Cisely Tyson, Andrea Martin, Shalita Grant, Kristine Nielsen, Cyndi Lauper, Vanessa Williams, Phillipa Soo, Patina Miller, Annaleigh Ashford, Lauren Molina, Valisia LeKae, Saycon Senbloh, Judy Kuhn, Jessica Hecht, Tracee Chimo, Judith Ivey, Chiristiane Noll, Diane Paulus, Bernadette Peters, Debra Messing, Lindsay Mendez, Judith Light and Roslyn Ruff!

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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Laura Osnes

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Holland Taylor

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Cicely Tyson

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Andrea Martin

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Shalita Grant

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Kristine Nielsen

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Cyndi Lauper

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Vanessa Williams

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Phillipa Soo

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Patina Miller

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Annaleigh Ashford

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Lauren Molina

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Valisia LeKae

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Phillipa Soo

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Saycon Senbloh

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Judy Kuhn

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Jessica Hecht

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Tracee Chimo

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Judith Ivey

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Christiane Noll

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Diane Paulus

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Cicely Tyson

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Lauren Molina

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Kristine Nielsen

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Vanessa Williams

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Patina Miller

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Bernadette Peters

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Bernadette Peters

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Debra Messing

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Debra Messing

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Annaleigh Ashford

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Shalita Grant

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Saycon Senbloh

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Laura Osnes

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Valisia LeKae

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Annaleigh Ashford

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Vanessa Williams

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Lindsay Mendez

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Bernadette Peters

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Phillipa Soo

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Andrea Martin

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Judith Light

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Roslyn Ruff

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Jessica Hecht

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Annaleigh Ashford

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Saycon Senbloh

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Judith Light, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Judith Light, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams

Photos: The Drama League Awards - The Ladies!
Bernadette Peters


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