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Photos: Go Inside the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards

Winners included Jaquel Spivey, Matt Doyle, Joaquina Kalukango, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and more!

Just yesterday, Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton; The Color Purple; Girl5eva) hosted the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards at Sardi's. The full list of winners is available HERE!

Presenters included Charles Busch, Kerry Butler, Liz Callaway, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Max von Essen, Santino Fontana, Jessica Hecht, Brittney Johnson, Leslie Kritzer, Derek McLane, Heidi Schreck, Talia Suskauer, and Sanaz Toossi, with performances by the 2020 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Revival - Little Shop of Horrors, The cast of Harmony, and The Broadway Boys.

In keeping with the Drama Desk's mission, the nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway between July 2, 2021 and May 1, 2022 for this year's Awards. Only live performances were eligible - if performances were also available for streaming, 21 or more unique live performances were required.

The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater.

The 2021-2022 Drama Desk Nominating Committee is composed of: Martha Wade Steketee (Chair; freelance, UrbanExcavations.com), Peter Filichia (Broadway Radio), Kenji Fujishima (freelance: Theatermania), Juan Michael Porter II (TheBody.com; freelance: TDF Stages, Did They Like It?, New York Theatre Guide), Ayanna Prescod (freelance: Variety, New York Theatre Guide, Today Tix), Zachary Stewart (TheaterMania), and Diep Tran (freelance: Backstage, American Theatre, Broadway News, New York Theater Guide).

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Darius Harper, Nick Cartell, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jesse Nager, Kevin Scheuring, Anthony Festa

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Max von Essen

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Max von Essen

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Matthew Joslyn, Jeffrey LaHoste, Michael Hormel

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Mark William

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Mark William

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Richard Ridge

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Richard Ridge

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Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner

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Ari Groover, Kris Roberts, Cristina Rae

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Matt Doyle

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Matt Doyle

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Francis Benhamou

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Francis Benhamou

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Leslie Kritzer

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Leslie Kritzer

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Kerry Butler

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Kerry Butler

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Leslie Kritzer, Kerry Butler

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Leslie Kritzer, Kerry Butler

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Eric Peters, Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Steven Telsey, Blake Roman, Zal Owen

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Linda Armstrong

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Linda Armstrong

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Adam Rigg

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Adam Rigg

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Adam Rigg, Lileana Blain-Cruz

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Lileana Blain-Cruz

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Lileana Blain-Cruz

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James Ortiz

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James Ortiz

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Lileana Blain-Cruz, James Ortiz, Adam Rigg

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Lileana Blain-Cruz, James Ortiz, Adam Rigg

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Kristina Wong

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Kristina Wong

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Kristina Wong, Heidi Schreck

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Kristina Wong, Heidi Schreck

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Darius Harper, Anthony Festa, Jesse Nager, Kevin Scheuring, Nick Cartell

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Jennifer Moeller

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Jennifer Moeller

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Gabriella Slade

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Gabriella Slade

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David Brian Brown

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David Brian Brown

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Jessica Hecht

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Jessica Hecht

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Natasha Katz

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Natasha Katz

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David Barbour, Charles Wright

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David Barbour, Charles Wright

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Brittney Johnson

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Brittney Johnson

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Brittney Johnson, Talia Suskauer

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Talia Suskauer

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Dede Ayite

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Benjamin Pearcy

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Benjamin Pearcy

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Beowulf Boritt

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Benjamin Pearcy, Beowulf Boritt

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Derek McLane

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Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Anna Uzele, Samantha Pauly, Brittney Mack

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Adrianna Hicks

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Adrianna Hicks

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Andrea Macasaet

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Brittney Mack

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Samantha Pauly

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Anna Uzele

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Anna Uzele

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Marjan Neshat

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Marjan Neshat, Sanaz Toossi

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David Holcenberg, Jason Michael Webb

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David Holcenberg

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David Holcenberg

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Jason Michael Webb

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Toby Marlow

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Lucy Moss

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Lucy Moss

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Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow

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Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow

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Anna Uzele, Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow, Gabriella Slade, Samantha Pauly, Brittney Mack

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Condola Rashad

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Condola Rashad

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Condola Rashad

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Jaquel Spivey

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Jaquel Spivey

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Joaquina Kalukango

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Joaquina Kalukango

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Heather Christian

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Heather Christian

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Bruce Sussman

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Bruce Sussman

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Sean Bell, Steven Telsey, Danny Kornfeld, Bruce Sussman, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, Zal Owen

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Jocelyn Bioh

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Jocelyn Bioh

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Liz Callaway

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Liz Callaway

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Gelan Lambert, Chloe Davis, Garrett Coleman

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Gelan Lambert, Chloe Davis, Garrett Coleman

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Lynne Meadow, Charles Busch

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Joshua Harmon

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Joshua Harmon

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Marilu Henner, Jeffory Lawson, Renee Elise Goldsberry

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