Watch The Drama League Awards Nominations Exclusively On BroadwayWorld- LIVE Now!
Tune in at 11AM to watch live!
Today is the day! Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, who both currently star in Waitress, will announce the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.
The announcement event takes place this morning, April 17, 2019 at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 4th Floor). Check back here at 11AM to watch live!
The nominations announcement kicks off a month of celebration leading up to the 85th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The Awards event includes a VIP cocktail reception, seated luncheon, and the awards presentation, and will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Times Square's Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway).
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements. The first Drama League Award was for Distinguished Performance, and was presented to Katharine Cornell in 1935. Since then, the Distinguished Performance Award has been accorded to a roster of theater legends such as Glenda Jackson, Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Mark Rylance, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Plummer, to name a few.
To purchase tickets to the Drama League Awards, visit www.dramaleague.org/events/awards; tables of ten are also available, as are ad spaces in the event journal. Want to cast your vote for the five competitive awards? Join The Drama League's membership program today at the Angel Level or above to access year-round benefits including voting privileges in the 2019 Drama League Awards.