So Who Needs The Drama Anyway?

There was a lot of Drama going on last night in New York City. 
The Drama Desk Awards honoring Broadway, Off- Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions was held last night at 8p.m. at The Town Hall in New York City with host Laura Benanti.

Now if you couldn’t attend the precursor to the Tony Awards, The Drama Desk Award, which is often dubbed The Golden Globe of Theatre, was livestreamed courtesy of its hosts TheaterMania.

The off-Broadway Production Hamilton, walked away with an impressive total of seven awards. This Broadway bound musical received 13 nominations, the most of any production of the season. Walking away with the award for Outstanding Musical, the first time off-Broadway production has bested its Broadway competitors in this category… and this hasn’t happen since 1983. Unfortunately Hamilton is not eligible for a Tony Award nomination because it has yet to open on Broadway.

Another big winner of the evening… walking away with six awards was the production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, earning the top prize for Outstanding Play. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been nominated for six awards at the Tony Awards next Sunday, and this production is considered the front-runner for best play.

An American in Paris who received 12 nominations, walked away with four awards, including an award for its choreography. And receiving only 2 nominations, the production The King and I, walked away with the award for Best Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe in The King and I. Photo Credit: Broadway.com.Although The Drama Desk Award served as a decent gauge as we head to the Tony Awards, it is still hard to predict the outcome for next week’s winners. However many of the night’s honorees are also up for the Tony Awards… which may an indication of what’s to come.  Take a look at the complete list of the winners of the Drama Desk Awards below.
Outstanding Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Outstanding Musical
Hamilton

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
The King and I

Outstanding Revival of a Play
The Elephant Man

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Helen Mirren, The Audience


Outstanding Actor in a Play
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway


Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It With You

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, Something Rotten!

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Outstanding Director of a Play
Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
Outstanding Choreography
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Outstanding Music
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Outstanding Lyrics
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Outstanding Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, An American in Paris
Outstanding Music in a Play
Arthur Solari & Jane Shaw, Tamburlaine the Great

Outstanding Revue
Just Jim Dale
Outstanding Set Design
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
Outstanding Costume Design
Catherine Zuber, Gigi

Outstanding Lighting Design
Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Outstanding Projection Design 
Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
Ian Dickinson (for Autograph), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Outstanding Solo Performance
Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion

Unique Theatrical Experience
Queen of the Night
About the Writer Nerisa Eugenia Waterman

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Radio Co-Host for I-Netradio: (1) Author Interview and Book Review Series (2) Cooking with Nerisa (3) The Buddha Beat and (4) Current Affairs. I’m also a Foodie, Nichiren Buddhist, Fashionista, CookBook Reviewer, Book Blogger, Wine lover, and Coffee drinker who loves to travel the World. Check out my other blogs The Book Blog And Etc.Cooking and Fashion Blog…. And follow me on Goodreads.

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