Nominierte für 80. Drama League Awards vorgestellt

Die Drama League hat die nominierten für die 80. Drama League Awards vorgestellt. Als herausragende Produktion eines Musicals am Broadway oder Off-Broadway sind »After Midnight«, »Aladdin«, »Beautiful: The Carole King Musical«, »The Bridges of Madison County«, »Bullets Over Broadway«, »Fun Home«, »A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder«, »Murder For Two« und »Rocky« nominiert, die Nominierten Revivals sind die Musicals »Hedwig and the Angry Inch«, » Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill«, »Les Misérables« und »Violet«. 53 Personen sind nominiert für den Distinguished Performance Award.
The-Drama-League-AwardWeitere Ehrungen erhalten Barbara Cook mit dem Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award, Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America: John Gore für Unique Contribution to the Theatre und der Founders Award for Excellence in Directing geht an John Tiffany.
Die Preisverleihung findest am 16. Mai ab 11.30 Uhr im Broadway Ballroom des Marriott Marquis Times Square statt.
Die Drama League Awards werden von den Mitgliedern der Drama League verliehen, einem Zuschauerverband der neben der Preisverleihung Nachwuchskünstler fördert und den Mitgliedern vergünstigte Tickets anbietet.
All That Fall

  • 59 East 59 Theatres
  • By Samuel Beckett
  • Directed by Trevor Nunn
  • 59E59 Theaters, Richard Darbourne Limited, Jermyn Street Theatre, producers

All The Way

  • Neil Simon Theatre
  • By Robert Schenkkan
  • Directed by Bill Rauch
  • Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, Gutterman Chernoff, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Will Trice, producers

Casa Valentina

  • Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
  • By Harvey Fierstein
  • Directed by Joe Mantello
  • Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer
  • By special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick M. Zollo, The Shubert Organization, producers


  • Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
  • By Bruce Norris
  • Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
  • Andre Bishop, Artistic Director; Adam Siegel, Managing Director; Hattie K. Jutagir, Executive Director of Development and Planning

Mothers and Sons

  • Golden Theatre
  • By Terrence McNally
  • Directed by Sheryl Kaller
  • Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner and Debbie Bisno, Barbara Freitag and Loraine Alterman Boyle, Hunter Arnold, Paul Boskind, Ken Davenport, LAMS Productions, Mark Lee and Ed Filipowski, Roberta Pereira/Brunish-Trinchero, Sanford Robertson, Tom Smedes & Peter Stern, Jack Thomas/Susan Dietz, producers

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

  • Playwrights Horizons
  • By Anne Washburn
  • Directed by Steve Cosson
  • Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director; Carol Fishman, General Manager

The Open House

  • Signature Theatre Company
  • By Will Eno
  • Directed by Oliver Butler
  • James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director

The Realistic Joneses

  • Lyceum Theatre
  • By Will Eno
  • Directed by Sam Gold
  • Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich, Susan Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Andy Sandberg, Scott M. Delman, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, CandyWendyJamie Productions, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Finn Moellenberg Productions, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jay Franke, Gesso Productions, Grimaldi Astrachan Hello Entertainment, Meg Herman, Mara Smigel Rutter Productions, KM-R&D, Will Trice, in association with Yale Repertory Theatre

After Midnight

  • Brooks Atkinson Theatre
  • Conceived by Jack Viertel
  • Directed by Warren Carlyle
  • Scott Sanders Productions, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Furman, Candy Spelling, Starry Night Entertainment, Hal Newman, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, James L. Nederlander, Robert K. Kraft, Catherine and Fred Adler, Robert Appel, Jeffrey Bolton, Scott M. Delman, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sandy Block, Carol Fineman, producers in association with Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Stephen and Ruth Hendel, and Tom Kirdahy


  • New Amsterdam Theatre
  • Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book and Additional Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
  • Directed by Casey Nicholaw
  • Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher, Director

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre
  • Book by Douglas McGrath, Music by Barry Mann and Carole King, Lyrics by Cynthia Weil and Gerry Goffin
  • Directed by Marc Bruni
  • Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish & Trinchero, Jeremiah J. Harris, producers

The Bridges of Madison County

  • Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
  • Book by Marsha Norman, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
  • Directed by Bartlett Sher
  • Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, Jerry Frankel, Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Michael DeSantis, Aaron Priest, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Glick Stuart, Scott M. Delman, Independent Presenters Network, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Caiola Productions, Remmel T. Dickinson, Ken Greiner, David Lancaster, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Will Trice, producers with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures and The Shubert Organization in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival

Bullets Over Broadway

  • St. James Theatre
  • Book by Woody Allen, Music Adaptation and Additional Lyrics by Glen Kelly
  • Directed by Susan Stroman
  • Letty Aronson, Julian Schlossberg, Edward Walson, Leroy Schector, Roy Furman, Broadway Across America, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Jacki Barlia Florin, Harold Newman and Jujamcyn Theaters, producers

Fun Home

  • The Public Theater
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
  • Directed by Sam Gold
  • Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder

  • Walter Kerr Theatre
  • Book and Lyrics by Robert L.  Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
  • Directed by Darko Tresnjak
  • Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Catherine and Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy, Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell, Michael T. Cohen/Joe Strola, Joseph and Carson Gleberman/William Megevick, Green State Productions, Robert Greenblatt, producers in association with Hartford Stage and The Old Globe

Murder For Two

  • Second Stage Theatre/New World Stages
  • Book and Music by Joe Kinosian, Book and Lyrics by Kellan Blair
  • Directed by Scott Schwartz
  • Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director; Christopher Burney, Associate Artistic Director; Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson, producers


  • Winter Garden Theatre
  • Book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
  • Directed by Alex Timbers
  • Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Shubert Organization, Kevin King-Templeton, James L. Nederlander and Terry Allen Kramer, Roy Furman, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Zane Tankel, Lucky Champions, Scott Delman, JFL Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Latitude Link, Waxman/Shin/Bergère, Lauren Stevens/Josh Goodman, producers

The Cripple of Inishmaan

  • Cort Theatre
  • By Martin McDonagh
  • Directed by Michael Grandage
  • Michael Grandage Company, Arielle Tepper Madover, L.T.D. Productions, Stacey Mindich, Starry Night Entertainment, Scott M. Delman, Martin McCallum, Stephanie P. McClelland, Zeilinger Productions and The Shubert Organization, producers

The Glass Menagerie

  • Booth Theatre
  • By Tennessee Williams
  • Directed by John Tiffany
  • Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr., Jerry Frankel, Lou Spisto/Lucky VIII, Infinity Stages, Scott M. Delman, Jam Theatricals, Mauro Taylor, Rebecca Gold, Michael Palitz, Charles E. Stone, Will Trice, Gfour Productions, producers

Good Person of Szechwan

  • The Public Theater
  • By Bertolt Brecht, translated by John Willett
  • Directed by Lear deBessonet
  • Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director; The Foundry Theatre

The Mutilated

  • The New Ohio Theatre
  • By Tennessee Williams
  • Directed by Cosmin Chivu
  • Beth Bartley Productions, Thomas Keith and New Ohio Theatre, Robert Lyons, Artistic Director

Of  Mice and Men

  • Longacre Theatre
  • By John Steinbeck
  • Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
  • David Binder, Kate Lear, Darren Bagert, Adam Zotovich, Latitude Link/Piedmont Productions, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Marc Turtletaub, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman, Marianne Mills/Jayne Baron Sherman, Martin Massman, Judy Kent/Wendy Knudsen, Kevin Niu, Michael Watt, and The Shubert Organization, producers

A Raisin in the Sun

  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre
  • By Lorraine Hansberry
  • Directed by Kenny Leon
  • Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Eli Bush, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Ruth Hendel, Sonia Friedman/Tulchin Bartner, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino, Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, producers

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

  • Belasco Theatre
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Tim Carroll
  • Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, Roger Berlind, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals, 1001 Nights Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Jane Bergère, Paula Marie Black, Rupert Gavin, Stephanie P. McClelland, Shakespeare’s Globe Centre USA, Max Cooper, Tanya Link Productions and Shakespeare Road, producers

Waiting For Godot

  • Cort Theatre
  • By Samuel Beckett
  • Directed by Sean Mathias
  • Stuart Thompson, Nomango Productions, Jon B. Platt, Elizabeth Williams/Jack M. Dalgleish, producers

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • Belasco Theatre
  • Book by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
  • Directed by Michael Mayer
  • David Binder, Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel, Saron Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall and The Shubert Organization, producers

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

  • Circle in the Square Theatre
  • by Lanie Robertson
  • Directed by Lonny Price
  • Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jessica Genick, Will Trice, Ronald Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Roger Berlind, Ken Grenier, Gabrielle Palitz, Irene Gandy, Gfour Productions, producers

Les Misérables

  • Imperial Theatre
  • Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
  • Original French Text by Alain Boubilil and Jean-Marc Natel
  • Directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell
  • Cameron Mackintosh, producer


  • Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
  • Directed by Leigh Silverman
  • Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director; Julia Levy, Executive Director

Das Revival Cabaret wurde nicht für The Drama League’s Outstanding Revival of a Musical zugelassen, da das letzte Revival des Stücks vom selben Produzenten bereits den Preis 1998 den Preis gewann. Die Mitwirkenden sind aber für Einzelauszeichnungen zugelassen.
Eine Person wird aus dieser Liste ausgezeichnet. Eine Person kann in ihrem Leben nur einmal den Distinguished Performance Award erhalten.

  • Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
  • Steven Boyer, Hand to God
  • Zach Braff, Bullets over Broadway
  • Arnie Burton, The Mystery of Irma Vep
  • Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
  • Nick Cordero, Bullets over Broadway
  • Bryan Cranston, All the Way
  • Alan Cumming, Cabaret
  • Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
  • Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin
  • Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina
  • Carson Elrod, The Heir Apparent
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, The Comedy of Errors
  • Sutton Foster, Violet
  • James Franco, Of Mice and Men
  • Peter Friedman, The Open House
  • Michael C. Hall, The Realistic Joneses
  • Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Joshua Henry, Violet
  • James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
  • LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
  • Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables
  • Andy Karl, Rocky
  • Adriane Lenox, After Midnight
  • Tracy Letts, The Realistic Joneses
  • Zachary Levi, First Date
  • Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
  • Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan
  • Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Idina Menzel, If/Then
  • Laurie Metcalf, Domesticated
  • Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men
  • Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
  • Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
  • Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County
  • Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy
  • Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie
  • Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson, How I Learned What I Learned
  • Margo Seibert, Rocky
  • Robert Sella, The Mystery of Irma Vep
  • Tony Shalhoub, Act One
  • Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
  • Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie
  • Patrick Stewart, Waiting for Godot
  • John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf
  • Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun
  • Michelle Williams, Cabaret 

Folgende Gewinner des Distinguished Performance Award aus den vergangenen Jahren werden von der The Drama League erwähnt und gewürdigt. Hätten Sie den Distinguished Performance Award nicht bereits gewonnen, wären sie nominiert worden.

  • Eileen Atkins, All That Fall
  • Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish
  • Kathleen Chalfant, Somewhere Fun/Tales From Red Vienna
  • Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
  • Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
  • Ian McKellen, Waiting For Godot/No Man’s Land
  • Frank Langella, King Lear
  • Mary-Louise Parker, The Snow Geese
  • Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will/Richard III

Auszeichnungen für Besondere Leistungen erhalten:
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre 
Barbara Cook
Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America: John Gore
Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
John Tiffany