2017 Drama Desk Winners – Photos!

 

 

The Wolves

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 4 the 2017 Drama Desk Awards were held at Town Hall in NYC’s Times Square. Theater Pizzazz’s JK Clarke was on hand to catch all the excitement on camera. Here is a list, with photos, of some of the winners.

 

 

Outstanding Play
Oslo, by J. T. Rogers, Lincoln Center Theater
Outstanding Musical
Come From Away — Irene Sankoff and David Hein
 
Outstanding Revival of a Play
Jitney, Manhattan Theatre Club — Bill Sims, Jr.
 
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Actor in a Play
Kevin Kline – Present Laughter
 
Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes, Manhattan Theatre Club
 
Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
 
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Danny DeVito, The Price, Roundabout Theatre Company
 
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes, Manhattan Theatre Club
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Outstanding Director of a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney, Manhattan Theatre Club

Outstanding Director of a Musical (a tie)

Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

 

David Cromer, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company

 

Outstanding Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand

 

 
Outstanding Music
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company
 
Outstanding Lyrics
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company
Outstanding Book of a Musical
*Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away
 
Outstanding Orchestrations
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Outstanding Music in a Play
Bill Sims Jr., Jitney, Manhattan Theatre Club
Outstanding Revue
Simon Green – Hello Dillie!
*Life is for Living: Conversations with Coward, 59E59
 
Outstanding Set Design for a Play
*Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong

 

 
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
 
Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes, Manhattan Theatre Club

 

 
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Catherine Zuber, War Paint
 
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent, Vineyard Theatre
 
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical

*Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Projection Design
*Aaron Rhyne, Anastasia
 
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
*Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, The Encounter
 
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
*Nicholas Pope, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
 
Outstanding Wig and Hair
*David Brian Brown, War Paint
 
 
Outstanding Solo Performance
*Ed Dixon, Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
 
Unique Theatrical Experience
*The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland
Outstanding Fight Choreography
*U. Jonathan Toppo, Sweat, The Public Theater
Outstanding Adaptation
*David Ives, The Liar, Classic Stage Company
 
Outstanding Puppet Design
Basil Twist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Outstanding Ensemble
The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm: The superbly talented cast of Sarah DeLappe’s debut play -Mia Barron, Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila, Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, Lauren Patten, and Susannah Perkins-jelled as one, proving that team spirit is just a alive on the stage as it is on the soccer field.
 
Special Award to Phil LaDuca: Proving that character comes from the ground up, the designer’s innovative flexible dance shoe ensures that hoofers on any stage remain on point.
Sam Norkin Award: Lila Neugebauer:  During a season that saw her helm the original works The Antipodes, Everybody, Miles For Mary, and The Wolves, and resurrect the works of esteemed playwrights Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes, and Adrienne Kennedy in Signature Plays, director Lila Neugebauer has shown that her dauntless insight into the human condition knows no bounds.

 

 

 

 

Photos: JK Clarke

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