Awards & Winners

2011 Drama Desk Award

Check winners and nominations of 2011 Drama Desk Award. Check awards winners of 56th Drama Desk Awards. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

56th Drama Desk Awards

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Sutton Foster

Honored for : Anything Goes

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Nominee Nominated Work
Sutton Foster Anything Goes
Beth Leavel Baby It's You!
Patina Miller Sister Act the Musical
Donna Murphy The People in the Picture
Sherie Rene Scott Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play

Frances McDormand

Honored for : Good People

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Nominee Nominated Work
Frances McDormand Good People
Laurie Metcalf The Other Place
Michele Pawk A Small Fire
Stockard Channing Other Desert Cities
Nina Arianda Born Yesterday
Lily Rabe The Merchant of Venice
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Bobby Cannavale

Honored for : The Motherfucker with the Hat

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Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Busch The Divine Sister
Geoffrey Rush The Diary of a Madman
Paul Sparks Dusk Rings a Bell
Michael Shannon Mistakes Were Made
Bobby Cannavale The Motherfucker with the Hat
Mark Rylance Jerusalem
Al Pacino The Merchant of Venice
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical

Adam Mathias

Honored for : See Rock City & Other Destinations

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Nominee Nominated Work
Kristen Anderson-Lopez In Transit
James-Allen Ford In Transit
Sara Wordsworth In Transit
Russ Kaplan In Transit
Adam Mathias See Rock City & Other Destinations
Michael Zam The Kid
Stephan Elliott Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Allan Scott Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Robert Lopez The Book of Mormon
Trey Parker The Book of Mormon
Matt Stone The Book of Mormon
Iris Rainer Dart The People in the Picture
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography

Kathleen Marshall

Honored for : Anything Goes

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Nominee Nominated Work
Steven Hoggett Beautiful Burnout
Scott Graham Beautiful Burnout
Siudy Garrido Between Worlds
Steven Hoggett Peter and the Starcatcher
Kathleen Marshall Anything Goes
Rob Ashford How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Casey Nicholaw The Book of Mormon
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design

Desmond Heeley

Honored for : The Importance of Being Earnest

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Nominee Nominated Work
Paloma Young Peter and the Starcatcher
Tim Chappel Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Lizzy Gardiner Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Desmond Heeley The Importance of Being Earnest
Ann Hould-Ward A Free Man of Color
Martin Pakledinaz Anything Goes
Ann Roth The Book of Mormon
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design

Tim Chappel, Lizzy Gardiner

Honored for : Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

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Nominee Nominated Work
Paloma Young Peter and the Starcatcher
Tim Chappel Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Lizzy Gardiner Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Desmond Heeley The Importance of Being Earnest
Ann Hould-Ward A Free Man of Color
Martin Pakledinaz Anything Goes
Ann Roth The Book of Mormon
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical

Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker

Honored for : The Book of Mormon

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Nominee Nominated Work
Rob Ashford How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Joe Calarco In Transit
Jack Cummings III Hello Again
Jack Cummings III See Rock City & Other Destinations
Kathleen Marshall Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw The Book of Mormon
Trey Parker The Book of Mormon
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play

George C. Wolfe, Joel Grey

Honored for : The Normal Heart

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Nominee Nominated Work
Trip Cullman A Small Fire
Mois├ęs Kaufman Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Davis McCallum A Bright New Boise
Daniel J. Sullivan The Merchant of Venice
Kirjan Waage Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey
Gwendolyn Warnock Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey
George C. Wolfe The Normal Heart
Joel Grey The Normal Heart
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Brian Bedford

Honored for : The Importance of Being Earnest

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Nominee Nominated Work
Brian Bedford The Importance of Being Earnest
Boyd Gaines The Grand Manner
Christian Borle Peter and the Starcatcher
Logan Marshall-Green The Hallway Trilogy
Zachary Quinto Angels in America
Tom Riley Arcadia
Yul Vazquez The Motherfucker with the Hat
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

John Larroquette

Honored for : How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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Nominee Nominated Work
Bob Stillman Hello Again
John Larroquette How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Adam Godley Anything Goes
Tom Wopat Catch Me if You Can
Rory O'Malley The Book of Mormon
Brian Stokes Mitchell Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Laura Benanti

Honored for : Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Nominee Nominated Work
Jill Eikenberry The Kid
Laura Benanti Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Patti LuPone Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Laura Osnes Anything Goes
Kerry Butler Catch Me if You Can
Victoria Clark Sister Act the Musical
Nikki M. James The Book of Mormon
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Edie Falco

Honored for : The House of Blue Leaves

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Nominee Nominated Work
Celia Keenan-Bolger Peter and the Starcatcher
Julie Halston The Divine Sister
Linda Lavin Other Desert Cities
Lisa Emery The Collection & A Kind of Alaska
Sarah Hayon A Bright New Boise
Edie Falco The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light Lombardi
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design

David Lander

Honored for : Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

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Nominee Nominated Work
David Lander Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Ben Stanton The Whipping Man
David Weiner A Small Fire
Jean Kalman John Gabriel Borkman
Laura Mroczkowski Spy Garbo
R. Lee Kennedy See Rock City & Other Destinations
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics

Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Honored for : The Book of Mormon

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Nominee Nominated Work
Adam Mathias See Rock City & Other Destinations
Jack Lechner The Kid
Rick Crom Newsical
Robert Lopez The Book of Mormon
Trey Parker The Book of Mormon
Matt Stone The Book of Mormon
Marc Shaiman Catch Me If You Can
Scott Wittman Catch Me If You Can
Glenn Slater Sister Act the Musical
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music

Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Honored for : The Book of Mormon

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Nominee Nominated Work
Brad Alexander See Rock City & Other Destinations
Robert Lopez The Book of Mormon
Trey Parker The Book of Mormon
Matt Stone The Book of Mormon
Marc Shaiman Catch Me If You Can
Alan Menken Sister Act the Musical
Artie Butler The People in the Picture
Mike Stoller The People in the Picture
David Yazbek Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Classic Stage Company Three Sisters
Daryl Roth The Normal Heart
Paul Boskind The Normal Heart
Martian Entertainment The Normal Heart
Gregory Rae The Normal Heart
Jayne Baron Sherman The Normal Heart
Alexander Fraser The Normal Heart
Anne Caruso Born Yesterday
Vincent Caruso Born Yesterday
Frankie J. Grande Born Yesterday
James P. MacGilvray Born Yesterday
Brian Kapetanis Born Yesterday
Robert S. Basso Born Yesterday
Peter J. Puleo Born Yesterday
Philip Morgaman Born Yesterday
Scott Rudin The House of Blue Leaves
Stuart Thompson The House of Blue Leaves
Jean Doumanian The House of Blue Leaves
The Araca Group The House of Blue Leaves
Scott M. Delman The House of Blue Leaves
Roy Furman The House of Blue Leaves
Ruth Hendel The House of Blue Leaves
Jon B. Platt The House of Blue Leaves
Sonia Friedman Productions The House of Blue Leaves
Scott Landis The House of Blue Leaves
Mary Lu Roffe The House of Blue Leaves
Susan Quint Gallin The House of Blue Leaves
Rodger Hess The House of Blue Leaves
Roundabout Theatre Company The Importance of Being Earnest
New York Shakespeare Festival The Merchant of Venice
Public Theater The Merchant of Venice
Jeffrey Richards The Merchant of Venice
Jerry Frankel The Merchant of Venice
Debbie Bisno The Merchant of Venice
Eva Price The Merchant of Venice
Amy Nederlander The Merchant of Venice
Jonathan First The Merchant of Venice
Stewart F. Lane The Merchant of Venice
Universal Pictures Stage Productions The Merchant of Venice
The Araca Group The Merchant of Venice
Broadway Across America The Merchant of Venice
JK Productions The Merchant of Venice
The Shubert Organization The Merchant of Venice
Bonnie Comley The Merchant of Venice
Merritt Forrest Baer The Merchant of Venice
Joseph Deitch The Merchant of Venice
Matthew Deitch The Merchant of Venice
Terry Allen Kramer The Merchant of Venice
Cathy Chernoff The Merchant of Venice
Jay Gutterman The Merchant of Venice
Cindy Gutterman The Merchant of Venice
Mallory Factor The Merchant of Venice
Cheryl Lachowicz The Merchant of Venice
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anne Garefino The Book of Mormon
Scott Rudin The Book of Mormon
Roger Berlind The Book of Mormon
Scott M. Delman The Book of Mormon
Jean Doumanian The Book of Mormon
Roy Furman The Book of Mormon
Important Musicals LLC The Book of Mormon
Stephanie P. McClelland The Book of Mormon
Kevin Morris The Book of Mormon
Jon B. Platt The Book of Mormon
Sonia Friedman Productions The Book of Mormon
Stuart Thompson The Book of Mormon
Kristen Anderson-Lopez In Transit
James-Allen Ford In Transit
Sara Wordsworth In Transit
Russ Kaplan In Transit
Primary Stages In Transit
Transport Group See Rock City & Other Destinations
Brad Alexander See Rock City & Other Destinations
Adam Mathias See Rock City & Other Destinations
Michael Zam The Kid
Andy Monroe The Kid
Jack Lechner The Kid
The New Group The Kid
Whoopi Goldberg Sister Act the Musical
Stage Entertainment Sister Act the Musical
Bette Midler Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
James L. Nederlander Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Garry McQuinn Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Liz Koops Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Michael Hamlyn Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Allan Scott Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Roy Furman Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Richard Willis Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Terry Allen Kramer Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Timothy Childs Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Terri Childs Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Ruth Hendel Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Chugg Entertainment Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Michael Buckley Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Stewart F. Lane Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Bonnie Comley Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Bruce Davey Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Robert G. Bartner Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Michael A. Jenkins Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Broadway Across America Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
David Mirvish Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Debbie Bisno Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Rebecca Gold Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Myla Lerner Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Kit Seidel Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Martian Entertainment Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
MAS Music Arts & Show Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Kevin Spirtas Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Scott Mauro Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Thierry Suc Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
TS3 Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Paul Boskind Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play

Wayne Barker

Honored for : Peter and the Starcatcher

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Wayne Barker Peter and the Starcatcher
Alan John The Diary of a Madman
Lars Petter Hagen Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey
Tom Kitt The Winter's Tale
Kathryn Bostic Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Dan Moses Schreier The Merchant of Venice
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play

Nick Stafford

Honored for : War Horse

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Nominee Nominated Work
Jon Robin Baitz Other Desert Cities
Lincoln Center Theater Other Desert Cities
Adam Bock A Small Fire
Playwrights Horizons A Small Fire
Samuel D. Hunter A Bright New Boise
Partial Comfort Productions A Bright New Boise
Nick Stafford War Horse
Stephen Adly Guirgis The Motherfucker with the Hat
David Lindsay-Abaire Good People
Rajiv Joseph Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue

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Nominee Nominated Work
Elyse Pasquale Newsical The Musical - Full Spin Ahead
Tom D'Angora Newsical The Musical - Full Spin Ahead
Folksbiene Fyvush Finkel Live!
Annerin Productions RAIN
Tix Productions RAIN
Magic Arts & Entertainment RAIN
Nederlander Presentations Inc. RAIN
RAIN RAIN
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design

Derek McLane

Honored for : Anything Goes

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Nominee Nominated Work
David Korins Lombardi
Zachary Borovay Lombardi
Rachel Hauck Orange, Hat & Grace
Tony Straiges Treasure Island
Derek McLane Anything Goes
Derek McLane Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Mark Wendland The Merchant of Venice
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance

John Leguizamo

Honored for : Ghetto Klown
(Outstanding Solo Performance)

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Nominee Nominated Work
John Leguizamo Ghetto Klown
Outstanding Solo Performance
Daniel Beaty Through the Night
Outstanding Solo Performance
Joanna Tope The Promise
Outstanding Solo Performance
Juliette Jeffers Batman and Robin in the Boogie Down
Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
Outstanding Solo Performance
Colin Quinn Colin Quinn: Long Story Short
Outstanding Solo Performance
Drama Desk Special Award

Reed Birney

(For his versatile and finely nuanced performances over the past thirty-five years, and for his exceptional work this season in Tigers Be Still, A Small Fire, and The Dream of the Burning Boy)
Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience

Punchdrunk

Honored for : Sleep No More

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Nominee Nominated Work
Punchdrunk Sleep No More
Alan J. Schuster Play Dead
Belarus Free Theatre Being Harold Pinter
Parallel Exit Room 17B
New York Shakespeare Festival Gatz
Public Theater Gatz
New Victory Theater Circus Incognitus
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

Brian Ronan

Honored for : Anything Goes

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Nominee Nominated Work
Brian Ronan Anything Goes
Brian Ronan The Book of Mormon
Jon Weston In Transit
Lindsay Jones The Burnt Part Boys
Michael Rasbury Hello Again
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design of a Play

Acme Sound Partners, Cricket S. Myers

Honored for : Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

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Nominee Nominated Work
Acme Sound Partners Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Cricket S. Myers Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Acme Sound Partners The Merchant of Venice
Bray Poor Wings
Brett Jarvis Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey
Eric Shimelonis The Hallway Trilogy
Ian Dickinson John Gabriel Borkman
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations

Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus

Honored for : The Book of Mormon

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Larry Hochman The Book of Mormon
Stephen Oremus The Book of Mormon
Bruce Coughlin The Burnt Part Boys
Lynne Shankel The Extraordinary Ordinary
Mary Mitchell Campbell Hello Again
Larry Blank Catch Me If You Can
Marc Shaiman Catch Me If You Can
James Abbott Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Simon Hale Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
David Yazbek Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Drama Desk Special Award

A. R. Gurney

(For his enduring, keenly observed portraits of American life over a prolific four-decade-long career)
Drama Desk Special Award

Adrian Kohler, Adrian Sutton, Basil Jones, Christopher Shutt, John Tams, Marianne Elliott, Paule Constable, Rae Smith, Toby Sedgwick, Tom Morris

(Members of the 59 Productions for thrilling stagecraft of the War Horse)
Drama Desk Special Award

Scott Elliott, Geoff Rich

(Members of The New Group for presenting contemporary new voices, and for uncompromisingly raw and powerful productions)
Drama Desk Special Award

The Pearl Theater Company

(For notable productions of classic plays and nurturing a stalwart resident company of actors)
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz

Honored for : Catch Me if You Can

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Norbert Leo Butz Catch Me if You Can
Colin Donnell Anything Goes
Daniel Radcliffe How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Andrew Rannells The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Christopher Sieber The Kid
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical

Roundabout Theatre Company

Honored for : Anything Goes

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Candy Spelling How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Takonkiet Viravan How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Scenario Thailand How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Hilary A. Williams How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Jen Namoff How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Fakston Productions How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Two Left Feet Productions How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Power Arts How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Hop Theatricals How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Paul Chau How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Dan Frishwasser How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Michael Jackowitz How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Michael Speyer How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Bernard Abrams How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Jacki Barlia Florin How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Adam Blanshay How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Arlene Scanlan How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
TBS Service How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Transport Group Hello Again
Roundabout Theatre Company Anything Goes
Broadway Across America How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Craig Zadan How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Neil Meron How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Joseph Smith How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Michael McCabe How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying