Awards & Winners

2013 Drama Desk Award

Check winners and nominations of 2013 Drama Desk Award. Check awards winners of 58th Drama Desk Awards. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

58th Drama Desk Awards

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Billy Porter

Honored for : Kinky Boots

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Nominee Nominated Work
Eric Anderson Soul Doctor
Brian d'Arcy James Giant
Steve Rosen The Other Josh Cohen
Ryan Silverman Passion
Billy Porter Kinky Boots
Anthony Warlow Annie
Jim Norton The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Tracy Letts

Honored for : Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Nominee Nominated Work
Reed Birney Uncle Vanya
Daniel Everidge Falling
Shuler Hensley The Whale
Tracy Letts Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Tom Hanks Lucky Guy
Nathan Lane The Nance
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Laura Osnes

Honored for : Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

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Nominee Nominated Work
Kate Baldwin Giant
Lindsay Mendez Dogfight
Donna Murphy Into the Woods
Jenny Powers Donnybrook!
Laura Osnes Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Carolee Carmello Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson
Stephanie J. Block The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play

Cicely Tyson

Honored for : The Trip to Bountiful

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Nominee Nominated Work
Julia Murney Falling
Vanessa Redgrave The Revisionist
Miriam Silverman Finks
Cicely Tyson The Trip to Bountiful
Amy Morton Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Maria Dizzia Belleville
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical

Dennis Kelly

Honored for : Matilda the Musical

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Nominee Nominated Work
Sybille Pearson Giant
Joseph Robinette A Christmas Story: The Musical
David Rossmer The Other Josh Cohen
Steve Rosen The Other Josh Cohen
Jeff Whitty Bring It On the Musical
Dennis Kelly Matilda the Musical
Doug Wright Hands on a Hardbody
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography

Gypsy Snider, Chet Walker

Honored for : Pippin

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Nominee Nominated Work
Warren Carlyle A Christmas Story: The Musical
Andy Blankenbuehler Bring It On: The Musical
Sergio Trujillo Hands on a Hardbody
Peter Darling Matilda the Musical
Josh Rhodes Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Gypsy Snider Pippin
Chet Walker Pippin
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design

William Ivey Long

Honored for : Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

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Nominee Nominated Work
William Ivey Long Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Chris March Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite! A Trailer Park Ballet
Loren Shaw Restoration Comedy
Paloma Young Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Amy Clark Chaplin: The Musical
Martin Pakledinaz Chaplin: The Musical
Dominique Lemieux Pippin
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Bertie Carvel

Honored for : Matilda the Musical

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Nominee Nominated Work
Stephen Bogardus Passion
John Dossett Giant
Bertie Carvel Matilda the Musical
John Bolton A Christmas Story: The Musical
Keith Carradine Hands on a Hardbody
Andy Karl The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical

Diane Paulus

Honored for : Pippin

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Diane Paulus Pippin
Alex Timbers Here Lies Love
Emma Rice The Wild Bride
John Doyle Passion
Rachel Chavkin Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Andy Blankenbuehler Bring It On: The Musical
Matthew Warchus Matilda the Musical
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Richard Kind

Honored for : Big Knife

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Nominee Nominated Work
Tony Shalhoub Golden Boy
Richard Kind Big Knife
Chuck Cooper The Piano Lesson
Peter Friedman The Great God Pan
Aaron Clifton Moten The Flick
Brían F. O'Byrne If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Andrea Martin

Honored for : Pippin

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Nominee Nominated Work
Melissa Errico Passion
Kate Wetherhead The Other Josh Cohen
Christiane Noll Chaplin: The Musical
Keala Settle Hands on a Hardbody
Annaleigh Ashford Kinky Boots
Andrea Martin Pippin
Jessie Mueller The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Judith Light

Honored for : The Assembled Parties

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Nominee Nominated Work
Laila Robins Sorry
Judith Light The Assembled Parties
Tasha Lawrence The Whale
Kellie Overbey Sleeping Rough
Maryann Plunkett Sorry
Condola Rashad The Trip to Bountiful
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design

Justin Townsend

Honored for : Here Lies Love

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Nominee Nominated Work
Jane Cox Passion
Justin Townsend Here Lies Love
Daniel Winters The Man Who Laughs
Scott Zielinski A Civil War Christmas
Ken Billington Chaplin: The Musical
Kenneth Posner Pippin
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics

Tim Minchin

Honored for : Matilda the Musical

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Nominee Nominated Work
Steve Rosen The Other Josh Cohen
David Rossmer The Other Josh Cohen
Lin-Manuel Miranda Bring It On the Musical
Amanda Green Bring It On the Musical
Tim Minchin Matilda the Musical
Dave Malloy Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Michael John LaChiusa Giant
Amanda Green Hands on a Hardbody
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music

David Byrne, Fatboy Slim

Honored for : Here Lies Love

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Nominee Nominated Work
Trey Anastasio Hands on a Hardbody
Amanda Green Hands on a Hardbody
Dave Malloy Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Michael John LaChiusa Giant
Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love
David Byrne Here Lies Love
David Rossmer The Other Josh Cohen
Steve Rosen The Other Josh Cohen
Benj Pasek A Christmas Story: The Musical
Justin Paul A Christmas Story: The Musical
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical

Dennis Kelly, Tim Minchin

Honored for : Matilda the Musical

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Nominee Nominated Work
Royal Shakespeare Company Matilda the Musical
Dodger Theatricals Matilda the Musical
Public Theater Giant
Public Theater Here Lies Love
Gerald Goehring A Christmas Story: The Musical
Roy Miller A Christmas Story: The Musical
Michael F. Mitri A Christmas Story: The Musical
Patricia Flicker Addiss A Christmas Story: The Musical
Peter Billingsley A Christmas Story: The Musical
Timothy Laczynski A Christmas Story: The Musical
Mariano Tolentino Jr. A Christmas Story: The Musical
Louise H. Beard A Christmas Story: The Musical
Michael Filerman A Christmas Story: The Musical
Scott Hart A Christmas Story: The Musical
Alison Eckert A Christmas Story: The Musical
Robert G. Bartner A Christmas Story: The Musical
Michael A. Jenkins A Christmas Story: The Musical
Angela Milonas A Christmas Story: The Musical
Bradford W. Smith A Christmas Story: The Musical
Broadway Across America Hands on a Hardbody
Beth Williams Hands on a Hardbody
Barbara Whitman Hands on a Hardbody
Latitude Link Hands on a Hardbody
Dede Harris Hands on a Hardbody
Sharon Karmazin Hands on a Hardbody
Howard Kagan Hands on a Hardbody
Janet Kagan Hands on a Hardbody
John Caudwell Hands on a Hardbody
Claire Caudwell Hands on a Hardbody
Rough Edged Souls Hands on a Hardbody
Joyce Schweickert Hands on a Hardbody
Bruce Long Hands on a Hardbody
Off The Aisle Productions Hands on a Hardbody
Paula Marie Black Hands on a Hardbody
Amas Musical Theatre The Other Josh Cohen
Ars Nova Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations

Danny Troob

Honored for : Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Steve Margoshes Soul Doctor
Larry Blank A Christmas Story: The Musical
Larry Hochman Chaplin: The Musical
Trey Anastasio Hands on a Hardbody
Don Hart Hands on a Hardbody
Bruce Coughlin Giant
Danny Troob Cinderella
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance

Michael Urie

Honored for : Buyer & Cellar
(Outstanding Solo Performance)

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Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Urie Buyer & Cellar
Outstanding Solo Performance
Joel de la Fuente Hold These Truths
Outstanding Solo Performance
Kathryn Hunter Kafka's Monkey
Outstanding Solo Performance
Julian Sands A Celebration of Harold Pinter
Outstanding Solo Performance
Holland Taylor Ann
Outstanding Solo Performance
Bette Midler I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
Outstanding Solo Performance
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue

Old Hats

(Outstanding Musical Revue)

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Nominee Nominated Work
Signature Theatre Company Old Hats
Gerard Alessandrini Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking
Eric Spiegelman Old Jews Telling Jokes
Tim Williams Old Jews Telling Jokes
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design

Rob Howell

Honored for : Matilda the Musical

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Nominee Nominated Work
Rob Howell Matilda the Musical
Mimi Lien The Whale
David Zinn The Flick
Michael Yeargan Golden Boy
Santo Loquasto The Assembled Parties
Anna Louizos The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama Desk Special Award

Wakka Wakka Productions

(For sophisticated puppet theater, as represented by this season's SAGA, that explores with wit, imagination, and insight serious issues of our times)
Drama Desk Special Award

Jayne Houdyshell

(For her artistry as an exceptionally versatile and distinctive Broadway and Off-Broadway performer)
Drama Desk Special Award

Samuel D. Hunter

(His empathic and indelible The Whale affirms his arrival as a distinguished dramatist who depicts the human condition)
Drama Desk Special Award

Maruti Evans

(The Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Award: For his ingenious lighting designs, reflecting an exquisite and bold theatrical aesthetic. This season's The Pilo Family Circus and Tiny Dynamite confirms his incandescent creativity)
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play

Glen Kelly

Honored for : The Nance

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
César Alvarez Good Person of Szechwan
Eugene Ma The Man Who Laughs
Jane Wang Strange Tales of Liaozhai
Steve Martin As You Like It
Jiří Kadeřábek Act Before You Speak: The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Ana Milosavljevic Act Before You Speak: The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Mahir Cetiz Act Before You Speak: The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Glen Kelly The Nance
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

Scott Lehrer, Drew Levy

Honored for : Chaplin: The Musical

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Nominee Nominated Work
Scott Lehrer Chaplin: The Musical
Drew Levy Chaplin: The Musical
Steve Canyon Kennedy Hands on a Hardbody
Tony Meola The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Brian Ronan Giant
Brian Ronan Bring It On: The Musical
Dan Moses Schreier Passion
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

Steve Canyon Kennedy

Honored for : Hands on a Hardbody

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Nominee Nominated Work
Scott Lehrer Chaplin: The Musical
Drew Levy Chaplin: The Musical
Steve Canyon Kennedy Hands on a Hardbody
Tony Meola The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Brian Ronan Giant
Brian Ronan Bring It On: The Musical
Dan Moses Schreier Passion
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

Tony Meola

Honored for : The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Scott Lehrer Chaplin: The Musical
Drew Levy Chaplin: The Musical
Steve Canyon Kennedy Hands on a Hardbody
Tony Meola The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Brian Ronan Giant
Brian Ronan Bring It On: The Musical
Dan Moses Schreier Passion
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play

Pam MacKinnon

Honored for : Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Nominee Nominated Work
Lear DeBessonet Good Person of Szechwan
Sam Gold Uncle Vanya
Ed Sylvanus Iskandar Restoration Comedy
Ruben Santiago-Hudson The Piano Lesson
Pam MacKinnon Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Lynne Meadow The Assembled Parties
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design of a Play

Mel Mercier

Honored for : The Testament of Mary

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mel Mercier The Testament of Mary
Ien DeNio The Pilo Family Circus
Steve Fontaine Last Man Club
Christian Frederickson Through the Yellow Hour
Lindsay Jones Wild With Happy
Fergus O'Hare Macbeth
Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience

Cirque du Soleil

Honored for : Totem

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
New Victory Theater Bello Mania
HERE Arts Center Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite! A Trailer Park Ballet
Cirque du Soleil Totem
Tom Gualtieri That Play: A Solo Macbeth
Heather Hill That Play: A Solo Macbeth
The Ride, Inc. The Fazzino Ride
Stolen Chair Theater Company The Man Who Laughs
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play

Christopher Durang

Honored for : Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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Nominee Nominated Work
Annie Baker The Flick
Joe Gilford Finks
Amy Herzog Belleville
Deanna Jent Falling
Richard Nelson Sorry
Richard Greenberg The Assembled Parties
Christopher Durang Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical

Diane Paulus, Chet Walker, Gypsy Snider

Honored for : Pippin

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Classic Stage Company Passion
Folksbiene The Golden Land
Prospect Theater Company Working: A Musical
Lisa Matlin Pippin
Kyodo Tokyo, Inc Pippin
A&A Gordon Pippin
Broadway Across America Pippin
Independent Presenters Network Pippin
Norton Herrick & Herrick Entertainment Pippin
Allen Spivak Pippin
Rebecca Gold Pippin
Joshua Goodman Pippin
Fran Weissler Pippin
Barry Weissler Pippin
Janet Kagan Pippin
Howard Kagan Pippin
Brunish & Trinchero Pippin
Tom Smedes Pippin
Peter Stern Pippin
Steve McManus Pippin
David Robbins Pippin
Bryan S. Weingarten Pippin
Philip Hagemann Pippin
Murray Rosenthal Pippin
Jim Kierstead Pippin
Carlos Arana Pippin
Myla Lerner Pippin
Hugh Hayes Pippin
Jamie Cesa Pippin
Jonathan Reinis Pippin
Sharon A. Carr Pippin
Patricia R. Klausner Pippin
Ben Feldman Pippin
Square 1 Theatrics Pippin
Wendy Federman Pippin
Carl Moellenberg Pippin
Bruce Robert Harris Pippin
Jack W. Batman Pippin
Infinity Theatre Company Pippin
Michael Rubenstein Pippin
Michael A. Alden Pippin
Dale Badway Pippin
Ken Mahoney Pippin
Robyn Goodman Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Jill Furman Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Stephen Kocis Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Edward Walson Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Venetian Glass Productions Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
The Araca Group Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Rose Caiola Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Luigi Caiola Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Roy Furman Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Walter Grossman Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Peter May Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Sanford Robertson Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Glass Slipper Productions Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Eric Schmidt Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Ted Liebowitz Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
James Spry Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Blanket Fort Productions Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Roundabout Theatre Company The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Foundry Theatre Good Person of Szechwan
Signature Theatre Company The Piano Lesson
Soho Repertory Theatre Uncle Vanya
Lincoln Center Theater Golden Boy
Nelle Nugent The Trip to Bountiful
Kevin Liles The Trip to Bountiful
Paula Marie Black The Trip to Bountiful
David R. Weinreb The Trip to Bountiful
Stephen C. Byrd The Trip to Bountiful
Alia M. Jones The Trip to Bountiful
Kenneth Teaton The Trip to Bountiful
Carole L. Haber The Trip to Bountiful
Philip Geier The Trip to Bountiful
Wendy Federman The Trip to Bountiful
Carl Moellenberg The Trip to Bountiful
Ricardo Hornos The Trip to Bountiful
Fifty Church Street Productions The Trip to Bountiful
Kimberly Chandler The Trip to Bountiful
Hallie Foote The Trip to Bountiful
Tyson Chandler The Trip to Bountiful
Jeffrey Richards Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Jerry Frankel Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Susan Quint Gallin Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Mary Lu Roffe Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kit Seidel Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Amy Danis Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Mark Johannes Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Patty Baker Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Mark S. Golub Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David S. Golub Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Richard Gross Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Jam Theatricals Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Cheryl Lachowicz Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Michael Palitz Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Dramatic Forces Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Angelina Fiordellisi Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Luigi Caiola Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Rose Caiola Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Ken Greiner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kathleen K. Johnson Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kirmser Ponturo Fund Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Will Trice Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
GFour Productions Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Drama Desk Special Award

New York Musical Theater Festival

(For a decade of creating and nurturing new musical theater, ensuring the future of this essential art form)