The Drama Desk Awards ceremony will be hosted this year by my new favorite actor, Drama Desk winner Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar). Fans of Two River Theater company (Red Bank, NJ) saw his superb performance earlier this season in “Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
She Loves Me leads with nine nominations, new Broadway musicals American Psycho and Bright Star got eight and seven nominations, respectively; off-Broadway shows include the Public Theater’s/Michael John LaChiusa’s new musical First Daughter Suite, with six nominations, and the Mint Theater’s American premiere of Hazel Ellis’ Women Without Men, got five nominations.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton was eligible last season for its off-Broadway run at the Public Theater, so it is not eligible again for its Broadway.
To read the complete list of Drama Desk, as well as the Drama League and Outer Critic’s Circle nominations, please click here to visit my new Awards Season 2016 page.