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  • 24Emmy
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    Judith Light and Jessie Mueller announce the Drama Desk nominations tomorrow at 2PM EST.

     

    Livestream will be available via:

    http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/watch-jessie-mueller-judith-light-announce-the-drama-desk-award-nominations-live_72595.html?cid=homepage_news

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Thanks 24Emmy! (:

    I am really hoping the It Shoulda Been You love ends here, please. I just don’t get the love for it from OCC and Drama League ):

    And I hope The Visit does great and racks up the nominations! 8 nominations would be super, thank you! (;

    Will Fun Home be eligible in any categories? Perhaps Best Broadway musical, since it’s a new staging (theatre in the round instead of proscenium)?

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    24Emmy
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    Oh great. The stream stops working just as they’re about to announce the first category.

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    tylerbeals1
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    I literally heard one nomination for Annaleigh Ashford and then my feed stopped.  So that’s fun. 

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    24Emmy
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    Kelli O’Hara wasn’t nominated.

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    24Emmy
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    Hamilton and An American in Paris Lead 2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

    Something Rotten! and The Visit are also in the running in several categories.

    Editorial Staff • New York City • Apr 23, 2015

    Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in The Public Theater’s Hamilton, nominated for 13 Drama Desk Awards.
    (© Joan Marcus)

    The 2014-2015 Drama Desk Awards nominations were announced today at 54 Below, with Drama Desk winners Judith Light (The Assembled Parties) and Jessie Mueller (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical) presenting. The Drama Desk Awards ceremony, hosted for the second year in a row by Laura Benanti, will take place on May 31 at New York’s Town Hall.

    This year, the Public Theater’s acclaimed Broadway-bound production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton leads the pack with 13 nominations, while the new Broadway musical An American in Paris follows close behind with 12. Other recognized productions include The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, the all-new musical comedy Something Rotten!, and the West End transfer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

    The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. The awards are voted on by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater. Check out the full list of nominations below.

    Outstanding Play
    Clare Barron, You Got Older
    Lisa D’Amour, Airline Highway
    Anthony Giardina, The City of Conversation
    Stephen Adly Guirgis, Between Riverside and Crazy
    Elizabeth Irwin, My Manãna Comes
    Simon Stephens, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Jack Thorne, Let the Right One In

    Outstanding Musical
    An American in Paris
    Hamilton
    Fly by Night
    Pretty Filthy
    Something Rotten!
    The Visit

    Outstanding Revival of a Play
    The Elephant Man
    Fashions for Men
    Ghosts
    The Iceman Cometh
    Tamburlaine the Great
    The Wayside Motor Inn

    Outstanding Revival of a Musical
    Into the Woods
    The King and I
    On the Town
    On the Twentieth Century
    Pageant
    Side Show

    Outstanding Actor in a Play
    Reed Birney, I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard
    Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
    Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy
    Ben Miles, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
    Bill Pullman, Sticks and Bones
    Alexander Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Outstanding Actress in a Play
    Brooke Bloom, You Got Older
    Kathleen Chalfant, A Walk in the Woods
    Kristin Griffith, The Fatal Weakness
    Jan Maxwell, The City of Conversation
    Helen Mirren, The Audience
    Carey Mulligan, Skylight
    Tonya Pinkins, Rasheeda Speaking

    Outstanding Actor in a Musical
    Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
    Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
    Jeremy Kushnier, Atomic
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Matthew Morrison, Finding Neverland
    Ryan Silverman, Side Show

    Outstanding Actress in a Musical
    Kate Baldwin, John & Jen
    Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
    Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
    Erin Davie, Side Show
    Lisa Howard, It Shoulda Been You
    Chita Rivera, The Visit

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
    F. Murray Abraham, It’s Only a Play
    Reed Birney, You Got Older
    K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway
    Jonathan Hadary, Rocket to the Moon
    Jason Butler Harner, The Village Bike
    Jonathan Hogan, Pocatello
    José Joaquin Perez, My Mañana Comes

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
    Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You
    Beth Dixon, The City of Conversation
    Julie Halston, You Can’t Take It with You
    Paola Lázaro-Muñoz, To the Bone
    Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
    Julie White, Airline Highway

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
    Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
    Peter Friedman, Fly by Night
    Josh Grisetti, It Shoulda Been You
    Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century
    Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton
    Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!
    Max von Essen, An American in Paris

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
    Carolee Carmello, Finding Neverland
    Tyne Daly, It Shoulda Been You
    Elizabeth A. Davis, Allegro
    Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
    Luba Mason, Pretty Filthy
    Nancy Opel, Honeymoon in Vegas
    Elizabeth Stanley, On the Town

    Outstanding Director of a Play
    Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
    Anne Kauffman, You Got Older
    Lila Neugebauer, The Wayside Motor Inn
    Austin Pendleton, Between Riverside and Crazy
    Joe Tantalo, Deliverance
    John Tiffany, Let the Right One In

    Outstanding Director of a Musical
    Carolyn Cantor, Fly by Night
    Bill Condon, Side Show
    John Doyle, The Visit
    Thomas Kail, Hamilton
    Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
    Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

    Outstanding Choreography
    Joshua Bergasse, On the Town
    Warren Carlyle, On the Twentieth Century
    Steven Hoggett, The Last Ship
    Austin McCormick, Rococo Rouge
    Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
    Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

    Outstanding Music
    Jason Robert Brown, Honeymoon in Vegas
    Michael Friedman, The Fortress of Solitude
    John Kander, The Visit
    Dave Malloy, Ghost Quartet
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Sting, The Last Ship

    Outstanding Lyrics
    Jason Robert Brown, Honeymoon in Vegas
    Fred Ebb, The Visit
    Michael Friedman, The Fortress of Solitude
    Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten!
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion

    Outstanding Book of a Musical
    Hunter Bell & Lee Overtree, Found
    Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell, Something Rotten!
    Craig Lucas, An American in Paris
    Terence McNally, The Visit
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, & Michael Mitnick, Fly by Night

    Outstanding Orchestrations
    Christopher Austin, An American in Paris
    Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Allegro
    Larry Hochman, Something Rotten!
    Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton
    Rob Mathes, The Last Ship
    Don Sebesky, Larry Blank, Jason Robert Brown, & Charlie Rosen, Honeymoon in Vegas

    Outstanding Music in a Play
    Cesar Alvarez, An Octoroon
    Danny Blackburn & Bryce Hodgson, Deliverance
    Sean Cronin, Kill Me Like You Mean It
    Bongi Duma, Generations
    Freddi Price, The Pigeoning
    Arthur Solari & Jane Shaw, Tamburlaine the Great

    Outstanding Revue
    Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!
    Just Jim Dale
    Lennon: Through a Glass Onion
    Lonesome Traveler

    Outstanding Set Design
    Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
    Christine Jones, Let the Right One In
    David Korins, Hamilton
    Mimi Lien, An Octoroon
    Scott Pask, The Visit
    Daniel Zimmerman, Fashions for Men

    Outstanding Costume Design
    Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
    Bob Crowley, The Audience
    Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
    Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
    Andrea Varga, The Fatal Weakness
    Catherine Zuber, Gigi

    Outstanding Lighting Design
    Howell Binkley, Hamilton
    Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Paule Constable & David Plater, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
    Maruti Evans, Deliverance
    Natasha Katz, The Iceman Cometh
    Ben Stanton, Our Lady of Kibeho

    Outstanding Projection Design
    59 Productions, An American in Paris
    Roger Hanna & Price Johnston, Donogoo
    Darrel Maloney, Found
    Peter Nigrini, Our Lady of Kibeho
    Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Austin Switser, Big Love

    Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
    Peter Hylenski, Side Show
    Scott Lehrer, The King and I
    Scott Lehrer & Drew Levy, Honeymoon in Vegas
    Brian Ronan, The Last Ship
    Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton
    Jon Weston, An American in Paris

    Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
    Nathan Davis, The Other Mozart
    Ien Denio, Deliverance
    Ian Dickinson (for Autograph), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Gareth Fry, Let the Right One In
    John Gromada, Lives of the Saints
    Matt Tierney, Our Lady of Kibeho

    Outstanding Solo Performance
    Christina Bianco, Application Pending
    Jonny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing
    Tom Dugan, Wiesenthal
    Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane
    Joely Richardson, The Belle of Amherst
    Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion

    Unique Theatrical Experience
    Catch Me!
    Everybody Gets Cake
    The Human Symphony
    Queen of the Night
    A Rap Guide to Religion

    Special Awards: Each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theater.

    For 2014-15, these awards include the following:

    This year the nominators chose to bestow a special award for outstanding ensemble to the actors who so brilliantly shared a room in the world of A.R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn: Kelly AuCoin, Jon DeVries, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Rebecca Henderson, Marc Kudisch, Jenn Lyon, Lizbeth Mackay, David McElwee, Ismenia Mendes, and Will Pullen.

    To Bess Wohl, the Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Award: For establishing herself as an important voice in New York theater, and having a breakthrough year with the eclectic American Hero, Pretty Filthy, and Small Mouth Sounds. Her writing expresses sensitivity, compassion, and humor with a sure hand.

    To John Douglas Thompson: For invigorating theater in New York through his commanding presence, classical expertise, and vocal prowess. This season he demonstrated exceptional versatility in Tamburlaine the Great and The Iceman Cometh.

    To Ensemble Studio Theatre: For its unwavering commitment to producing new works by American playwrights since 1968, and enriching this season with productions of When January Feels Like Summer, Winners, and Five Times in One Night. EST’s Youngblood program fostered and nurtured Hand to God, setting Tyrone off on his devilish path to Broadway.

    To Andy Blankenbuehler: For his inspired and heart-stopping choreography in Hamilton, which is indispensible to the musical’s storytelling. His body of work is versatile, yet a dynamic and fluid style is consistently evident. When it’s time to “take his shot,” Blankenbuehler hits the bull’s-eye.

    Note: Eligibility and award category designations for the productions under consideration this season were determined by the Drama Desk Board of Directors. Because of the abundance of work throughout the season, the Board also authorized increasing the number of nominees allowed in select categories.

    Hand to God was considered in the 2011/2012 season in its first production at Ensemble Studio Theatre. New elements were considered in the MCC production in the 2013/2014 season. There were no new elements in the Broadway transfer.

    Fun Home was considered in its run at the Public Theatre in the 2013/2014 season. It received nominations for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, and Outstanding Book of a Musical.

    Disgraced was considered in its off-Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center in the 2012/2013 season, and only new actors and technical staff were eligible in the Broadway transfer.

    The 39 Steps was considered in its initial Broadway production in the 2007/2008 season and won for Unique Theatrical Experience.

    Nominations by Numbers
    13 Hamilton
    12 An American in Paris
    9 Something Rotten!
    7 The Visit
    6 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    5 Honeymoon in Vegas
    5 Side Show
    5 Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two
    4 Deliverance
    4 Fly by Night
    4 The Last Ship
    4 Let the Right One In
    4 On the Twentieth Century
    4 You Got Older
    2 Airline Highway
    3 Between Riverside/Crazy
    3 The City of Conversation
    3 It Shoulda Been You
    3 On the Town
    3 Our Lady of Kibeho
    2 Allegro
    2 The Audience
    2 The Elephant Man
    2 Fashions for Men
    2 The Fatal Weakness
    2 Finding Neverland
    2 The Fortress of Solitude
    2 Found
    2 The Iceman Cometh
    2 The King and I
    2 The Lion
    2 My Mañana Comes
    2 Pretty Filthy
    2 Tamburlaine the Great
    2 The Wayside Motor Inn
    2 You Can’t Take It With You
    1 Application Pending
    1 Atomic
    1 The Belle of Amherst
    1 Big Love
    1 Catch Me!
    1 Donagoo
    1 Everybody Gets Cake
    1 Every Brilliant Thing
    1 Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!
    1 Generations
    1 Ghost Quartet
    1 Ghosts
    1 Gigi
    1 I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard
    1 The Human Symphony
    1 Into the Woods
    1 It’s Only a Play
    1 John & Jen
    1 Just Jim Dale
    1 Lennon: Through a Glass Onion
    1 Lonesome Traveler
    1 Kill Me Like You Mean It
    1 Lives of the Saints
    1 An Octoroon
    1 The Other Mozart
    1 Pageant
    1 The Pianist of Willesden Lane
    1 The Pigeoning
    1 Pocatello
    1 Queen of the Night
    1 The Rap Guide to Religion
    1 Rasheeda Speaking
    1 Rocket to the Moon
    1 Rococo Rouge
    1 Skylight
    1 Sticks and Bones
    1 To the Bone
    1 The Village Bike
    1 A Walk in the Woods
    1 Wiesenthal

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    SamEckmann
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    Im still not sure how Kelli O’Hara managed to miss here. (Though I’m very happy for Kate Baldwin, one fo my favorites). A few productions dominated, with most shows present just getting one or two nominations. And they seem to have backtracked from the last couple years and included more Off-Broadway shows. Interesting list, but in terms of looking at thema as a Tony precursor…it only confuses things instead of solidifying.  

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Wow, NO Kelli O’Hara!?!?! The King and I got a whopping 2 nominations!

    Lots of love for off-broadway this year!

    Thrilled that The Visit got 7 nominations (was hoping for a Costume Design nomination for Ann Hould-Ward though)!

    Hamilton gets three acting nominations!

    Loved Side Show getting 5 nominations, inlcuding Bill Condon and Erin Davie! (:

    Honeymoon In Vegas rebounds with 5 nominations.

    Christian Borle in Featured Actor and Tyne Daly in Featured Actress

    So much to process…

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    Im still not sure how Kelli O’Hara managed to miss here. (Though I’m very happy for Kate Baldwin, one fo my favorites). A few productions dominated, with most shows present just getting one or two nominations. And they seem to have backtracked from the last couple years and included more Off-Broadway shows. Interesting list, but in terms of looking at thema as a Tony precursor…it only confuses things instead of solidifying.  

    The only thing it solidifies for me is my belief that Chita Rivera will win the Tony in June. But yes, lots of confusion. Ryan Silverman and Erin Davie for Side Show, Julie Halston for You Can’t Take It With You, Lisa Howard, Tyne Daly and Josh Grisetti for It Shoulda Been You, K. Todd Freeman and Julie White for Airline Highway, Matthew Morrison and Carolee Carmello for Finding Neverland, Nancy Opel for Honeymoon in Vegas, Elizabeth Stanley for On the Town… I have to rethink some of my predictions but I am waiting for the final committee meeting to learn about category placements for the last few shows of the season!

    Hoping The Visit gets RAVES tonight! (:

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    SamEckmann
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    The Visit should get a few raves, but prepare for the reviews to run the entire gamut from raves to pans. Its a divisive show. Critics arent voters, and this is a show where the few pans its liekly to receive wont affect the nominations it gets. 

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    Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Leslie Odom Jr. Hamilton

    Just hand them the damn award right NOW!!! RIIIGHT NOW!!! 

    (I’ve loved Renne since she was on One Life To Live)  

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    This does not hinder O’Hara’s chances of winning. In past years, Lena Hall, Patina Miller, Gabriel Ebert, Steve Kazee, Levi Kreiss, the three Billy Elliot’s (were they eligible?) and numerous others have won the Tony without even being nominated for the Drama Desk.

    I would imagine Chita has the edge for the DD since they seemed to really like The Visit, which I think can also win music/lyrics. On the Twentieh Century will probably win for Best Revival, unless they decide to shock everybody and go with The King and I.

    Is d’Arcy James a lock for Musical Actor since Cerveris is ineligible and Rob McClure snubbed (despite a random but deserved nod for Nancy Opel)? Or could Lin-Manuel Miranda take it? Hell, could Hamilton sweep? 

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    Djoko
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    These nominations are so wacky. It looks like the precursors won’t help us at all this year. Best Actress for these is going to go to Kristen Chenowith. Also, Chita will NOT win the Tony. Look for Hamilton to sweep here.

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    Kelli O’Hara snubbed? What the hell?

    Not worried though as someone mentioned, a lot of Tony winners were snubbed here. Most recently, Patina Miller. 

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    I’m curious about the Supporting Actress in a Musical category.  Do you think Renee Elise Goldsberry is a shoo-in, or can Elizabeth Stanley upset?

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