AWARDS SEASON 2022: Drama League Award Nominations

Let us be among the first to welcome you to the 2022 awards season! The first round of accolades come from the Drama League Awards. Co-Hosts Denée Benton & André De Shields announced this year’s nominees this morning, and this list of nominees has us smiling like in pre-pandemic days. In addition to the annual and special awards, for the first time, the League is also presenting awards to recognize direction of a play and musical. Who will win? You’ll have to wait till May 20 to find out; but don’t worry, the next set of nominees (for the Outer Critic Circle Awards) will be out tomorrow, so you don’t have to wait long for more awards coverage. Subscribe for updates to be among the first to know.

Congrats to all of the 2022 Drama League Award nominees:

Outstanding Production of a Musical
American Utopia
The Hang
Kimberly Akimbo
MJ: The Musical
Mr. Saturday Night
Mrs. Doubtfire
Oratorio for Living Things
Six
A Strange Loop
SUFFS

Outstanding Production of a Play
Clyde’s
Confederates
Dana H.
English
Hangmen
The Lehman Trilogy
Merry Wives
The Minutes
POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Prayer for the French Republic
Selling Kabul

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Assassins
Company
Caroline, or Change
Funny Girl
The Music Man

Outstanding Revival of a Play
American Buffalo
Cyrano de Bergerac
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
How I Learned to Drive
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Skeleton Crew
The Skin of Our Teeth
Take Me Out
Trouble in Mind

Outstanding Direction of a Play
Knud Adams, English
Saheem Ali, Merry Wives
Stori Ayers, Confederates
Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Matthew Dunster, Hangmen
Jamie Lloyd, Cyrano de Bergerac
Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
Tyne Rafaeli, Selling Kabul
Taylor Reynolds, Tambo & Bones
Les Waters, Dana H.
Kate Whoriskey, Clyde’s
Confederates

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
John Doyle, Assassins
Marianne Elliott, Company
Lee Sunday Evans, Oratorio For Living Things
Michael Mayer, Funny Girl
Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, Six
Leigh Silverman, SUFFS
Niegel Smith, The Hang
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ: The Musical
Jerry Zaks, The Music Man

Distinguished Performance Award
Uzo Aduba, Clyde’s
Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy
Shoshana Bean, Mr. Saturday Night
Gabby Beans, The Skin of Our Teeth
Victoria Clark, Kimberly Akimbo
Sharon D. Clarke, Caroline, or Change
Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night
Matt Doyle, Company
Rachel Dratch, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Edie Falco, Morning Sun
Tyler Fauntleroy, Tambo & Bones
Beanie Feldstein, Funny Girl
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Take Me Out
Sutton Foster, The Music Man Myles Frost, MJ: The Musical
Adrianna Hicks, Six
Marin Ireland, Morning Sun
Nikki M. James, SUFFS
Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde’s
Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square
LaChanze, Trouble in Mind
L Morgan Lee, A Strange Loop
Jane Lynch, Funny Girl
Taylor Mac, The Hang
Brittney Mack, Six
Ebony Marshall-Oliver, 7 Minutes
Elizabeth Marvel, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
James McAvoy, Cyrano de Bergerac
Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire
Kenita R. Miller, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Bonnie Milligan, Kimberly Akimbo
David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Plaza Suite
Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
Arturo Luis Soria, Ni Mi Madre
Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop
Cecily Strong, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Will Swenson, Assassins
Julie White, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Jesse Williams, Take Me Out
Michelle Wilson, Confederates

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater
Hugh Jackman

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Lileana Blain-Cruz

Contribution to the Theater Award
Billy Crystal

Gratitude Award
Willette Murphy Klausner

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