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The 82nd Annual Drama League Awards & League’s Centennial 2016 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

The 82nd Annual Drama League Awards was held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, Friday, May 20, 2016, hosted by Megan Hilty and Zachary Levi. The Guest Presenter was six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. Judith Light served as the lead of the Drama League Directors Project. Please see the list of winners below and our photo gallery.

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Lupita Nyong’o of Broadway’s Eclipsed, NY, May 20, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

The Annual Drama League Awards honor outstanding productions, distinguished performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League is celebrating their centennial this year: 1916-2016.

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All Photographs by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

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Drama League Award for Outstanding Play: The Humans
Drama League Award Outstanding Revival of a Play: A View From The Bridge
Drama League Award Outstanding Musical: Hamilton
Drama League Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical: The Color Purple
Distinguished Performance Award: One winner is selected from this category. The recipient can only receive this award once during his or her career.
WINNER:  Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda received the Distinguished Performance Award.
Nominee List:
Nina Arianda, Fool for Love
Annaleigh Ashford, Sylvia
Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Reed Birney, The Humans
Alex Brightman, School of Rock, The Musical
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Timothee Chalamet, Prodigal Son
Kelley Curran, The Dingdong
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Khris Davis, The Royale
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Georgia Engel, John
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully Committed
Lynda Gravatt, Skeleton Crew
Michael C. Hall, Lazarus
Anne Hathaway, Grounded
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Jackie Hoffman, Once Upon a Mattress
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Jennifer Hudson, The Color Purple
Marin Ireland, Ironbound
Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Tuck Everlasting
Leslie Kritzer, The Robber Bridegroom
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey into Night
Judith Light, Therese Raquin
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Kristine Nielsen, Hir
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible
Annette O’Toole, Southern Comfort
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Phylicia Rashad, Head of Passes
Sam Rockwell, Fool for Love
Thomas Jay Ryan, 10 Out of 12
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey into Night
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime and John
Mark Strong, A View from the Bridge
Cicely Tyson, The Gin Game
Michael Urie, Shows for Days
Ana Villafane, On Your Feet!
Benjamin Walker, American Psycho
Nicola Walker, A View from the Bridge
Ben Whishaw, The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird
The Drama League also wishes to acknowledge the previous recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award who appeared in New York productions this season. As the Award can only be won once in a performer’s lifetime, they are ineligible this season. Their exemplary work, however, is recognized and applauded.
James Earl Jones, The Gin Game
Patti LuPone, Shows For Days
Frank Langella, The Father
Mary-Louise Parker, Heisenberg
Mrk Rylance, Nice Fish
Sam Waterston, The Tempest
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
Sheldon Harnick
Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Deaf West Theatre
Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Ivo van Hove

 Please see our previous article with the nominees announced.

https://undertheduvetproductions.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/the-drama-league-2016-awards-nominees-announced-by-photojournalist-lisa-pacino/

Please note at their request, the productions of Shuffle Along and Cirque du Soleil: Paramour will be considered eligible in the 2016-2017 season.

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The Drama League is celebrating their centennial this year: 1916-2016.

REMINDER: If you wish to share any of our photographs for Social Media and/or personal use they are not to be altered in any way. They must be used “as is”, with photo name credit, not cropped, no filters, or adjusted. They are not to be used in collages or any other formats. If needed for commercial and/or promotional use please email us to license. Thank you. Email: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

Lisa Pacino and Under The Duvet Productions are based in New York. Photography services are available worldwide. If you wish to book photography services, receive information, and/or license images for commercial and/or promotional use please E-mail: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

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