The Drama League Awards 2014 – Nominees

Drama League Awards

The Drama League Awards 2014 – Nominees

The Drama League Awards are presented by The Drama League. The winners will be announced at a luncheon hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson on May 16. For background about the Drama League Awards and other theater awards, click here.

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play

All That Fall

59 East 59 Theatres
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Produced by 59E59 Theaters, Richard Darbourne Limited, Jermyn Street Theatre

All The Way

Neil Simon Theatre
By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Bill Rauch
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, Gutterman Chernoff, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Will Trice

Casa Valentina

Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
By Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Joe Mantello
Artistic director: Lynne Meadow; Executive producer: Barry Grove
By special arrangement with producers Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick M. Zollo, The Shubert Organization


Lincoln Center Theater/Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
By Bruce Norris
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
Artistic director: Andre Bishop; Managing director: Adam Siegel; Executive Director of Development and Planning: Hattie K. Jutagir

Mothers and Sons

Golden Theatre
By Terrence McNally
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Produced by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner and Debbie Bisno, Barbara Freitag and Loraine Alterman Boyle, Hunter Arnold, Paul Boskind, Ken Davenport, LAMS Productions, Mark Lee and Ed Filipowski, Roberta Pereira/Brunish-Trinchero, Sanford Robertson, Tom Smedes & Peter Stern, Jack Thomas/Susan Dietz

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

Playwrights Horizons
By Anne Washburn
Directed by Steve Cosson
Artistic Director: Tim Sanford; Managing Director: Leslie Marcus; General Manager: Carol Fishman

The Open House

Signature Theatre Company
By Will Eno
Directed by Oliver Butler
Founding Artistic Director: James Houghton; Executive Director: Erika Mallin

The Realistic Joneses

Lyceum Theatre
By Will Eno
Directed by Sam Gold
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich, Susan Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Andy Sandberg, Scott M. Delman, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, CandyWendyJamie Productions, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Finn Moellenberg Productions, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jay Franke, Gesso Productions, Grimaldi Astrachan Hello Entertainment, Meg Herman, Mara Smigel Rutter Productions, KM-R&D, Will Trice, in association with Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

After Midnight

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Conceived by Jack Viertel
Directed by Warren Carlyle
Produced by Scott Sanders Productions, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Furman, Candy Spelling, Starry Night Entertainment, Hal Newman, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, James L. Nederlander, Robert K. Kraft, Catherine and Fred Adler, Robert Appel, Jeffrey Bolton, Scott M. Delman, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sandy Block, Carol Fineman, in association with Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, Stephen and Ruth Hendel, and Tom Kirdahy


New Amsterdam Theatre
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book and Additional Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Directed by Casey Nicholaw
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, director Thomas Schumacher

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Book by Douglas McGrath, Music by Barry Mann and Carole King, Lyrics by Cynthia Weil and Gerry Goffin
Directed by Marc Bruni
Produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish & Trinchero, Jeremiah J. Harris, producers

The Bridges of Madison County

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Book by Marsha Norman, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, Jerry Frankel, Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Michael DeSantis, Aaron Priest, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Glick Stuart, Scott M. Delman, Independent Presenters Network, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Caiola Productions, Remmel T. Dickinson, Ken Greiner, David Lancaster, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Will Trice, with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures and The Shubert Organization in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival

Bullets Over Broadway

St. James Theatre
Book by Woody Allen, Music Adaptation and Additional Lyrics by Glen Kelly
Directed by Susan Stroman
Produced by Letty Aronson, Julian Schlossberg, Edward Walson, Leroy Schector, Roy Furman, Broadway Across America, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Jacki Barlia Florin, Harold Newman and Jujamcyn Theaters

Fun Home

The Public Theater
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Directed by Sam Gold
Artistic Director: Oskar Eustis; Executive Director: Patrick Willingham

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder

Walter Kerr Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Robert L.  Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Produced by Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Catherine and Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy, Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell, Michael T. Cohen/Joe Strola, Joseph and Carson Gleberman/William Megevick, Green State Productions, Robert Greenblatt, in association with Hartford Stage and The Old Globe

Murder For Two

Second Stage Theatre/New World Stages
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian, Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Artistic Director: Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman; Executive Director: Casey Reitz; Associate Artistic Director: Christopher Burney; Produced by Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson


Winter Garden Theatre
Book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Alex Timbers
Produced by Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Shubert Organization, Kevin King-Templeton, James L. Nederlander and Terry Allen Kramer, Roy Furman, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Zane Tankel, Lucky Champions, Scott Delman, JFL Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Latitude Link, Waxman/Shin/Bergère, Lauren Stevens/Josh Goodman

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Cort Theatre
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Michael Grandage
Produced by Michael Grandage Company, Arielle Tepper Madover, L.T.D. Productions, Stacey Mindich, Starry Night Entertainment, Scott M. Delman, Martin McCallum, Stephanie P. McClelland, Zeilinger Productions and The Shubert Organization

The Glass Menagerie

Booth Theatre
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by John Tiffany
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr., Jerry Frankel, Lou Spisto/Lucky VIII, Infinity Stages, Scott M. Delman, Jam Theatricals, Mauro Taylor, Rebecca Gold, Michael Palitz, Charles E. Stone, Will Trice, Gfour Productions

Good Person of Szechwan

The Public Theater
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by John Willett
Directed by Lear deBessonet
Produced by The Foundry Theatre (Co-Producer/Founder: Melanie Joseph); Presented by The Public Theater, (Artistic Director: Oskar Eustis; Executive Director: Patrick Willingham)

The Mutilated

The New Ohio Theatre
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Cosmin Chivu
Produced by Beth Bartley Productions, Thomas Keith and New Ohio Theatre (Artistic Director: Robert Lyons)

Of  Mice and Men

Longacre Theatre
By John Steinbeck
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
Produced by David Binder, Kate Lear, Darren Bagert, Adam Zotovich, Latitude Link/Piedmont Productions, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Marc Turtletaub, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman, Marianne Mills/Jayne Baron Sherman, Martin Massman, Judy Kent/Wendy Knudsen, Kevin Niu, Michael Watt, and The Shubert Organization

A Raisin in the Sun

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Kenny Leon
Produced by Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Eli Bush, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Ruth Hendel, Sonia Friedman/Tulchin Bartner, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino, Joey Parnes, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Belasco Theatre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Carroll
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, Roger Berlind, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals, 1001 Nights Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Jane Bergère, Paula Marie Black, Rupert Gavin, Stephanie P. McClelland, Shakespeare’s Globe Centre USA, Max Cooper, Tanya Link Productions and Shakespeare Road

Waiting For Godot

Cort Theatre
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Sean Mathias
Produced by Stuart Thompson, Nomango Productions, Jon B. Platt, Elizabeth Williams/Jack M. Dalgleish, producers

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Belasco Theatre
Book by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Michael Mayer
Produced by David Binder, Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel, Saron Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall and The Shubert Organization

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Circle in the Square Theatre
by Lanie Robertson
Directed by Lonny Price
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jessica Genick, Will Trice, Ronald Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Roger Berlind, Ken Grenier, Gabrielle Palitz, Irene Gandy, Gfour Productions

Les Misérables

Imperial Theatre
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French Text by Alain Boubilil and Jean-Marc Natel
Directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh


Roundabout Theatre Company/American Airlines Theatre
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Artistic Director: Todd Haimes; Managing Director: Harold Wolpert; Executive Director: Julia Levy

Distinguished Performance Award

One winner is selected from this category.  The recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career.

Reed Birney, Casa Valentina

Steven Boyer, Hand to God

Zach Braff, Bullets over Broadway

Arnie Burton, The Mystery of Irma Vep

Michael Cerveris, Fun Home

Nick Cordero, Bullets over Broadway

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Alan Cumming, Cabaret

Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons

Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin

Gabriel Ebert, Casa Valentina

Carson Elrod, The Heir Apparent

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, The Comedy of Errors

Sutton Foster, Violet

James Franco, Of Mice and Men

Peter Friedman, The Open House

Michael C. Hall, The Realistic Joneses

Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Joshua Henry, Violet

James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun

Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables

Andy Karl, Rocky

Adriane Lenox, After Midnight

Tracy Letts, The Realistic Joneses

Zachary Levi, First Date

Sydney Lucas, Fun Home

Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan

Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Idina Menzel, If/Then

Laurie Metcalf, Domesticated

Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men

Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn

Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County

Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Zachary Quinto, The Glass Menagerie

Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, How I Learned What I Learned

Margo Seibert, Rocky

Robert Sella, The Mystery of Irma Vep

Tony Shalhoub, Act One

Jennifer Simard, Disaster!

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Patrick Stewart, Waiting for Godot

John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf

Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun

Michelle Williams, Cabaret 

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater (non-competitive)

Barbara Cook

Unique Contribution to the Theater

Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America: John Gore

Founders Award for Excellence in Direction

John Tiffany