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2014 Drama Desk Red Carpet

 Stars of stage screen and tele

Susan Lyons, Jefferson Mays

vision turned out to walk the red carpet for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards held at The Town Hall on Sunday evening. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder dominated the evening taking home 7 awards including Outstanding Musical of the 2013-20014 season followed by Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which won 3 awards including Outstanding Actress in Musical for Jessie Mueller, the star who plays Carole King. The Drama Desk Awards presented by TheaterMania and hosted by a spirited Laura Bennati produced a tie in two categories; Outstanding Actor in a Musical and Outstanding Featured Actress in a play.

 Stars of stage screen and tele

Susan Lyons, Jefferson Mays

vision turned out to walk the red carpet for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards held at The Town Hall on Sunday evening. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder dominated the evening taking home 7 awards including Outstanding Musical of the 2013-20014 season followed by Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which won 3 awards including Outstanding Actress in Musical for Jessie Mueller, the star who plays Carole King. The Drama Desk Awards presented by TheaterMania and hosted by a spirited Laura Bennati produced a tie in two categories; Outstanding Actor in a Musical and Outstanding Featured Actress in a play. Jefferson Mays won for playing multiple roles in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and Neil Patrick Harris won as the mutilated transgendered Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which was also named Outstanding Revival of a Musical. And in the featured actress in a Musical category Anika Larsen and Lauren Worsham tied for the outstanding performances in Beautiful,: The Carole King Musical, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, respectively. Amongst the other show nominated the voters spread the awards around giving seven shows two awards each. In addition to Hedwig with two awards, All The Way by Robert Schenkkan was named Outstanding Play, and its star Bryan Cranston nabbed the Outstanding Actor in a play for his volcanic portrayal of LBJ. Others with two awards included After Midnight, which won for Outstanding Revue and Outstanding Choreography, Twelfth Night (Outstanding Revival of a Play), The Bridges of Madison County, The Glass Menagerie, and Rocky. For more on the 2014 Drama Desk Awards and a complete list of winners see the 2014 Drama Desk Awards.
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Photography By Barry Gordin

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