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79th Drama League Awards

Nathan Lane

New York May 17, 2003: The Drama League announced the winners for the 79th Annual Drama League Awards at a star-studded luncheon hosted by Debra Messing and David Hyde Pierce in the ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Nathan Lane won the Drama League’s prestigious 2012-2013 Distinguished Performance Award for The Nance over a list of more than 50 nominees that included Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Tom Hanks, Bette Midler, and Alex Baldwin. KINKY BOOTS produced by Daryl Roth was honored as the season’s Distinguished Production of a Musical, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was named Distinguished Play, Pippin picked up Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was named Distinguished Revival of play.

Nathan Lane

New York May 17, 2003: The Drama League announced the winners for the 79th Annual Drama League Awards at a star-studded luncheon hosted by Debra Messing and David Hyde Pierce in the ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Nathan Lane won the Drama League’s prestigious 2012-2013 Distinguished Performance Award for The Nance over a list of more than 50 nominees that included Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Tom Hanks, Bette Midler, and Alex Baldwin. KINKY BOOTS produced by Daryl Roth was honored as the season’s Distinguished Production of a Musical, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was named Distinguished Play, Pippin picked up Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was named Distinguished Revival of play.

Bernadette Peters (Distinguished Ahievement in Musical Theatre Award)

 

In addition to the competitive categories, Tony®, Drama Desk® and Grammy® Award winner Bernadette Peters was honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award, Madison Square Garden Entertainment & the Rockettes were honored with the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award, and Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell was honored with The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, presented by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who also wrote the music and lyrics for Kinky Boots, which Jerry directed.
Photography: Barry Gordin
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Cicely Tyson “The Trip To Bountiful”

 

Alan Cumming
Tommy Tune
Berry Gordy “Motown”
Patina Miller “Pippin”
Bebe Neuwirth
David Hyde Pierce
Sigourney Weaver
“Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike” (Winner Best Production of a Play)
Patina Miller, Diane Paulus, Andrea Martin (“Pippin” Winner Best Revival of a Musical
Judith Light
Daryl Roth
Stark Sands, Hal Luftig, Daryl Roth, Jerry Mitchell, Annaleigh Ashford, Billy Porter
Bobby Carnavale, Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein
Holland Taylor “Ann”
Kristine Nielson
Debra Messing
Vanessa Williams
The Rockettes (Madison Square Garden Entertainment Unique Contribution To The Theatre)
Bernadette Peters, Barry Gordin
Judith Light, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams
Bertie Carvel ” Matilda, The Musical”
Constantine Maroulis “Jekyl & Hyde”
Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley
Stark Sands “Kinky Boots”
Billy Porter “Kinky Boots”
Jerry Mitchell (Founders Award for Excellence in Directing “Kinky Boots”)
Roger T. Danforth, Jano Herbosch, Gabrielle Shanks