April 8, 2020: New York theater is caught in a moment of exceptional uncertainty. In the face of this, the mission of the Drama Desk Awards – recognizing the thousands of artists and craftspeople who make up our community – has never been more urgent. Our organization is committed to honoring the outstanding work of this season as best we can, with safety the highest priority. The Drama Desk Awards nominating committee will regard Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as the conclusion of the 2019-20 theater season, and move forward with determination of award nominees. The nominations will be announced on April 21.
We anticipate announcing the awards online on Sunday, May 31, 2020, but all dates, as well as the form of the awards announcement, remain subject to change as events unfold in a region profoundly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.