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DRAMA DESK AWARDS 08

Paulo Szot
Patti Lupone

South Pacific heads list of 2007/2008 Drama Desk Awards, with 5 honors followed by August: Osage County, Gypsy and Passing Strange with 3 each. Boeing-Boeing, Les Liaison Dangereuses, Sunday In The Park With George and The 39 Steps are other multiple winners with 2 each. Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Paulo Szot (South Pacific), Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County) and Mark Rylance (Boeing- Boeing) Win Top Acting Awards
Photography: Barry Gordin

Paulo Szot
Patti Lupone

South Pacific heads list of 2007/2008 Drama Desk Awards, with 5 honors followed by August: Osage County, Gypsy and Passing Strange with 3 each. Boeing-Boeing, Les Liaison Dangereuses, Sunday In The Park With George and The 39 Steps are other multiple winners with 2 each. Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Paulo Szot (South Pacific), Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County) and Mark Rylance (Boeing- Boeing) Win Top Acting Awards
Photography: Barry Gordin

2007/2008 DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNERS
Outstanding Play: August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

Mark Rylance

Outstanding Musical: Passing Strange
Outstanding Revival of a Play: Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti
Outstanding Revival of a Musical: South Pacific by Rodgers &Hammerstein
Outstanding Revue: Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening
Outstanding Actor in a Play: Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing)
Outstanding Actress in a Play: Deanna Dunagan (August: OsageCounty)
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Paolo Szot (South Pacific)
Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Patti LuPone (Gypsy)
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Conleth Hill (The Seafarer)
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Linda Lavin (The New Century)
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Boyd Gaines (Gypsy)

Linda Lavin

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Laura Benanti (Gypsy)
Outstanding Director of a Play: Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County)
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Bartlett Sher (South Pacific)
Outstanding Choreography: Rob Ashford (Cry Baby The Musical)
Outstanding Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange)
Outstanding Lyrics: Stew(Passing Strange)
Outstanding Book of a Musical; Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu)
Outstanding Orchestrations: Jason Carr (Sunday in the Park with George)
Outstanding Set Design of a PlaY: Scott Pask (Les Liaison Dangereuses)

Robert Blume, Laura Benanti

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical: Michael Yeargan (South Pacific)
Outstanding Costume Design:Katrina Lindsay (Les Liaison Dangereuses)
Outstanding Lighting Design: Kevin Adams (The 39 Steps)
Outstanding Sound Design: Scott Lehrer (South Pacific)
Outstanding Projection and Video Design:Timothy Bird & Kniferidge Network
Outstanding Solo Performance: Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood))
Unique Theatrical Experience: The 39 Steps
In addition, the following non-competitive awards were presented:

Outstanding Ensemble Performances: The cast of The Homecoming
The cast of The Dining Room

James Earl Jones
Edward Albee

To Edward Albee in his 80th year, whose provocative plays, including this season’s Peter and Jerry, enrich the American theater.
To James Earl Jones, a commanding force on the stage for nearly half a century.

 


Elysabeth Kleinhans

To 59E59 Theaters whose imaginative curatorial vision has created a stimulating environment to nurture a diverse range of artists.
To Playwrights Horizons for ongoing support to generations of theater artists and undiminished commitment to producing new work.

Paulo Szot, Patti Lupone
Randie Levine-Miller, Faith Prince
William & Lilian Wolf, Douglas Denoff
Douglas Denoff
Laura Benanti
Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane