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Drama League Awards 2018

Idina Menzel honored at 84th Annual Drama League Awards and Glenda Jackson wins Distinguished Performance

May 19, 2018:  Glenda Jackson, who stars in the Broadway revival of Three Tall Women, won the coveted Distinguished Performance Award at the 2018 Drama League Awards, presented yesterday at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.  Her award, selected from 55 nominated performances, was the highlight of the  Awards Luncheon and can only be won once in a lifetime.

Honoree Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel honored at 84th Annual Drama League Awards and Glenda Jackson wins Distinguished Performance

May 19, 2018:  Glenda Jackson, who stars in the Broadway revival of Three Tall Women, won the coveted Distinguished Performance Award at the 2018 Drama League Awards, presented yesterday at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.  Her award, selected from 55 nominated performances, was the highlight of the  Awards Luncheon and can only be won once in a lifetime.

Glenda Jackson

Four productions were honored in the other competitive categories:

The Band’s Visit – Outstanding Production of Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child –  Outstanding Production of a  Broadway or Off-Broadway Play

My Fair Lady – Outstanding Production of a Revival a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

Angels in America – Outstanding  Production of a Revival of a Broadway or Off- Broadway Play

The 84th annual ceremony, hosted by Mean Girls trio Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, and Kate Rockwell,  also honored Idina Menzel with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award. Mean Girls director Casey Nicholaw was given the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, and the National Endowment for the Arts was acknowledged with the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award.

Photography: Barry Gordin

Host Kate Rockwell
Host Ashley Park
Host Taylor Louderman
Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley
“The Bands Visit”
“Harry Potter and The Cursed Child”
Lauren Ambrpse “My Fair Lady”
Elisa Davis
Alfie Fuller
Jocelyn Bioh
Maame Yaa Boafo
Kyle Jarrow
Lauren Ridloff
Erika Henningsen
Alex Newell
Charlie Stemp
Deirdre O’Connell
Haley Kilgore
Jelani Alladin, Patti Murin
Glenda Jackson
Ariana DeBose
Renee Fleming
Juan Castano
Patti Murin, Laura Benanti
Anthony Boyle
Patti Murin
Paul Sparks
Michael Park, Will Roland
Nathan Lane
Jessie Mueller
Scott Pask

Rebecca Night, Harry Hadden-Paton
Broadway HD / Event Chair Bonnie Comley, Senior Vice President, Universal Theatrical Group – ‎Universal Pictures Chris Herzberger
Condola Rashad
Josh Marquette, Casey Nickolaw
Torch Song
Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens
Angie L. Schworer, Josh Lamon, Caitlin Kinnunen
Trip Cullman
Trip Cullman, Carol Rothman, Casey Reitz
Harriet Harris
Chuk Iwuji
Anthony Edwards, John McGinty, Treshelle Edmond, Julee Cerda, Kenny Leon
Katy Sullivan
James McArdle
Michael Urie
Stan Ponte
Joshua Henry
Patricia Delgado, Justin Peck
Alexander Germignani
Laurie Metcalf
Billy Crudup
La Chanze
Katrina Lenk
Norbert Leo Butz
“Angels in America”
Honoree Casey Nicholaw
Tony Kushner, Jordan Roth
“Angels in America”
“The Band’s Visit”  Best Production of a Musical” Orin Wolf,  Jamie deRoy
Katrina Lenk, Patrick Christiano
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington, Bonnie Comley
Executive Artistic Director of The Drama League Gabriel Stelian-Shanks
National Endowment of the Arts Jane Chu
Hosts Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell
Hosts Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell
Honoree Idina Menzel Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater

Outstanding Performance Award Winner Glenda Jackson
Richie Jackson, Jordan Roth
Jano Herbosch, Michael Urie
John Douglas Thompson
Andrew Garfield
Jordan Roth
Kerry Butler
Tom Hollander
Isaac Powell, Dane Laffrey, Lea Salonga, Michael Arden
Ari’el Stachel