2016 Drama League Awards: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton, The Humans


Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton won 2016 Drama League Awards, for  distinguished performance and Outstanding Musical, respectively. The Humans won for Outstanding Play. The Color Purple won best revival of a musical. A View from the Bridge won Outstanding Revival of a play.



Full list of nominees

A guide to the many NYC Theater Awards

“The Drama League also wishes to acknowledge the previous recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award who appeared in New York productions this season. As the Award can only be won once in a performer’s lifetime, they are ineligible this season. Their exemplary work, however, is recognized and applauded.”

James Earl Jones, The Gin Game
Patti LuPone, Shows For Days
Frank Langella, The Father
Mary-Louise Parker, Heisenberg
Mark Rylance, Nice Fish
Sam Waterston, The Tempest

Non-competitive Awards:

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre

Sheldon Harnick

Unique Contribution to the Theatre

Deaf West Theatre

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing

Ivo van Hove

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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