2019 Drama League Awards: Bryan Cranston, Hadestown, The Ferryman

Bryan Cranston won the distinguished performance award at the 85th annual Drama League Awards for his performance in Network, while Hadestown won best musical, and The Ferryman best play.

Distinguished performance award: Bryan Cranston

Outstanding production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway musical: Hadestown

Outstanding revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway musical: Kiss Me Kate

Outstanding production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway play: The Ferryman

Outstanding revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway play: The Waverly Gallery

 

2019 Drama League Award nominations

Check out my 2019 New York Theater Award Guide and Calendar

Non-competitive Awards
Kelli O’Hara, star of Kiss Me Kate
Alex Timbers, director of Beetlejuice
Taylor Mac, playwright of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

As the Distinguished Performance Award can only be awarded to an individual once in an artist’s lifetime, the League gave special recognition to six former recipients who appeared in productions this year but were deemed ineligible: Stockard Channing (Apologia), Glenn Close (Mother of the Maid), Glenda Jackson (King Lear), Cherry Jones (The Lifespan of a Fact), Nathan Lane (Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus), John Lithgow (Hillary and Clinton), Stephen Rea (Cyprus Avenue).

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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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