Drama League Award 2020 Nominations and Gratitude Awards video

Below are the nominations for the 86th annual Drama League Awards, which were announced during the once-only Gratitude Awards on April 30th*. Below the list of nominations is the complete video of the Gratitude Awards, including the announcement (which starts at around 1:09). The winners will be announced sometime in June.

Don’t know the difference between the awards of the Drama League and the Drama Desk and the New York Drama Critics Circle? Read my guide to the 2020 New York Theater Awards 

Cambodian Rock Band
Signature Theatre Company Directed by Chay Yew Written by Lauren Yee

Dana H.
Directed by Les Waters Written by Lucas Hnath Vineyard Theatre

Grand Horizons
Directed by Leigh Silverman Written by Bess Wohl
Second Stage/Helen Hayes Theater

The Hot Wing King
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III Written by Katori Hall
Signature Theatre Company

The Inheritance
Directed by Stephen Daldry Written by Matthew Lopez Barrymore Theatre

The Michaels
Written and Directed by Richard Nelson Public Theater

Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow
Directed by Trip Cullman Written by Halley Feiffer MCC Theater

One in Two
Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb Written by Donja R. Love
The New Group

Sea Wall/A Life
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Written by Simon Stephens/Nick Payne Hudson Theater

Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel Written by Theresa Rebeck
MCC Theater

Slave Play
Directed by Robert O’Hara
Written by Jeremy O. Harris
New York Theatre Workshop/John Golden Theatre

Directed by Colette Robert Written by Zora Howard Page 73

Girl from the North Country
Directed by Conor McPherson
Book by Conor McPherson, Music and Lyrics by Bob Dylan Belasco Theatre

Jagged Little Pill
Directed by Diane Paulus
Music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, Lyrics by Alanis Morissette, Book by Diablo Cody Broadhurst Theatre

Moulin Rouge!
Directed by Alex Timbers
Book by John Logan, Music and Lyrics by Various Artists Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Directed by Annie Tippe Written by Dave Malloy Signature Theatre Company

The Secret Life of Bees
Directed by Sam Gold
Book by Lynn Nottage, Music by Duncan Sheik, Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead Atlantic Theater Company

Sing Street
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Book by Enda Walsh, Music and Lyrics by Gary Clark and John Carney New York Theatre Workshop

Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Soft Power
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Book and Lyrics by David Henry Hwang, Music and Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori Public Theater

A Strange Loop
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson Playwrights Horizons

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Book by Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Music by Various Artists Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Directed by Jamie Lloyd Written by Harold Pinter Jacobs Theatre

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner Written by Ntozake Shange
Public Theater

Fires in the Mirror
Directed by Saheem Ali
Written by Anna Deavere Smith Signature Theatre Company

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune
Directed by Arin Arbus Written by Terrence McNally Broadhurst Theatre

Judgment Day
Directed by Richard Jones
Written by Ödön von Horváth, Adapted by Christopher Shinn Park Avenue Armory

Directed by Simon Stone
Written by Simon Stone after Euripides Brooklyn Academy of Music

Native Son
Directed by Seret Scott
Written by Nambi E. Kelley, based on the novel by Richard Wright The Acting Company

The Rose Tattoo
Directed by Trip Cullman Written by Tennessee Williams Roundabout Theatre Company

A Soldier’s Play
Directed by Kenny Leon Written by Charles Fuller Roundabout Theatre Company

The Woman in Black
Directed by Robin Herford
Written by Stephen Mallatratt, based on the novel by Susan Hill The McKittrick Hotel

Enter Laughing
Directed by Stuart Ross
Book by Joseph Stein, Music and Lyrics by Stan Daniels York Theatre Company

Little Shop of Horrors
Directed by Michael Mayer
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken Westside Theatre

Rock of Ages
Directed by Kristin Hanggi
Book by Chris D’Arienzo, Music and Lyrics by Various Artists New World Stages

The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Directed by Kathleen Marshall
Book and New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson The Transport Group

West Side Story
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Broadway Theatre

David Acton, The Woman in Black
Jeffrey Bean, Dublin Carol
Ato Blankson-Wood, The Rolling Stone and Slave Play
Christian Borle, Little Shop of Horrors
Danielle Brooks, Much Ado About Nothing
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
Rose Byrne, Medea
Len Cariou, Harry Townsend’s Last Stand
Patrice Johnson Chevannes, runboyrun & In Old Age
Liza Colón-Zayas, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
Kate del Castillo, the way she spoke
Edmund Donovan, Greater Clements
Raúl Esparza, Seared
Francesca Faridany, The Half-Life of Marie Curie
Halley Feiffer, The Pain of My Belligerence
Danyel Fulton, Broadbend, Arkansas
Annie Golden, Broadway Bounty Hunter
Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Where We Stand
David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play
Jonathan Groff, Little Shop of Horrors
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance
Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens
Galen Ryan Kane, Native Son
Brittney Mack, Six
April Matthis, Toni Stone
Susannah Millonzi, The Crucible
Kate Mulgrew, The Half-Life of Marie Curie
Joe Ngo, Cambodian Rock Band
Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.
Brenock O’Connor, Sing Street
Okwui Okpokwasili, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge!
Larry Owens, A Strange Loop
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
Chris Perfetti, Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow
Ben Porter, The Woman in Black
Isaac Powell, West Side Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Height of the Storm
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
Michael Shannon, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Marisa Tomei, The Rose Tattoo
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play
Michael Urie, Grand Horizons
Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Michael Benjamin Washington, Fires in the Mirror
Portia, Stew

*In a bit of confusion, I initially thought the Gratitude Awards had replaced the Drama League Awards this year, but it’s now clear that the Drama League had only replaced its awards ceremony rather than the awards themselves.

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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