Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, “Ugly Betty”) and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, “Glee”) will announce the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com.
The nominations announcement news conference and the awards show will be live-streamed on www.TheaterMania.com.
“It is an honor to have Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison, both recognized by the Drama Desk for their excellent work on the New York stage, announce this year’s Drama Desk nominations,” said Gretchen Shugart. “We invite the industry and public to follow the nominations on TheaterMania.com’s live webcast from Feinstein’s/54 Below.”
The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, will be held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on June 5th.
For the fifth consecutive year, TheaterMania will present the awards ceremony and Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. The awards show will be written by Bill Rosenfield anddirected by Jack Cummings III (co-founder and artistic director of Transport Group).
Tickets to the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards are available to the general public at www.dramadeskawards.com.
In addition to Gretchen Shugart as Managing Executive Producer, Robert R. Blume and David S. Stone, in association with Renee McCurry, are Executive Producers of the Drama Desk Awards.