‘The Ferryman’ and ‘Tootsie’ Score Multiple Wins at 2019 Drama Desk Awards

Other notable winners include ‘The Waverly Gallery’, which lands Outstanding Revival of a Play, and ‘The Cher Show’ designer Bob Mackie who nabs Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical.

AceShowbiz -“The Ferryman” and “Tootsie” were among the top winners at the 2019 Drama Desk Awards in New York City on Sunday night (June 02).

Jez Butterworth’s “The Ferryman” was named Outstanding Play, while Sam Mendes picked up the award for Outstanding Director of a Play, and Tom Glynn-Carney took home the title of Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.

The production was also awarded Outstanding Sound Design in a Play.

The stage adaptation of “Tootsie”, based on Dustin Hoffman‘s 1982 movie about a struggling actor who dons drag to land a top gig on a soap opera, was another four-time winner, with Santino Fontana picking up the Outstanding Actor in a Musical honour, Robert Horn landing Outstanding Book of a Musical, and David Yazbek scoring two prizes for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics.

Meanwhile, “The Prom” was crowned Outstanding Musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” won Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play went to “The Waverly Gallery”, and its star, Elaine May, claimed Outstanding Actress in a Play.

“Uncle Vanya” star Jay O. Sanders was awarded Outstanding Actor in a Play, Stephanie J. Block claimed Outstanding Actress in a Musical for “The Cher Show”, “To Kill A Mockingbird” star Celia Keenan-Bolger was named Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical went to Ali Stroker for “Oklahoma!”.

“Hadestown” star Andre De Shields earned Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, while the show also earned Rachel Chavkin the Outstanding Director of a Musical honour.

Other notable awards went to famed designer Bob Mackie for Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical for “The Cher Show”, and “Kiss Me Kate” choreographer Warren Carlyle for Outstanding Choreography.

The annual Drama Desk Awards, which celebrate productions both on and Off Broadway, were hosted by actor Michael Urie at Manhattan’s Town Hall.

Here are the full list of the 2019 Drama Desk Awards winners:

  • Outstanding Play: “The Ferryman”, by Jez Butterworth
  • Outstanding Musical: “The Prom”
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play: “The Waverly Gallery”
  • Outstanding Revival of a Musical: “Fiddler on the Roof”, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Off-Broadway
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play: Jay O. Sanders, “Uncle Vanya”
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play: Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery”
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Santino Fontana, “Tootsie”
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Tom Glynn-Carney, “The Ferryman”
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill A Mockingbird”
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Andre De Shields, “Hadestown”
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
  • Outstanding Director of a Play: Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman”
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown”
  • Outstanding Choreography presented by LaDuca Shoes: Warren Carlyle, “Kiss Me Kate”
  • Outstanding Music presented by Music Theatre International: David Yazbek, “Tootsie”
  • Outstanding Lyrics presented by Music Theatre International: David Yazbek, Tootsie
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical presented by Music Theatre International: Robert Horn, “Tootsie”
  • Outstanding Orchestrations: Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
  • Outstanding Music in a Play: Jason Michael Webb and Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy”
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Play: Matt Saunders, “Daddy”
  • Outstanding Set Design for a Musical presented by Hudson Scenic Studio: David Korins, “Beetlejuice”
  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Play: Toni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”
  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical: Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show”
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play: Amith Chandrashaker, “Boesman and Lena”
  • Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical presented by Production Resource Group: Bradley King, “Hadestown”
  • Outstanding Projection Design: Peter England, “King Kong”
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play: Nick Powell, “The Ferryman”
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown”
  • Outstanding Wig and Hair Design: Charles G. LaPointe, “The Cher Show”
  • Outstanding Solo Performance: Mike Birbiglia, “The New One”
  • Unique Theatrical Experience: “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”, Theater Latte Da/Laura Little Theatrical Productions / Sheen Center
  • Outstanding Fight Choreography: Claire Warden, “Slave Play”
  • Outstanding Puppet Design: Sonny Tilders, “King Kong”

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