Bobby Cannavale (Mauritius), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba), Rosie Perez (The Ritz), Martha Plimpton (Cymbeline) and Patrick Stewart (Macbeth) are the first performers to be named as honorary co-chairs for the annual event.
The Drama League Awards, according to press notes, "pay tribute to the season's best performers by including the nominees of The Distinguished Performance Award on a dais." Approximately 60 stars from the 2007-08 Broadway and Off-Broadway season, including the honorary co-chairs, will be honored.
The Drama League also presents four other awards: Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Revival of a Musical.
Nominations will be announced April 22.
Tickets for the 74th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony are now available by calling (212) 244-9494 ext. 5 or by visiting www.DramaLeague.org.
Founded in 1916, the Drama League is an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to "encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre’s premiere service organization."