Urinetown and Metamorphoses won the 2002 Drama League Awards for Best Play and Musical, with The Crucible seizing the honor for best revival. Liam Neeson, the star of The Crucible, was cited for Distinguished Performance.
The Drama League Award is the nation's oldest acting honor, first presented in 1935, predating the Tony Awards by 12 years. The Drama League's national membership votes for the performance and production awards in the days preceding the event. Proceeds from the Annual Awards Luncheon support The Drama League Directors Project.
The Drama League is devoted to supporting and strengthening theatre in America by broadening and stimulating the audience for quality theatre and by developing emerging talents for careers in the theatre.