Drama League Awards Set for May 9; Noms Announced April 28

News   Drama League Awards Set for May 9; Noms Announced April 28 The 2003 Drama League Awards ceremony will be held at 1 PM May 9 at the usual location, Midtown's Grand Hyatt. Nominations for the prizes will be revealed on April 28.

Harvey Fierstein will be host of the event.  Cherry Jones, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Dick Latessa will serve as honorary co-chairs. The League promises 50 theatre stars are to be in attendance.

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.

Sweet Smell of Success star John Lithgow manned the podium at the May 10 Drama League soiree. Kathleen Chalfant and Marian Seldes served as honorary co-chairs of the event.

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.