Gaynor, Cerveris, Bleu, Modine, Shields, Perez and Jordan to Present Drama Desk Awards

News   Gaynor, Cerveris, Bleu, Modine, Shields, Perez and Jordan to Present Drama Desk Awards
 
Mitzi Gaynor, Michael Cerveris and Corbin Bleu will be presenters for the 55th annual Drama Desk Awards, which will be hosted by Patti LuPone May 23 at LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center.

In addition to Gaynor ("South Pacific"), Cerveris (Sweeney Todd) and Bleu (In the Heights), Drama Desk presenters will include Matthew Modine (The Miracle Worker), Brooke Shields (Wonderful Town), Rosie Perez (The Ritz) and Leslie Jordan (My Trip Down the Pink Carpet).

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Cady Huffman will announce the 2010 Drama Desk nominees at 9:30 AM on May 3 at the New York Friars Club.

The Drama Desk is an organization of theatre critics, writers and editors that honors excellence in all areas of New York theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and not-for-profit.

The 2009-10 Nominating Committee includes chairperson Barbara Siegel, TalkinBroadway.com, Theatermania.com; Christopher Byrne, Gay City News; Patrick Christiano, Dan's Papers, Theaterlife.com; David Kaufman, freelance author; Gerard Raymond, Backstage, The Advocate; Richard Ridge, Broadway Beat TV; and Paulanne Simmons, CurtainUp.com and NYTheatre-wire.com.

The Drama Desk, organized in 1949, presented its first awards in 1955. William Wolf is president of the Drama Desk; Leslie (Hoban) Blake is vice president. For more information visit DramaDesk.

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