Mitchell (Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) and Huffman (The Producers, Will Rogers Follies) will announce the nominees beginning at 9:30 AM. Joining the Broadway veterans will be Drama Desk Awards president William Wolf, executive producer Robert R. Blume, nominating committee chairperson Barbara Siegel and special events director Randie Levine-Miller.
As previously reported, Patti LuPone will host the May 23 awards ceremony at the LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center.
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.