Leading the pack was the new musical LoveMusik, which garnered 12 nominations, including one for Outstanding Musical. Four other productions received 10 nominations apiece: Curtains, Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening and The Coast of Utopia. The nominees, which can include Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, gathered to celebrate their achievements.
The Drama Desk, which presented its first awards in 1955, is an organization of theatre critics, writers and editors that honors all areas of New York theatre.
At left (from top): Michael Cerveris; Annie Parisse; Kevin Spacey and Eve Best; Frank Langella; Arian Moayed and Tom Ridgely; David Pittu; Eylon Nuphar and Boaz Berman; William Ivey Long and Catherine Zuber; Liev Schreiber; Orlagh Cassidy and Ciarán O'Reilly; Kristin Chenoweth; Doug Hughes; Boyd Gaines; Martha Plimpton; Steven Sater, Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff; Angela Christian and Thomas Kail; Gavin Lee and Ashley Brown; Donna Murphy; Terrence McNally; Arthur King and Scott Brown; Nilaja Sun; Barbara Walsh; Iris Bahr; Jan Maxwell and Xanthe Elbrick.
photos by Aubrey Reuben