The yearly awards—which were first presented in 1955—“are the only whose nominations honor Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and not-for-profit theater productions equally in multiple categories. The Drama Desk membership includes over 140 voting theater critics, reporters and editors,” according to a press release. For a full list of this year’s winners, click here.
At left, Fran Drescher (Some Girl(s)), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Idina Menzel, Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole), Brian F. O’Byrne (Shining City) and Jim Dale (The Threepenny Opera) are seen at the ceremony. Below, The History Boys’ Dominic Cooper, Russell Tovey and Samuel Barnett, as well as the cast of Stuff Happens, are seen at the 2006 Drama Desk Awards at the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.
Photos by Aubrey Reuben