Both productions of The Wild Party were nominated for the Drama League Awards' Distinguished Production of a Musical in 2000. Michael John LaChiusa (far left) made it to Broadway and 1999 Oscar nominee Toni Colette (center, left) with his. Andrew Lippa (center, right) premiered his Wild Party at Manhattan Theatre Club with Brian d'Arcy James as Burrs, the alcoholic vaudeville clown. Contact and Copenhagen won the 2000 Drama League Awards for best musical and play, respectively. Kiss Me, Kate won the prize for best revival.