Williams and Urie to Co-Host Drama League Awards

News   Williams and Urie to Co-Host Drama League Awards "Ugly Betty" stars Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie will co-host the 76th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon May 21 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Vanessa Williams
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Williams is set to return to Broadway this spring in the Roundabout Theatre Company revue Sondheim on Sondheim, and Urie is currently starring Off-Broadway in John Marans' acclaimed drama The Temperamentals. The ceremony will take place at noon. The Drama League Awards, according to press notes, pay "tribute to the season's best performers by including the nominees of The Distinguished Performance Award on a dais." The upcoming ceremony will feature approximately 60-70 stars from the 2009-10 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

The Drama League also presents four other annual awards: Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Revival of a Musical.

Nominations for the Drama League Awards will be announced April 20 at Sardi's Restaurant.

Tickets for the ceremony will be available beginning March 1 by calling (212) 244-9494, ext. 5. Visit DramaLeague for more information.

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Founded in 1916, the Drama League is an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to "encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre’s premiere service organization."

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