Butz, Ebersole and Bell to Announce Drama League Award Nominations

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Tony Award winners Norbert Leo Butz and Christine Ebersole as well as [title of show] creator-star Hunter Bell will announce the nominations for the 74th Annual Drama League Awards.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

The three actors will announce the nominees April 22 at 10:30 AM ET at Sardi's Restaurant.

As previously announced, the 74th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will be held May 16 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriot Marquis Hotel.

Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will host the awards, co-chaired by Bobby Cannavale (Mauritius), Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood), Peter Gallagher (The Country Girl), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Laura Linney (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba), Rosie Perez (The Ritz), Martha Plimpton (Cymbeline) and Patrick Stewart (Macbeth).

Paul Gemignani, Barlett Sher and Ellen Stewart will be honored by the Drama League with Specialty Awards. Renowned Broadway conductor, musical director and frequent Sondheim collaborator Gemignani (Follies, Pacific Overtures, Passion, Evita, Dreamgirls) will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award, while Tony nominee Sher (The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing!, South Pacific) will receive the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing. LaMaMa e.t.c. founder Ellen Stewart will be feted with the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award.

Also presented during the luncheon will be the Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Revival of a Musical awards.

Tickets for the 74th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony are now available by calling (212) 244-9494 ext. 5 or by visiting www.DramaLeague.org.


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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