AwardsGlenda Jackson, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Among 2018 Drama League Award WinnersThe annual ceremony, culminating in the presentation of the Distinguished Performance Award, took place May 18.
May 18, 2018
Glenda Jackson, who stars in the Broadway revival of Three Tall Women, took home the coveted Distinguished Performance Award at the 2018 Drama League Awards, presented May 18 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.
The category is the center point of the ceremony, which, first presented in 1922, is among the oldest theatrical honors in America. The distinction goes to one artist (55 were nominated this year) and can only be won once in an artist's lifetime.
Jackson is also Tony Award- and Drama Desk Award-nominated for her performance as "A" in the Edward Albee play. The production, also featuring Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill, will run through June 24 at the John Golden Theatre.
Four productions were also recognized in the additional competitive categories:
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL The Band's Visit
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL My Fair Lady
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY Angels in America
As previously announced, the 84th annual ceremony, hosted byMean Girls trio Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, and Kate Rockwell, honored Idina Menzel with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award, Mean Girls director Casey Nicholaw with the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, and the National Endowment for the Arts with the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award.
Inside the 2018 Drama League Awards Hosted by Mean Girls’ Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell