Michael Urie Will Return to Host 2019 Drama Desk Awards | Playbill

Awards Michael Urie Will Return to Host 2019 Drama Desk Awards Nominations will be announced April 25.
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Michael Urie, on Broadway earlier this season in the revival of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, will host the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards June 2 at 8 PM at The Town Hall. This marks Urie's fourth consecutive time hosting the ceremony.

Public tickets go on sale April 9 at noon ET at DramaDeskAwards.com. VIP tickets will become available later this month.

Nominations will be announced April 25.

The Drama Desk is an organization of writers, editors, publishers, and broadcasters covering theatre in New York City. The Awards are the only major theatre honors for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same categories.

“I'll certainly be more chill hosting the Drama Desks for a fourth time,” said Urie. “In fact, this year I'm going to introduce myself to Glenda Jackson!”

In a joint statement, Drama Desk Co-Presidents Charles Wright and David Barbour stated, “Michael's charm, spirited stage presence, and distinctive sense of humor guarantee that this will be an evening of fun and surprises. A Drama Desk recipient himself, Michael is the ideal ambassador for our organization and the Awards, both in the theater community and beyond.”

Matt Britten, Broadway Brands CEO, will serve as executive producer, and Joey Parnes Productions will produce the ceremony, as it has since 2012.


Inside the 2018 Drama Desk Awards Hosted By Michael Urie

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