2005-2006 51st Drama Desk Awards



Outstanding New Play: The History Boys by Alan Bennett
Outstanding New Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone
Outstanding Revival of a Play: Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets
Outstanding Revival of a Musical: Sweeney Todd
Outstanding Actor in a Play: Richard Griffiths (The History Boys)
Outstanding Actress in a Play Lois Smith ( The Trip to Bountiful)
Outstanding Actor in a Musical: John Lloyd Young ( Jersey Boys)
Outstanding Actress in a Musical:

Christine Ebersole ( Grey Gardens)

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play:

Samuel Barnett (The History Boys)

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Frances de la Tour (The History Boys)
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Jim Dale (The Threepenny Opera)
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical:

Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone)

Outstanding Director of a Play: Nicholas Hytner ( The History Boys)
Outstanding Director of a Musical: John Doyle (Sweeney Todd)
Outstanding Choreography: Kathleen Marshall (The Pajama Game)
Outstanding Music: Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Outstanding Lyrics: Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Outstanding Book of a Musical: Bob Martin and Don McKellar (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Outstanding Orchestrations: Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd)
Outstanding Set Design of a Play: Michael Yeargan (Awake and Sing!)
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical: David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Outstanding Costume Design: Gregg Barnes (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Outstanding Lighting Design: Richard G. Jones ( Sweeney Todd)
Outstanding Sound Design: Steve Canyon Kennedy ( Jersey Boys)
Outstanding Solo Performance: Antony Sher (Primo)
Unique Theatrical Experience Christine Jorgensen Reveals

In addition, the following non-competitive awards were presented:
Outstanding Ensemble Performances: The cast of Stuff Happens
The cast of Awake and Sing!

To the BMI—Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop for nurturing, developing and promoting new talent for the musical theater.

To The York Theatre Company for its vital contributions to theater by developing and presenting new musicals.

To Sh-K-Boom and its label Ghostlight Records for dedication to the preservation of musical theater through cast recordings.

To Horton Foote, a lifetime achievement award for his bountiful body of work that sensitively explores the human condition.

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