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Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams announce 2016 Drama Desk Award nominees.

May 8, 2016
First published on:May 8, 2016
by HitBerry

Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams announced the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominees on April 28 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.


The nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2015-2016 New York theater season.

To check full nominations click here or check out the Drama Desk Tweet.


The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards will be hosted by Michael Urie, who won a 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in the solo show Buyer & Cellar and a joint 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for the play The Temperamentals.

Michael Urie and Vanessa Williams


The event will be held at The Town Hall on June 5, 2016, at 8;00 pm. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the awards show. Gretchen Shugart is the managing executive producer of the Drama Desk Awards. The awards show will be written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III.

The Drama Desk Awards, are presented annually to honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.

The awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater.