Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal Nominated for Drama League Awards

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Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal Nominated for Drama League Awards

"Lucky Guy," "I'll Eat You Last" and "Matilda" are among the major shows up for awards from the Drama League.

The country's oldest theatrical honors unveiled the contenders for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award at Sardi's Restaurant. The nominees are a mixture of off-Broadway hits like Jesse Eisenberg's play "The Revisionist" and Broadway big-tickets like the recent revival of "Annie."

There is also a heavy Hollywood presence. Tom Hanks, Bette Midler, Alec Baldwin and Jake Gyllenhaal are just a few of the prominent names who are up for acting honors.

The awards will be hosted by David Hyde Pierce on Friday, May 17, 2013 at noon. 

The awards are more democratic than other shows. They are selected by Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

2013 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

The Assembled Parties

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

Lucky Guy

The Nance

Old Hats

The Testament of Mary

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

The Whale

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Dogfight

Here Lies Love

Kinky Boots

Matilda The Musical

Motown: The Musical

Murder Ballad

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

As You Like It

Golden Boy

Macbeth

The Piano Lesson

The Trip to Bountiful

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Annie

Marry Me a Little

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Passion

Pippin

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD

One winner is selected from this category.  The recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career.

Alec Baldwin, Orphans

Danny Burstein, Talley's Folly

Bobby Cannavale, The Big Knife and Glengarry Glen Ross

Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical

Tracee Chimo, Bad Jews

Lilla Crawford, Annie

Alan Cumming, Macbeth

Brandon J. Dirden, The Piano Lesson

Brandon Victor Dixon, Motown: The Musical

Jesse Eisenberg, The Revisionist

Edie Falco, The Madrid

America Ferrera, Bethany

Jake Gyllenhaal, If There is I Haven't Found it Yet

Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy

Jessica Hecht, The Assembled Parties and Harvey

Shuler Hensley, The Whale

Bill Irwin, Old Hats

Judith Ivey, The Heiress

Brian d'Arcy James, Giant

Scarlett Johansson, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Judy Kuhn, Passion

Nathan Lane, The Nance

Valisia LeKae, Motown: The Musical

Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Judith Light, The Assembled Parties

Constantine Maroulis, Jekyll and Hyde

Andrea Martin, Pippin

Rob McClure, Chaplin

Lindsay Mendez, Dogfight

Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place

Bette Midler, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

Patina Miller, Pippin

Amy Morton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Donna Murphy, Into the Woods

Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jim Norton, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Seth Numrich, Golden Boy

Laura Osnes, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Tina Packer, Women of Will

David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Billy Porter, Kinky Boots

Lily Rabe, As You Like It

Vanessa Redgrave, The Revisionist

Chita Rivera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Paul Rudd, Grace

Roslyn Ruff, The Piano Lesson

Stark Sands, Kinky Boots

Tony Shalhoub, Golden Boy

Michael Shannon, Grace

Fiona Shaw, The Testament of Mary

Ryan Silverman, Passion

Phillipa Soo, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Tom Sturridge, Orphans

Holland Taylor, Ann

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Michael Urie, Buyer and Cellar

Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy

Anthony Warlow, Annie

Stephen Tyrone Williams, My Children!  My Africa!

Vanessa Williams, The Trip to Bountiful

The Drama League wishes to recognize the superb contributions to the season of its previous Distinguished Performance Award winners that include:

Norbet Leo Butz, Dead Accounts

Kathleen Chalfant, Red Dog Howls

Stockard Channing, The Exonerated

Patti Lupone, The Anarchist

Bebe Neuwirth, Golden Age

Francis Sternhagen, The Madrid

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Bernadette Peters

UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE

Madison Square Garden Entertainment and The Rockettes

FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING

Jerry Mitchell

 

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