Network's Bryan Cranston, Hadestown Among 2019 Drama League Award Winners

Awards   Network's Bryan Cranston, Hadestown Among 2019 Drama League Award Winners
 
The annual ceremony, culminating in the presentation of the coveted Distinguished Performance Award, took place May 17.
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Bryan Cranston and cast Jan Versweyveld

The 2019 Drama League Awards ceremony was held May 17 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. The annual theatre industry event builds to the presentation of the Distinguished Performance Award, which goes to only one artist (53 were nominated this year) and can only be won once in an actor's lifetime.

This year, the award went to Network star Bryan Cranston. The actor was previously nominated for the distinction in 2014 for his Broadway debut in All the Way; he went on to win a Tony Award for his performance as Lyndon B. Johnson. Cranston is also currently Tony–nominated for his performance as Howard Beale in the Ivo van Hove–directed Network.

Four productions were also recognized in the additional competitive categories (see below). Check out the full list of nominees here.

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Hadestown

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Kiss Me, Kate

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
The Ferryman

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
The Waverly Gallery

As previously reported, the 85th annual ceremony, hosted by Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus stars Julie White and Kristine Nielsen, also presented honorary awards to current Kiss Me, Kate star Kelli O'Hara, Beeltejuice director Alex Timbers, and Gary playwright Taylor Mac.

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