The 85th annual New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will air live April 29 at 8 PM ET as a special episode of Stars in the House, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series that benefits the Actors Fund. Jeremy O. Harris, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Mulaney, Heidi Schreck, and Michael Shannon will present the awards. New York Drama Critics’ Circle President Adam Feldman will host.
As previously announced, this year’s winners are Will Arbery for Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Best Play) and Michael R. Jackson for A Strange Loop (Best Musical). Special citations will be awarded to David Byrne and the Broadway production of American Utopia, Deirdre O’Connell for career excellence including her performance in Dana H., and the New York theatre community for perseverance in the face of loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York Drama Critics’ Circle comprises 20 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services, and websites based in the New York metropolitan area.
The New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards ceremony may be viewed on the Stars in the House YouTube channel as well as the Actors Fund YouTube channel. Stars in the House airs twice daily; watch previous episodes here.