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Drama League Nominates 28 Shows, 78 Actors

The Drama League showered the New York theatre world with nominations today, conferring its distinguished production nods to no fewer than 28 shows, and putting 78 actors in line to receive its distinguished performance award, which goes to one actor.

The nominees:

Distinguished Production Of A Musical (7)


In the Heights

Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway

Legally Blonde

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me

Mary Poppins

Spring Awakening

Distinguished Production Of A Play (8)


Coram Boy


No Child

Radio Golf

The Coast of Utopia

The Scene

The Year of Magical Thinking

Distinguished Revival Of A Musical (5)

110 in the Shade

A Chorus Line


Les Misérables

The Fantasticks

Distinguished Revival Of A Play (8)

Inherit the Wind

Journey's End

Mother Courage and Her Children

Seven Guitars

Talk Radio

The Hairy Ape

The Merchant of Venice


Nominees for Distinguished Performance

F. Murray Abraham, The Jew of Malta, The Merchant of Venice

Heidi Armbruster, Tea and Sympathy

Christine Baranski, Regrets Only

Gary Beach, Les Misérables

Daniel Beaty, Emergence-See!

Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten

Stephanie J. Block, The Pirate Queen

Justin Bond, Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway

Christian Borle, Legally Blonde

Ashley Brown, Mary Poppins

Laura Bell Bundy, Legally Blonde

Kate Burton, The Water's Edge

Michael Cerveris, King Lear, LoveMusik

Kristin Chenoweth, The Apple Tree

Anthony Chisholm, Radio Golf

Jill Clayburgh, The Clean House, The Busy World Is Hushed

Jennifer Cody, Henry and Mudge

Billy Crudup, The Coast of Utopia

Michael Cumpsty, Richard II

Charlotte D'Amboise, A Chorus Line

Hugh Dancy, Journey's End

Jeff Daniels, Blackbird

Brian Dennehy, Inherit the Wind

Gregory Derelian, The Hairy Ape

Ensemble, Columbinus

Ensemble, Coram Boy

Raúl Esparza, Company

Gerald Finnigan, The Hairy Ape

John Fugelsang, All the Wrong Reasons

Boyd Gaines, Journey's End

John Gallagher Jr., Spring Awakening

Alexander Gemignani, Les Misérables

Piper Goodeve, Anne of Green Gables

Logan Marshall-Green, King Lear, Pig Farm

David Greenspan, Some Men

George Grizzard, Regrets Only

Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening

Ed Harris, Wrecks

Ethan Hawke, The Coast of Utopia

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Goes Boating

Jayne Houdyshell, The Pain and the Itch

Stephen Kunken, A Very Common Procedure, Frost/Nixon

Nathan Lane, Butley

Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins

Harry Lennix, Radio Golf

Norm Lewis, Les Misérables

Hamish Linklater, The Busy World Is Hushed

John Mahoney, Prelude to a Kiss

Dylan McDermott, The Treatment

Audra McDonald, 110 in the Shade

Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights

Alfred Molina, Howard Katz

Debra Monk, Curtains

Kate Mulgrew, Our Leading Lady

Donna Murphy, LoveMusik

Kristine Nielsen, Our Leading Lady

Bill Nighy, The Vertical Hour

Brian F. O'Byrne, Shining City, The Coast of Utopia

Denis O'Hare, Inherit the Wind, A Spanish Play

Sandra Oh, Satellites

Thaddeus Phillips, El Conquistador!

David Hyde Pierce, Curtains

Allison Pill, Blackbird

Oliver Platt, Shining City

Michelle Ragusa, Adrift in Macao

Vanessa Redgrave, The Year of Magical Thinking

Liev Schreiber, Macbeth, Talk Radio

Pablo Schreiber, Dying City

Andrew Scott, The Vertical Hour

Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon

Martin Short, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me

Meryl Streep, Mother Courage and Her Children

Michael Stuhlbarg, The Voysey Inheritance

Nilaja Sun, No Child

Alan Tudyk, Prelude to a Kiss

Barbara Walsh, Company

In addition, five past recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award will be honored on this dais for their work this season. However, because an individual can only receive the Distinguished Performance Award once in his/her lifetime, they are ineligible for award consideration this year. Those past honorees include:

Zoe Caldwell, A Spanish Play

Kathleen Chalfant, Great Expectations, Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell

Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens

Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind

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