“The Drama Desk is delighted that Michael Urie is hosting the Awards for a third time,” said Drama Desk president Charles Wright. “Michael’s enthusiasm for New York theater and his distinctive sense of humor add the perfect zest to this annual celebration.”
This year’s Drama Desk Awards are set for 8 PM Sunday, June 3, at Manhattan’s Town Hall. Nominations will be announced April 26.
The awards are the only major New York City theater honors for Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions competing in the same categories. The awards are chosen by critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theater.
“TheaterMania is honored to again present the Drama Desk Awards at New York’s famed Town Hall,” Shugart said. “Audience members and webcast viewers from the New York community and around the world are in for a treat, as the Awards show celebrates the diversity, creativity, and talent that live theater has to offer. And with Michael Urie once again at the helm, we can expect a fun-filled unpredictable night.”
Urie starred with Mercedes Ruehl in director Moises Kaufman’s Off-Broadway production of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song this season, and the popular production will begin performances at Broadway’s Hayes Theater on October 9.