The Producers sweeps Drama Desk Awards
The Producers walked off with 11 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is the most awards ever taken by a single show; the previous record was nine, held by Sweeney Todd (1979) and City of Angels (1990). The Producers won for best new musical, while Nathan Lane won for best actor in a musical, making this his fifth Drama Desk win. Out performer Gary Beach won as best featured actor in a musical for his flamboyant turn in the show. Awards also went to Susan Stroman for direction of a musical and choreography. Tom Stoppards The Invention of Love, about gay scholar A.E. Housman, won an award for Richard Easton, playing the older Housman, as best actor in a play and an award for set designer Bob Crowley. The award for best revival went to Gore Vidals The Best Man. A complete list of winners can be found at www.dramadesk.com.