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June 4, 2018

Brits Triumph at Drama Desk Awards 2018

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Derren Brown, Glenda Jackson, Jonathan Fensom, Gareth Fry, Imogen Heap, John Tiffany, Gavin Lee and Andrew Garfield are amongst the big winners at the Drama Desk Awards 2018.

Drama Desk Awards 2018

Gavin Lee as Squidward in SpongeBob SquarePants the musical. Photo: Joan Marcus

Last night (June 3, 2018) Michael Urie hosted the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards at Manhattan's Town Hall celebrating shows that opened on and off Broadway during the 2017-18 season.

It was a big night for British creatives and performers with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Derren Brown, Angels In America and Glenda Jackson winning major awards.

SpongeBob SquarePants the musical won six awards on the night including Featured Actor for Gavin Lee, with the revival of Carousel and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child winning five awards each.

DRAMA DESK AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

Outstanding Musical

SpongeBob SquarePants the musical

Outstanding Play

Admissions by Joshua Harmon

Outstanding Revival Of A Musical

My Fair Lady

Outstanding Revival Of A Play

Angels In America

Outstanding Actress In A Play

Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women

Outstanding Actor In A Play

Andrew Garfield, Angels In America

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Jessie Mueller, Carousel

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Lyrics

Peter Kellogg, Desperate Measures

Outstanding Music

David Friedman, Desperate Measures

Outstanding Book of a Musical Tina Fey, Mean Girls Outstanding Director of a Musical

Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Director of a Play

John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Lindsay Mendez, Carousel

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Jamie Brewer, Amy and the Orphans

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Nathan Lane, Angels in America

The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography

Justin Peck, Carousel

Outstanding Fight Choreographer

Steve Rankin, Carousel

Outstanding Music in a Play

Imogen Heap, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Orchestrations

Jonathan Tunick, Carousel

Outstanding Projection Design

Finn Ross and Ash J Woodward, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical

David Zinn, SpongeBob Squarepants

The Hudson Scenic Studio Award for Outstanding Set Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women

Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play

Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Kai Harada, The Band's Visit Outstanding Sound Design in a Play

Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Wig and Hair

Charles G LaPointe, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady Outstanding Costume Design for a Play

Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and the King

Outstanding Solo Performance

Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke

The Chase Award for Unique Theatrical Experience

Derren Brown: Secret

Outstanding Puppet Design Michael Curry, Frozen Special Awards Outstanding Ensemble: School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play (Presented to Nabiyah Be, MaameYaa Boafo, Paige Gilbert, Zainab Jah, Nike Kadri, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Myra Lucretia Taylor) Sam Norkin Award: Juan Castano (Oedipus El Rey, A Parallelogram, Transfers)

Sean Carvajal and Edi Gathegi (Jesus Hopped the A Train)

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BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..