Live Updates: Drama Desk Award Winners 2018

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Michael Urie hosts the 2018 Drama Desk Awards, honoring both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows from the past theatrical season.

Here’s a list of winners:

Outstanding Director of a Play: John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Director of a Musical: Tina Landau, SpongeBob Squarepants

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Nathan Lane, Angels in America

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Jamie Brewer, Amy and the Orphans

Outstanding Solo Performance: Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke

Outstanding Puppet Design: Michael Curry, Frozen

Unique Theatrical Experience: Darren Brown: Secret

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play: Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and the King

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

Outstanding Wig and Hair Design: Charles G. LaPointe, SpongeBob Squarepants

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play: Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play: Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Once on This Island

Outstanding Set Design for a Play: Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical: David Zinn, SpongeBob Squarepants

Outstanding Projection Design: Finn Ross and Ash J. Woodward, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick, Carousel

Outstanding Music in a Play: Imogen Heap, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Fight Choreography: Steve Rankin, Carousel

Outstanding Choreography: Justin Peck, Carousel

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Gavin Lee, SpongeBob Squarepants

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Lindsay Mendez, Carousel

Outstanding Music: David Friedman, Desperate Measures

Outstanding Lyrics: Peter Kelogg, Desperate Measures

Outstanding Book of a Musical: Tina Fey, Mean Girls

Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Ethan Slater, SpongeBob Squarepants

Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Jessie Mueller, Carousel

Outstanding Actor in a Play: Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

Outstanding Actress in a Play: Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women

Outstanding Revival of a Play: Angels in America

Outstanding Play: Admissions

Outstanding Revival of a Musical: My Fair Lady

Outstanding Musical: SpongeBob Squarepants

Shows with Multiple Wins:

SpongeBob Squarepants — 6
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — 6
Carousel — 4
Angels in America — 3
Three Tall Women — 2
My Fair Lady — 2
Desperate Measures — 2

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Theater Critic and Queer Blogger. Vassar College alum, currently working toward a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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