Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams announced the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominations at Feinstein's/54 Below.
Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams announced the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominations at Feinstein's/54 Below.
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Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams announced the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominees this morning at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Matthew Morrison takes the podium to announce the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominations.
Matthew Morrison takes the podium to announce the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominations.
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The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway. The awards are voted on by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater.

Hhost Michael Urie (left) joins Managing Executive Producer Gretchen Shugart, nomination announcers Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams, and Drama Desk President Charles Wright for a group photo.
Drama Desk Awards host Michael Urie (left) joins managing executive producer Gretchen Shugart, nomination announcers Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams, and Drama Desk president Charles Wright for a group photo.
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The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony will be held at Town Hall on Sunday, June 5, hosted by Michael Urie, who won a 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in the solo show Buyer & Cellar and a joint 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for the play The Temperamentals.

Drama Desk Awards host Michael Urie reunites with his Ugly Betty costar Vanessa Williams, who announced the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominations.
Drama Desk Awards host Michael Urie reunites with his Ugly Betty costar Vanessa Williams, who announced the 2016 Drama Desk Award nominations.
(© David Gordon)

For tickets to the 2016 Drama Desk Awards, click here.