John Lloyd Young and Jan Maxwell
John Lloyd Young and Jan Maxwell
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The 58th Drama Desk Awards, presented by TheaterMania.com, will take place on May 19 at The Town Hall, executive producer Gretchen Shugart announced today. The awards will be webcast live on TheaterMania.com.

The Drama Desks, founded in 1949, are presented annually to honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off Broadway. These unique awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater, "without any vested interest in the results." This year's show is written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III (co-founder and artistic director of Transport Group).

John Lloyd Young (Drama Desk Winner, Jersey Boys) and Jan Maxwell (Drama Desk Winner, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) will announce the nominations for the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards on April 26 at 11am EST at 54 Below.

The 2012-2013 Drama Desk Nominating Committee is composed of: Barbara Siegel, Chairperson (TalkinBroadway.com); David Kaufman, Samuel L. Leiter (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center), Martha Wade Steketee (urbanexcavations.com; editor and contributor, Chance Magazine), Adrian Wattenmaker (Theater Faculty, Brooklyn College; Director, School of Creative and Performing Arts), and James Wilson (Professor of Theatre, CUNY; co-editor of Journal of American Drama and Theatre).

To purchase tickets to the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards, click here.

For more information about Drama Desk Awards or to watch last year's ceremony, hosted by Brooke Shields and Brian D'Arcy James, visit: www.dramadeskawards.com.