The awards pay tribute to the season's best performers by including the nominees of The Distinguished Performance Award on a dais. The ceremony, to be held on Friday, May 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, will feature more than 50 stars from the 2010-11 Broadway and Off-Broadway season. As previously reported, Kathleen Turner will host the ceremony.
Along with The Distinguished Performance Award, The Drama League's 3,000 members vote on four other annual competitive awards: Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Revival of a Musical.
Butz is currently starring in Catch Me If You Can on Broadway and won a Tony Award for his performance in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Chalfant won the Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League Award and Los Angeles Ovation Award for her performance as Vivian Bearing in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit.
Tickets for the Drama League luncheon begin at $175, and can be purchased by calling 212-244-9494. For more information, click here.