Ricky Martin (center) in Evita
(© Richard Termine)
Ricky Martin (center) in Evita
(© Richard Termine)
Nominees have been announced for the 78th Annual Drama League Awards. As previously reported, the ceremony will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on Friday, May 18, hosted by Stockard Channing and John Larroquette.

The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements in musical theater and directing.

In addition to the competitive categories, special awards will be given to Alan Menken for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre, Rosie O'Donnell for Unique Contribution to Theatre, and Diane Paulus, who will receive the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.

A full list of nominations follows:

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

Clybourne Park
The Columnist
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
The Lyons
One Man, Two Guvnors
Other Desert Cities
Peter and The Starcatcher
Tribes
Seminar
Septimus and Clarissa
Venus in Fur

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A PLAY

And God Created Great Whales
Death of a Salesman
Gore Vidal's The Best Man
How I Learned To Drive
Look Back in Anger
The Maids
Wit

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Ghost
Leap of Faith
Mission Drift
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once
Queen of The Mist

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

Carrie
Follies
Evita
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Jesus Christ Superstar

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
One winner is selected from this category for which the recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career.

Jane Alexander, The Lady From Dubuque
Nina Arianda, Venus In Fur
Annaleigh Ashford, Rent
Angela Bassett, The Mountaintop
Simon Russell Beale, Bluebird
Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
Matthew Broderick, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Kim Cattrall, Private Lives
Heather Christian, Mission Drift
James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Michael Cristofer, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Tyne Daly, Master Class
Jesse Eisenberg, Asuncion
Linda Emond, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Raúl Esparza, Leap of Faith
Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet
Andrew Garfield, Death of a Salesman
Russell Harvard, Tribes
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Samuel L. Jackson, The Mountaintop
Jeremy Jordan, Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde
Steve Kazee, Once
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher
Christine Lahti, Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling
Angela Lansbury, Gore Vidal's The Best Man
John Larroquette, Gore Vidal's The Best Man
Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Norm Lewis, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Judith Light, Other Desert Cities
Ricky Martin, Evita
Jan Maxwell, Follies
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
Marin Mazzie, Carrie
Audra McDonald, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Ellen McLaughlin, Septimus and Clarissa
Cristin Milioti, Once
Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Carey Mulligan, Through A Glass Darkly
Cynthia Nixon, Wit
Leslie Odom, Jr., Leap of Faith
Kelli O'Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Denis O'Hare, An Iliad
Lily Rabe, Seminar
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost
Molly Ranson, Carrie
Condola Rashad, Stick Fly
Matthew Rhys, Look Back In Anger
Alan Rickman, Seminar
Elena Roger, Evita
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park
Kevin Spacey, Richard III
Stephen Spinella, An Iliad
Mary Testa, Queen of the Mist
Blair Underwood, A Streetcar Named Desire
Mary Louise Wilson, 4,000 Miles

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