Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's musical Matilda and Christopher Durang's dark comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike were honored at the annual New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards, held Monday, May 13 at 54 Below. The ceremony was hosted by Cinderella stars Peter Bartlett and Harriet Harris.
Additionally, honors were presented to scenic designer John Lee Beatty for nearly four decades of acclaimed work, the New York City Center Encores! series for their efforts in reviving not-often-produced theater, and Soho Rep for its daring work.
On hand to celebrate were Vanya cast members Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Billy Magnussen, and Shalita Grant, as well as Matilda stars Bertie Carvel, Lesli Margherita, Lauren Ward, and director Matthew Warchus. Downtown theater artist Young Jean Lee presented Soho Rep's Award to Artistic Director Sarah Benson, while playwright/actor Charles Busch and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President Ted Chapin paid tribute to the Encores! series. Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow introduced Beatty's honor.
Check out photos from the gathering in the gallery below.
- Sigourney Weaver
- David Hyde Pierce
- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
- Tim Minchin
- Kristine Nielsen
- Christopher Durang
- Dennis Kelly