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Jessie Mueller and Judith Light to Announce the 2015 Drama Desk Nominees

The nomination announcement will be made at 54 Below.

Jessie Mueller and Judith Light will announce the 2015 Drama Desk Award nominations on April 23.
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The 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards nominations will be announced on April 23 at 2:00pm at 54 Below, with Drama Desk Award-winning leading ladies Jessie Mueller and Judith Light hosting the event. The nominations announcement will be streaming live on TheaterMania.

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. The 2014-2015 Drama Desk nominating committee is composed of Barbara Siegel, chairperson; Benjamin Coleman; Adrian Dimanlig; Steve Garrin; Mahayana Landowne; and Steve Marsh.

The 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony itself will be held at The Town Hall on May 31. Two-time Drama Desk Award winner Laura Benanti will host for the second year in a row.

Jessie Mueller is a Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for originating the role of Carole King in Broadway's Beautiful. Mueller also received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her starring role in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in 2012.

Multi-Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Judith Light has appeared on Broadway in plays including Lombardi, Other Desert Cities, and The Assembled Parties. Light's long TV career has included lead roles in Who's the Boss? and Ugly Betty.

Click here to buy tickets to attend the 2015 Drama Desk Awards at the Town Hall.