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Backstage at the Drama Desks With First-Time Winners Tina Fey, Andrew Garfield, and More

Plus, Jessie Mueller whispers a shout-out, and Billy Crudup needs a drink.

It's not easy being a Drama Desk Award winner, as TheaterMania learned while interviewing the 2018 recipients backstage moments after their (sometimes) carefully prepared speeches. The elated artists had to push through everything from head colds to unintentional sobriety to be there, but in the end, recognition on one of New York theater's biggest nights proved to be more than worth the effort.

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