Tony winners and current Broadway stars Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (The Best Man) will host the 78th annual Drama League Awards. This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the Marriot Marquis on May 18.
The Drama League recently announced the 2012 Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre honors would go to Alan Menken, Diane Paulus and Rosie O’Donnell. The Drama League nominations for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance Award will be announced on April 24.
Channing won a Tony Award in 1985 for her role in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Her other Broadway credits include The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Pal Joey, The Little Foxes and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Her film and TV credits include Grease, The West Wing, The First Wives Club, Practical Magic and The Matthew Shepard Story. Larroquette won a 2011 Tony Award for his role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He is a five-time Emmy Award winner known for his role as Dan Fielding on Night Court. His other TV credits include The John Larroquette Show and The Practice.
The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing.