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Matilda & Pippin Top Winners' List at 2013 Drama Desk Awards

Matilda & Pippin Top Winners' List at 2013 Drama Desk Awards
Lauren Ward, Bertie Carvel & the cast of 'Matilda'
The Drama Desk Awards ceremony was held on May 19 at Town Hall.

Matilda and Pippin won top honors at the 2013 Drama Desk Awards, which were presented on May 19 at a ceremony at Town Hall. Matilda won five Drama Desks, including Oustanding Musical, and Pippin took home four awards, including Outstanding Revival. Christopher Durang’sVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won for Outstanding Play and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was named Outstanding Revival of a Play.

A special ensemble award was given to the cast of Working and special awards were given to the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Wakka Wakka puppet theater, actress Jayne Houdyshell, playwright Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale) and lighting designer Maruti Evans.

The Drama Desk, an organization of New York City-based critics and theater journalists, considers productions that opened on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off Broadway. As usual, however, Broadway productions dominated the awards. A complete list of winners follows:

Outstanding Musical: Matilda

Outstanding Play: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Outstanding Revival of a Musical: Pippin

Outstanding Revival of a Play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Laura Osnes, Cinderella

Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Billy Porter, Kinky Boots

Outstanding Actress in a Play: Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Actor in a Play: Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Andrea Martin, Pippin

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Bertie Carvel, Matilda

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Judith Light, The Assembled Parties

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Richard Kind, The Big Knife

Outstanding Director of a Musical: Diane Paulus, Pippin

Outstanding Director of a Play: Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Outstanding Choreography: Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider, Pippin

Outstanding Music: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love

Outstanding Lyrics: Tim Minchin, Matilda

Outstanding Book of a Musical: Dennis Kelly, Matilda

Outstanding Orchestrations: Danny Troub, Cinderella

Outstanding Music in a Play: Glen Kelly, The Nance

Outstanding Revue: Old Hats

Outstanding Set Design: Rob Howell, Matilda

Outstanding Costume Design: William Ivey Long, Cinderella

Outstanding Lighting Design: Justin Townsend, Here Lies Love

Outstanding Projection Design: Peter Nigrini, Here Lies Love

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: (three way tie) Steve Canyon Kennedy, Hands on a Hardbody, Scott Lehrer and Drew Levy, Chaplin, Tony Meola, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play: Mel Mercier, The Testament of Mary

Outstanding Solo Performance: Michael Urie, Buyer & Cellar

Unique Theatrical Experience: Cirque Du Soleil's Totem

Productions With Multiple Wins:
Matilda: 5
Pippin: 4
Cinderella: 3
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: 3
Here Lies Love: 2

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