The Drama League has set the date for the 80th Annual Drama League Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.
This year’s eligibility cut-off date will be on April 20, with the nominee announcement taking place April 23 at Sardi's for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award.
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members—specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
Last year Tony winner Nathan Lane took home the top honor, winning the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for his performance as a veteran burlesque performer in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance.