Emmy nominee and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the 80th Annual Drama League Awards on May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. As previously announced, the ceremony will include special honors for Barbara Cook, John Tiffany, and Broadway.com parent company Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America. Nominations will be announced on April 23.
Ferguson has received four Emmy nominations for his performance as Mitchell in the ABC series Modern Family. He has appeared on Broadway in On The Town and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as well as on the Delacorte Stage in the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park productions of The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, The Winter’s Tale and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, they are the oldest theatrical honors in America.