Drama Desk
Apr 21, 2020
2020 Drama Desk Nominations

The Dramatists Guild congratulates all the nominees for the 2020 Drama Desk Awards!

The nominations for Outstanding Play include DG members LAUREN YEE for Cambodian Rock Band, SAMUEL D. HUNTER for Greater Clements, STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, WILL ARBERY for Heroes of the Fourth Turning, and MATTHEW LOPEZ for The Inheritance.

The nominations for Outstanding Musical include DG members MICHAEL R. JACKSON for A Strange Loop, DAVE MALLOY for Octet, DAVID HENRY HWANG and JEANINE TESORI for Soft Power, and LYNN NOTTAGE, DUNCAN SHEIK, and SUSAN BIRKENHEAD for The Secret Life of Bees.

Nominees for Outstanding Music include DG members MICHAEL R. JACKSON for A Strange Loop, DAVE MALLOY for OctetDUNCAN SHEIK for The Secret Life of Bees, and JEANINE TESORI for Soft Power.

Nominees for Outstanding Lyrics include DG members SUSAN BIRKENHEAD for The Secret Life of Bees, ADAM GWON for Scotland, PA, MICHAEL R. JACKSON for A Strange Loop, JOANNE SYDNEY LESSNER for Einstein's Dreams, DAVE MALLOY for Octetand MARK SALTZMAN for Romeo & Bernadette.

Nominees for Outstanding Book of a Musical include DG members  DAVID HENRY HWANG for Soft Power, MICHAEL R. JACKSON for A Strange Loop, DAVE MALLOY for OctetLYNN NOTTAGE for The Secret Life of Bees, MARK SALTZMAN for Romeo & Bernadette, and DICK SCANLAN for The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Nominees for Outstanding Orchestrations include  DG members TOM KITT for Jagged Little Pill and JOHN CLANCY for Soft Power.

Nominees for Outstanding Adaptation include DG members CHRISTOPHER SHINN for Judgment Day and HALLEY FEIFFER for Moscow, Moscow, Moscow,  Moscow, Moscow, Moscow.

DG member CHARLES BUSCH received a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his performance in The Confession of  Lily Dare.

DG member SETH RUDETSKY will receive a Special Award for "connecting members of the theater community and lifting spirits during the coronavirus crisis." 

The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards will take place at a virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

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