Sunday, June 5, 2016

Danny Burstein Wins 2015-16 Drama Desk Award for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie hosted the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at The Town Hall in New York City. The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.

Six-time Tony Award nominee (and HOLA Award honoree) Danny Burstein (shown above right) picked up his second Drama Desk Award this year for Best Actor in a Musical for his role of Tevye in the classic Bock-Harnock-Stein musical Fiddler on the Roof. He previously won a Drama Desk Award in 2012 for his role of Buddy Plummer in the Sondheim-Goldman musical Follies.

The cast of
Marco Ramírez's The Royale received a 
Special Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble. The cast consisted of McKinley Belcher III, Khris Davis, Montego Glover, John Lavelle, and Clarke Peters. (Ramírez was also nominated for Best Play.)

For more information (including a lost of winners), click here or here.

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