Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bobby Cannavale, Nick Cordero, Rubén Santiago-Hudson Among Those Receiving 2017 Drama Desk Nominations

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards nominations were announced by former HOLA Award honoree Javier Muñoz and Laura Benanti on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Feinstein’s/54 Below in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. The Drama Desk Awards are presented annually by The Drama Desk Organization, a not-for-profit organization, and were first awarded in 1955 to recognize excellence in New York theatre productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. The 2017 Drama Desk Awards will be hosted by Michael Urie at the Town Hall on June 4, 2017. 

Former HOLA Award honoree Bobby Cannavale, shown at left, picked up a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his role in The Hairy Ape, presented at the Park Avenue Armory this past season. Nick Corderoshown at rightpicked up a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his work in the Palminteri-Menken-Slater musical A Bronx Tale (currently performing on Broadway).

Rubén Santiago Hudsonshown at above leftpicked up a nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play for his work helming August Wilson's Jitney. Daniel Ocantoshown at above right(in collaboration with Graham Ulicny and Sean Smith) earned a nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play for his contribution to the New Georges/The Sol Project production AlligatorBrian Quijadashown at rightearned two nominations: one for Best Sound Design for a Play and one for Outstanding Solo Performance, both for his self-penned solo show Where Did We Sit on the Bus? 

For more information about the 2017 Drama Desk Awards, and to read the full list of this year's nominees, click here.

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