The 66th annual Drama Desk Award Winners were announced on June 8, 2022, honoring outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway. The Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, publishers and broadcasters covering theater.
Congratulations to members of the Tisch community who won an award! This year, eight alumni and faculty won or were recognized for six awards for their work on five projects. See the full list of nominees here, the full list of winners here, and the Tisch winners below.
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Sean Patrick Flahaven '97 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theater Writing), Faculty, producer
Adam Zell '16 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), producer
Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical
Flying Over Sunset
Beowulf Boritt '96 (MFA, Design for Stage & Film)
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Prayer for the French Republic
Amith Chandrashaker '12 (MFA, Design for Stage & Film)
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Flying Over Sunset
Bradley King '05/’10 (BFA, Drama/MFA, Design for Stage & Film)
Unique Theatrical Experience
Seven Deadly Sins, Tectonic Theater Project & Madison Wells Live
Moisés Kaufman '17 (BFA, Drama), Director/ Playwright
Amy Marie Seidel '16 (BFA, Drama), Dramaturg
Additional Special Awards:
With the category-defying Oratorio for Living Things, Heather Christian '04 (BFA, Drama) aims to encompass all human existence in a single inventive and startlingly beautiful work. In times of pandemic, war, and social upheaval, Christian’s work (directed by Lee Sunday Evans and brought to life by a superb cast and creative team) is an awe-inspiring reminder that, even in the darkest times, there will always be artistic peaks to scale.
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