2022 Drama Desk Winners

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022

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.


*We apologize for any omissions! Please send edits or additions to tsoa.alumni@nyu.edu