April 27, 2006

NEWSFLASH: Jersey Boys Receives Eight Drama Desk Nominations

April 27th, 2006

Playbill.com’s Robert Simonson reports that the nominations for the 51st Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning at the New York Friars Club in Manhattan by composer Marvin Hamlisch and actress Donna McKechnie.

Jersey Boys has garnered eight nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards, which will be held Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 9PM at the LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center. The ceremony will be taped and subsequently broadcast nationwide on PBS stations, and for the fourth consecutive year, the awards ceremony will be webcast by TheaterMania.com.

The nominations for Jersey Boys are as follows:

Outstanding Musical:
The Drowsy Chaperone
Grey Gardens
Jersey Boys
See What I Wanna See
Thrill Me
The Wedding Singer

Outstanding Actor in a Musical:
Michael Cerveris, Sweeney Todd
Harry Connick, Jr., The Pajama Game
Marc Kudisch, See What I Wanna See
Stephen Lynch, The Wedding Singer
Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone
John Lloyd Young, Jersey Boys

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical:
Jim Dale, The Threepenny Opera
Alexander Gemignani, Sweeney Todd
Christian Hoff, Jersey Boys
Eddie Korbich, The Drowsy Chaperone
John McMartin, Grey Gardens
Daniel Reichard, Jersey Boys

Outstanding Director of a Musical:
John Doyle, Sweeney Todd
Michael Greif, Grey Gardens
Kathleen Marshall, The Pajama Game
Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys
Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone
Daniele Finzi Pasca, Rain

Outstanding Choreography:
Rob Ashford, The Wedding Singer
Angela Chang, Golden Dragon Acrobats
Graciela Daniele, Bernarda Alba
Kathleen Marshall, The Pajama Game
Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone
Sergio Trujillo, Jersey Boys

Outstanding Book of a Musical:
Rick Elice & Marshall Brickman, Jersey Boys
Bob Martin & Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone
Doug Wright, Grey Gardens

Outstanding Sound Design:
Acme Sound Partners, The Drowsy Chaperone
Acme Sound Partners, See What I Wanna See
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Jersey Boys
Daniel Moses Schreier, Sweeney Todd
Brian Ronan, Grey Gardens
Brian Ronan, The Pajama Game

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