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2000 Drama Desk Awards

The Drama Desk, a group of 150 theater critics and reporters, announced the awards on May 14, 2000.

Outstanding PlayCopenhagen
Outstanding MusicalContact
Outstanding Musical RevivalKiss Me, Kate
Outstanding Play RevivalThe Real Thing
Outstanding One-Person ShowBarry Humphries, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour
Unique Theatrical ExperienceCharlie Victor Romeo
Best Actor in a PlayStephen Dillane, The Real Thing
Best Actress in a PlayEileen Heckart, The Waverly Gallery
Best Featured Actor in a PlayRoy Dotrice, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Best Featured Actress in a PlayMarylouise Burke, Fuddy Meers
Best Actor in a MusicalBrian Stokes Mitchell, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Actress in a MusicalHeather Headley, Aida
Best Featured Actor in a MusicalStephen Spinella, The Dead
Best Featured Actress in a MusicalKaren Ziemba, Contact
Best Director of a PlayMichael Blakemore, Copenhagen
Best Director of a MusicalMichael Blakemore, Kiss Me, Kate
Best ChoreographySusan Stroman, Contact
Best MusicAndrew Lippa, The Wild Party—MTC
Best LyricsStephen Sondheim, Saturday Night
Outstanding OrchestrationsDon Sebesky, Kiss Me, Kate
Outstanding Set Design of a PlayDavid Gallo, Jitney
Outstanding Set Design of a MusicalRobin Wagner, Kiss Me, Kate
Special AwardsAlexander H. Cohen (posthumous)—Lifelong commitment to excellence in theatre
Barnard Hughes and Helen Stenborg—Shared Lifetime Achievement
Cast of Jitney—Outstanding Ensemble Performance

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