2002 Drama Desk Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The Drama Desk, a group of 150 theater critics and reporters, announced the awards on May 19, 2002.

Outstanding Play (tie)The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? and Metamorphoses
Outstanding MusicalThoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Musical RevivalInto the Woods
Outstanding Play RevivalPrivate Lives
Best Actor in a PlayAlan Bates, Fortune's Fool
Best Actress in a Play Lindsay Duncan, Private Lives
Best Featured Actor in a PlayFrank Langella, Fortune's Fool
Best Featured Actress in a Play Katie Finneran, Noises Off
Best Actor in a MusicalJohn Lithgow, Sweet Smell of Success
Best Actress in a MusicalSutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Featured Actor in a MusicalShuler Hensley, Oklahoma!
Best Featured Actress in a MusicalHarriet Harris, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Director of a PlayMary Zimmerman, Metamorphoses
Best Director of a MusicalMichael Mayer, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best ChoreographySusan Stroman, Oklahoma!
Best Book of a MusicalJohn Lahr and Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
Best MusicJason Robert Brown, The Last 5 Years
Best LyricsJason Robert Brown, The Last 5 Years
Outstanding OrchestrationsDoug Besterman and Ralph Burns, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Music in a PlayWilly Schwarz, Metamorphoses
Outstanding Set Design of a PlayTim Hatley, Private Lives
Outstanding Set Design of a MusicalDouglas W. Schmidt, Into the Woods
Outstanding Costume DesignIsaac Mizrahi, The Women
Outstanding Lighting DesignTJ Gerckens, Metamorphoses
Outstanding Sound DesignDan Moses Schreier, Into the Woods
Outstanding Solo PerformanceElaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
Special AwardsPaul Huntley for lifetime achievement
Billy Rosenfield for contributions for preservation of musical theater recordings
The Mint Theatre Company for presenting and preserving little-known classics
The Worth Street Theatre Company for its Stage Door Canteen shows for workers at Ground Zero

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