2004 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 17, 2004.

Outstanding PlayI Am My Own Wife
Outstanding MusicalWicked
Outstanding Musical RevivalAssassins
Outstanding Play RevivalHenry IV—LCT
Best Actor in a PlayKevin Kline , Henry IV—LCT
Best Actress in a Play (tie)Viola Davis, Intimate Apparel and Phylicia Rashad A Raisin in the Sun
Best Featured Actor in a PlayNed Beatty, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Best Featured Actress in a PlayAudra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
Best Actor in a MusicalHugh Jackman, The Boy From Oz
Best Actress in a MusicalDonna Murphy, Wonderful Town
Best Featured Actor in a MusicalRaul Esparza, Taboo
Best Featured Actress in a MusicalIsabel Keating, The Boy From Oz
Best Director of a PlayJack O'Brien, Henry IV—LCT
Best Director of a MusicalJoe Mantello, Wicked
Best ChoreographyKathleen Marshall, Wonderful Town
Best Book of a MusicalWinnie Holzman, Wicked
Best MusicJeanine Tesori, Caroline, or Change
Best LyricsStephen Schwartz, Wicked
Outstanding OrchestrationsMichael Starobin, Assassins
Outstanding Set Design of a PlayJohn Lee Beatty, Twentieth Century
Outstanding Set Design of a MusicalEugene Lee, Wicked
Outstanding Costume DesignSusan Hilferty, Wicked
Outstanding Lighting DesignJules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Assassins
Outstanding Sound DesignDan Moses Schreier, Assassins
Outstanding Solo PerformanceJefferson Mayes, I Am My Own Wife
Unique Theatrical ExperienceToxic Audio in Loud Mouth
Special AwardsDakin Matthews for his adaption of William Shakespeare's Henry IV—LCT, The Flea Theater, and The Classical Theatre of Harlem

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