1997 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 18, 1997.

Outstanding PlayHow I Learned to Drive
Outstanding MusicalThe Life
Outstanding Musical RevivalChicago
Outstanding Play RevivalA Doll's House
Outstanding One-Person ShowFiona Shaw, The Waste Land
Outstanding Musical RevueHoward Crabtree's When Pigs Fly
Unique Theatrical ExperienceThe Waste Land
Best Actor in a PlayDavid Morse, How I Learned to Drive and Christopher Plummer, Barrymore
Best Actress in a PlayJanet McTeer, A Doll's House
Best Featured Actor in a PlayBrian Murray, The Little Foxes
Best Featured Actress in a PlayDana Ivey, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Sex and Longing
Best Actor in a MusicalRobert Cuccioli, Jekyll & Hyde
Best Actress in a MusicalBebe Neuwirth, Chicago
Best Featured Actor in a MusicalJoel Grey, Chicago
Best Featured Actress in a MusicalLillias White, The Life
Best Director of a PlayMark Brokaw, How I Learned to Drive
Best Director of a MusicalWalter Bobbie, Chicago
Best ChoreographyAnn Reinking, Chicago
Best MusicCy Coleman, The Life
Best LyricsGerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back

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