2001 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 20, 2001

Outstanding PlayProof
Outstanding MusicalThe Producers
Outstanding Musical Revival42nd Street
Outstanding Play RevivalGore Vidal’s The Best Man
Outstanding Solo PerformancePamela Gien, The Syringa Tree
Unique Theatrical ExperienceMnemonic
Best Actor in a PlayRichard Easton, The Invention of Love
Best Actress in a PlayMary-Louise Parker, Proof
Best Featured Actor in a PlayCharles Brown, King Hedley II
Best Featured Actress in a PlayViola Davis, King Hedley II
Best Actor in a MusicalNathan Lane, The Producers
Best Actress in a MusicalMarla Schaffel, Jane Eyre
Best Featured Actor in a MusicalGary Beach, The Producers
Best Featured Actress in a MusicalCady Huffman, The Producers
Best Director of a PlayJack O’Brien, The Invention of Love
Best Director of a MusicalSusan Stroman, The Producers
Best ChoreographySusan Stroman, The Producers
Best MusicDavid Yazbek, The Full Monty
Best LyricsMel Brooks, The Producers
Outstanding OrchestrationsDoug Besterman, The Producers
Outstanding Set Design of a PlayBob Crowley, The Invention of Love
Outstanding Set Design of a MusicalRobin Wagner, The Producers
Outstanding Costume DesignWilliam Ivey Long, The Producers
Outstanding Lighting DesignPaul Anderson, Mnemonic
Special AwardsSean Campion and Conleth Hill, for their performances in Stones in His Pockets
Reba McEntire for her performance in Annie Get Your Gun
The casts of Cobb and Tabletop—Outstanding Ensemble Performance

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