2006 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 21, 2006.

Outstanding Play The History Boys
Outstanding Musical The Drowsy Chaperone
Outstanding Musical Revival Sweeney Todd
Outstanding Play Revival Awake and Sing!
Best Actor in a Play Richard Griffiths, The History Boys
Best Actress in a Play Lois Smith, The Trip to Bountiful
Best Featured Actor in a Play Samuel Barnett, The History Boys
Best Featured Actress in a Play Frances de la Tour, The History Boys
Best Actor in a Musical John Lloyd Young. Jersey Boys
Best Actress in a Musical Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens
Best Featured Actor in a Musical Jim Dale, The Threepenny Opera
Best Featured Actress in a Musical Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Director of a Play Nicholas Hytner, The History Boys
Best Director of a Musical John Doyle, Sweeney Todd
Best Choreography Kathleen Marshall, The Pajama Game
Best Book of a Musical Bob Martin and Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Music Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Lyrics Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, The Drowsy Chaperone
Outstanding Orchestrations Sarah Travis, Sweeney Todd
Outstanding Set Design of a Play Michael Yeargan, Awake and Sing!
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical David Gallo, The Drowsy Chaperone
Outstanding Costume Design Gregg Barnes, The Drowsy Chaperone
Outstanding Lighting Design Richard G. Jones, Sweeney Todd
Outstanding Sound Design Steve Canyon Kennedy, Jersey Boys
Outstanding Solo Performance Antony Sher, Primo
Unique Theatrical Experience Christine Jorgensen Reveals
Outstanding Ensemble Performances Cast of Stuff Happensand cast of Awake and Sing!
Lifetime Achievement Horton Foote for his bountiful body of work that sensitively explores the human condition.
Special Awards BMI—Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop for nurturing, developing and promoting new talent for the musical theater.
The York Theatre Company for its vital contributions to theater by developing and presenting new musicals.
Sh-K-Boom and its label Ghostlight Records for dedication to the preservation of musical theater through cast recordings.

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