‘Producers’ tops Drama Desk nods

Tuner takes in 11 trophies

See the full winners list

NEW YORK — “The Producers” was the big winner by a large margin at the Drama Desk Awards Sunday night.

The Mel Brooks tuner took 11 awards, beginning with best musical. Susan Stroman won for both direction and choreography, and cast members Nathan Lane, Gary Beach and Cady Huffman took acting trophies. Brooks and Thomas Meehan won the book award, Brooks got a nod for his lyrics, and the show also won for orchestrations, set design (musical) and costumes. (Brooks’ music for the show was not nominated; David Yazbek won for “The Full Monty.”)

Other multiple winners were “The Invention of Love” and “Mnemonic,” which took three trophies each, and best play winner “Proof” and “King Hedley II,” with two apiece.

And the winners are…

PLAY
“Proof”

MUSICAL
“The Producers”

MUSICAL REVUE
“Forbidden Broadway 2001: A Space Odyssey”

PLAY REVIVAL
“Gore Vidal’s The Best Man”

MUSICAL REVIVAL
“42nd Street”

ACTOR IN A PLAY
Richard Easton — “The Invention of Love”

ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Mary-Louise Parker — “Proof”

ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Nathan Lane — “The Producers”

ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Marla Schaffel — “Jane Eyre”

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Charles Brown — “King Hedley II”

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Viola Davis — “King Hedley II”

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Gary Beach — “The Producers”

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Cady Huffman — “The Producers”

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Jack O’Brien — “The Invention of Love”

DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Susan Stroman — “The Producers”

CHOREOGRAPHY
Susan Stroman — “The Producers”

BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan — “The Producers”

MUSIC
David Yazbek — “The Full Monty”

LYRICS
Mel Brooks — “The Producers”

ORCHESTRATIONS
Doug Besterman — “The Producers”

SET DESIGN OF A PLAY
Bob Crowley — “The Invention of Love”

SET DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Robin Wagner — “The Producers”

COSTUME DESIGN
William Ivey Long — “The Producers”

LIGHTING DESIGN
Paul Anderson — “Mnemonic”

SOUND DESIGN
Christopher Shutt — “Mnemonic”

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Pamela Gien — “The Syringa Tree”

UNIQUE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
“Mnemonic”

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