Drama Desk Awards 2020 to be presented on NY1

The winners of The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced during Spectrum News NY1’s "On Stage" on Sunday, May 31, at 7:30pm.

Drama Desk Awards 2020

The Drama Desk has now officially partnered with television channel NY1 and the winners of The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced during Spectrum News NY1’s "On Stage" program, set to air on Sunday, May 31, at 7:30pm (ET). In addition, the special presentation, which replaces the traditional ceremony at The Town Hall due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, will also be streamed on NY1.com and DramaDeskAwards.com.

Check out the full list of 2020 Drama Desk Award nominees here.

Matt Britten, Drama Desk Awards executive producer and Broadway Brands CEO commented: "Though these are challenging times, we knew we wanted to find some way to honor this year's Drama Desk Award nominees and recipients, as well as to bring some small sense of normalcy and hope to New York's theater community. I want to thank NY1, as well as the team at Joey Parnes Productions, for stepping up to make this happen for the New York theater community and theater fans everywhere. Good things happen when you work with good people."

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards are dedicated to the memory of former Drama Desk president William Wolf.

The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics' organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions in the same categories.