Moulin Rouge, The Inheritance and more win Drama League Awards

A Soldier's Play and Little Shop of Horrors also took home big wins. 

Danny Burstein in Moulin Rouge

The Drama League announced the winners of annual Drama League Awards, which recognize achievements on and off-Broadway. Danny Burstein received the prestigious Distinguished Performance Award, which an actor can only receive once, for his work as Harold Ziegler in Moulin Rouge! The show also took home the prize for Outstanding Production of a Musical. 

The other winners include A Soldier’s Play (Outstanding Revival of a Play),The Inheritance (Outstanding Production of a Play), and the Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors (Outstanding Revival of a Musical). Winners were selected by the organization’s community of theatre artists, industry professionals, and audience members. 

The winners were announced virtually in lieu of the annual ceremony and celebrated the achievements of a season that was cut short due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A complete list of winners is below. 

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
A Soldier's Play

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Little Shop of Horrors

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
The Inheritance

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
Moulin Rouge!

FOUNDERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING
Marianne Elliott

UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEATRE
Terrence McNally

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE
James Lapine

2020 – 2021 Cohort of Drama League Directing Fellows: Cristina Angeles, Signe V. Harriday, Taylor Haven Holt, Cait Robinson, Emma Rosa Went, Desdemona Chiang, Christian Avila, Jasmine B. Gunter, Nicholas Polonio, and Tatyana-Marie Carlo

Photo credit: Danny Burstein in Moulin Rouge! (Photo by Matthew Murphy)