Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park & Kate Rockwell to host Drama League Awards 2018

The stars of Mean Girls will host The 84th Annual Drama League Awards on May 18, 2018.

Ashley Park, Taylor Louderman & Kate Rockwell

Watch your backs, folks! "The Plastics" Taylor LoudermanAshley Park and Kate Rockwell - stars of the Broadway premiere of Mean Girls - have been named as the co-hosts of The 84th Annual Drama League Awards ceremony, which will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. As previously announcedMean Girls director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw is also set to receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing at the ceremony.

Here is a reminder of all of this year's nominees:

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

Animal

Hangmen

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

In the Body of the World

Is God Is

Meteor Shower

Oedipus El Rey

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

Until the Flood


OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

The Band's Visit

Bella: An American Tall Tale

Frozen

Hundred Days

KPOP

Mean Girls

SpongeBob SquarePants

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie


OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

Angels in America

Children of a Lesser God

Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

Hamlet

The Iceman Cometh

Lobby Hero

Saint Joan

Three Tall Women

Torch Song

Travesties

Yerma


OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

Carousel

My Fair Lady

Once on This Island

Pacific Overtures


DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD

(One winner is selected from this category. The recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career)

Jelani AlladinFrozen

Lauren AmbroseMy Fair Lady

Annaleigh AshfordA Midsummer Night’s Dream

Laura BenantiMeteor Shower

MaameYaa BoafoSchool Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

Anthony BoyleHarry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

Juan CastanoOedipus El Rey

Billy CrudupHarry Clarke

Eisa DavisKings

Ariana DeBoseSummer: The Donna Summer Musical

Noma DumenzweniHarry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

Deanna DunaganThe Treasurer

Eve EnslerIn The Body of the World

Chris EvansLobby Hero

Johnny FlynnHangmen

Alfie FullerIs God Is

Andrew GarfieldAngels in America

Harry Hadden-PatonMy Fair Lady

Rebecca HallAnimal

Harriet HarrisThe Low Road

Brian-Tyree HenryLobby Hero

Joshua HenryCarousel

Tom HollanderTravesties

Oscar IsaacHamlet

Chukwudi IwujiThe Low Road

Glenda JacksonThree Tall Women

Joshua JacksonChildren of a Lesser God

Hailey KilgoreOnce On This Island

LaChanzeSummer: The Donna Summer Musical

Katrina LenkThe Band’s Visit

Robert Sean LeonardEdward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

Taylor LoudermanMean Girls

Elizabeth MarvelJulius Caesar

James McArdleAngels in America

Laurie MetcalfThree Tall Women

Jessie MuellerCarousel

Patti MurinFrozen

Alex NewellOnce On This Island

Sahr NgaujahMlima’s Tale

Seth NumrichTravesties

Deirdre O’ConnellFulfillment Center

Ashley ParkMean Girls and KPOP

Billie Piper, Yerma

Karen PittmanPipeline

Condola RashadSaint Joan

Lauren RidloffChildren of a Lesser God

Roslynn RuffX: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

Amy SchumerMeteor Shower

Tony ShalhoubThe Band’s Visit

Paul SparksEdward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

Katy SullivanCost of Living

John Douglas ThompsonJulius Caesar

Michael UrieTorch Song and The Government Inspector

Denzel WashingtonThe Iceman Cometh

Dianne WiestHappy Days


NOTE: The Drama League also wishes to acknowledge the previous recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award who appeared in New York productions this season. As the Award can only be won once in a performer’s lifetime, they are ineligible this season. Their exemplary work, however, is recognized and applauded:

Norbert Leo ButzMy Fair Lady and The Whirligig

Kathleen ChalfantFor Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

Nathan LaneAngels in America

John LithgowJohn Lithgow: Stories By Heart

Bernadette PetersHello, Dolly!

Mark RylanceFarinelli and the King


The recipients of the special recognition awards are Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, who will receive The Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award, Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, who is set to receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing and the National Endowment for the Arts, which will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award, accepted by Jane Chu, Chairman of the NEA, on the organisation's behalf.

The Drama League Awards were first awarded back in 1922 and were formalised as such in 1935, becoming the oldest theatrical honors in the United States. They remain the only major theatergoer awards chosen together by both industry professionals and audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

Recipients of the coveted "Distinguished Performance Award" over the years has included a roster of theatre legends such as Audra McDonald, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Liev Schreiber, Sir John Gielgud, Harvey Fierstein, Cherry Jones, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Julie Harris, Helen Hayes, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Sir Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Plummer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ben Platt.