EURweb is reporting that Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald will join fellow Tony Award winner Liev Shreiber in announcing the nominees for the 2011 Drama Desk Awards. Since 1955 the awards have been given for excellence in Broadway, off-Broadway and nonprofit New York theater. The announcements will be made on May 2 at 9:30 a.m. ET at the New York Friars Club.
The 56th annual ceremony will feature musical numbers from the nominated New York stage productions and will be held May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom. There will be a gala sit-down dinner, prepared by celebrity chefs, during which the awards will be presented to outstanding productions and creative talent for the 2010-2011 season.
The Drama Desk Awards ceremony will be filmed in HD for a television special that will be given two prime-time airings, plus four additional national broadcasts on Ovation between June 2 and June 15.
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