Drama League Awards

The Drama League Awards have recognized outstanding achievements on and off Broadway since 1935.

About the Drama League Awards

First presented in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatrical awards chosen by the ENTIRE theater community – specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and off-Broadway productions. League members include award-winning actors, designers, directors, playwrights, producers, industry veterans, critics and dedicated audiences from across the nation.

At the height of the theatrical season each May, The Drama League Awards are presented in a star-studded luncheon ceremony. Lauded as “a wonderful, notoriously swanky affair” by Playbill and as “the best party on Broadway” by John Lithgow, the Awards Luncheon is considered by many to be the most intimate and friendly event of the awards season.

Each year at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, five competitive awards and three special honors are presented. For a complete list of productions and performers that have won these awards so far in the event’s history, as well as all of our past honorees, visit our Awards History page.