NY Drama Desk Nominations Feature Asian American Artists


NY Drama Desk Awards for 2019 announced. And for Lighting Design, Asian American theatre artists DOMINATE.

Outstanding Play
Usual Girls by Ming Peiffer

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Midori Francis, Usual Girls

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Stephanie Hsu, Be More Chill

Outstanding Director of a Play
Tyne Rafaeli, Usual Girls

Outstanding Music in a Play
Paul Castles and Jongbin Jung, Wild Goose Dreams

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Amith Chandrashaker, Boesman and Lena
Amith Chandrashaker, Fairview
Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play
Yi Zhao, The House That Will Not Stand

Sam Norkin Award
Mia Katigbak, artistic director of NAATCO and performer in this season’s Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Peace for Mary Francis, and Recent Alien Abductions

Playbill has the complete list of nominations


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