Love, Mom and Dad: Jessica Lange, Outstanding Actress in a Play nominee for her work as a morphine-addled matriarch in A Long Day's Journey into Night, gets a hug from Outstanding Actor in a Play nominee Frank Langella for his work in the title role of The Father. (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, Drama Desk Award nominees for Outstanding Music in Bright Star. (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Hostess to toasted: former Drama Desk Award emcee Laura Benanti garners a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Outstanding Actor in a Musical nominee for Cagney, Robert Creighton(Photo: Barry Gordin)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Outstanding Solo Performance nominee for his turn in Fully Committed. (Photo: Barry Gordin)

First Daughter Sweet! A quintet of creatives garner a septet of nominations: Bruce Coughlin (orchestrations), Alison Fraser (featured actress in a musical), Michael John LaChuisa (book, music and lyrics), Mary Testa (featured actress in a musical), Michael Starobin (orchestrations). (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Make Some Noise! Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play nominee Megan Hilty for her performance in Noises Off! (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Outstanding Featured Actor in Play (Disaster!) nominee Baylee Latrell. (Photo: Barry Gordin)

She Loves It: Jane Krakowski, a nominee for Outstanding Featured Actress in Musical for She Loves Me. (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Service with a Smile: Waitress's Jessica Mueller, nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Musical. (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Bright Star nominee for Outstanding Actor in a Musical A.J. Shively(Photo: Barry Gordin)

Outstanding Actress in a Play nominee Marin Ireland for her performance in Ironbound. (Photo: Barry Gordin)