About the Awards

The Awards are bestowed annually in May in numerous categories. Nominations are made by the Drama Desk Nominating Committee, the members of which may change each season. The entire active membership then votes on those nominations.

Professional productions in Manhattan that have a minimum of 21 public performances may be eligible for Drama Desk Award consideration. Our awards season begins immediately following our awards show (check our website for the announcement of our spring awards ceremony) and continue into the following spring. Specific dates vary from season to season. As there are additional eligibility guidelines that can effect any specific production, please email Charles Wright, Drama Desk President at DramaDesk58@gmail.com with any specific questions.