Six WICKED Performers Nominated for Drama Desk Awards; Jayne Houdyshell Receives Special Award

Jayne Houdyshell

Six WICKED performers have been nominated for 2013 Drama Desk Awards.

Julia Murney (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour) has been nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play, for her performance in FALLING. Ryan Silverman (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Chicago) has been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a musical, for his performance in PASSION. Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Pre-Broadway) and Lindsay Mendez (upcoming Elphaba – Broadway) have both been nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for their performances in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and DOGFIGHT, respectively. Andy Karl (former Fiyero – Broadway) has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a musical, for his performance in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. Annaleigh Ashford (former Glinda – Chicago, Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour) has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance in KINKY BOOTS.

Jayne Houdyshell (former Madame Morrible – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway) has received a Special Award “for her artistry as an exceptionally versatile and distinctive Broadway and Off-Broadway performer.”

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on May 19 at Town Hall.

For more information about the Drama Desk Awards, visit dramadeskawards.com.

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