Ben Platt, Sutton Foster, and Josh Groban Among 2017 Drama League Award Nominees

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Winners will be announced at the May 19 ceremony.
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Tony winners Bebe Neuwirth and Patina Miller (both on the CBS series Madam Secretary) announced the 2017 Drama League nominations April 19 at Sardi's. The 83rd annual ceremony, hosted by Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, will take place May 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.

The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America, having been first presented in 1922 and subsequently formalized in 1935. At the center of the awards is the Distinguished Performance Award, which goes to one artist a year, and can only be won once in an artist’s lifetime.

Included in the nominees for this year's Distinguished Performance Award are Dear Evan Hansen stars Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones, Tony winner Sutton Foster for the Off-Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, and The Great Comet headliners Josh Groban and Denée Benton. All three productions also received nominations for their respective categories.

See below for the list of nominees. Check back for updates:

THE DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Reed Birney, Man From Nebraska
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Ato Blankson-Wood, The Total Bent
Christian Borle, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Falsettos
Leon Addison Brown, Master Harold and the Boys
Kate Burton, Present Laughter
Daniel Craig, Othello
Johanna Day, Sweat
Marcia DeBonis, Small Mouth Sounds
Danny DeVito, The Price
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Carson Elrod, The Liar
Michael Emerson, Wakey Wakey
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Sutton Foster, Sweet Charity
Gideon Glick, Significant Other
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Harriet Harris, The Roads To Home
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Allison Janney, Six Degrees of Separation
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Sarah Jones, Sell/Buy/Date
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons
Kecia Lewis, Marie and Rosetta
Judith Light, All The Ways To Say I Love You
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
Simon McBurney, The Encounter
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll's House, Part 2
Joe Morton, Turn Me Loose
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
Caroline O'Connor, Anastasia
Laura Osnes, Bandstand
Aisling O'Sullivan, The Beauty Queen of Leenane
David Hyde Pierce, A Life and Hello, Dolly!
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Daniel Radcliffe, Privacy
Amy Ryan, Love, Love, Love
Nora Schell, Spamilton
Jeremy Secomb, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Anna Deveare Smith, Notes From The Field
John Douglas Thompson, Jitney and A Doll's House/The Father
Kate Walsh, If I Forget
Michelle Wilson, Sweat

(Note: As Bette Midler is set to receive this year's Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award, the Hello, Dolly! star was considered ineligible for the Distinguished Performance Award category.)

Read: HELLO, DOLLY! STAR BETTE MIDLER WILL BE HONORED BY THE DRAMA LEAGUE

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Améie
Anastasia
Bandstand
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day
Hadestown
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Ride the Cyclone
War Paint

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
A Dolls House, Part 2
Caught
Everybody
If I Forget
Indecent
A Life
Oslo
The Play That Goes Wrong
Sweat
Tell Hector I Miss Him
The Wolves

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Cats
Falsettos
Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon
Sunset Boulevard
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweet Charity

(Note: At the producers' request, this season's revival of Sunday in the Park with George was not considered for award eligibility.)

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
A Doll's House/The Father
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Jitney
The Little Foxes
Master Harold and the Boys
Othello
Present Laughter
The Price
Six Degrees of Separation
Troilus and Cressida

The following performers who appeared on the New York stage this season have previously received the Distinguished Performance Award and are therefore ineligible this year: Glenn Close (Sunset Boulevard), Christine Ebersole (War Paint), Harvey Fierstein (Gently Down the Stream), Nathan Lane (The Front Page), Patti LuPone (War Paint), Mary-Louise Parker (Heisenberg), and Liev Schreiber (Les Liaisons Dangereuses).

As previously announced, this year's Drama League Awards will present the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award to Midler, the Unique Contributon to the Theater Award to animal trainer Bill Berloni, and the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing to Michael Grief.

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