|Drama Desk Award for |
Outstanding Actress in a Play
|Awarded for||Outstanding Actress in a Play|
|Presented by||Drama Desk|
|Currently held by||Liza Colón-Zayas for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven (2020)|
The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. The awards were established in 1955, with acting awards being given without making distinctions between roles in plays and musicals, or actors and actresses. The new award categories were later created in the 1975 ceremony.
† - indicates the performance won the Tony Award
‡ - indicates the performance was also nominated for the Tony Award
§ - indicates the performance was nominated and won Tony Award in the Featured Category
Winners and nominees
|Liza Colón-Zayas||Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven||Sarge||N/A|
|Emily Davis||Is This A Room||Reality Winner|
|April Matthis||Toni Stone||Toni Stone|
- Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress
- Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
- "Drama Desk Award for Actress in a Play". Internet Broadway Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21.