Drama League Awards 2012: Nominations Include Jesse Eisenberg, Ricky Martin, Kim Cattrall

04/24/2012 05:56 pm ET

The Drama League Awards may not be quite as prestigious as the Tonys, but they have a few years on them. Established in 1922 and made official in 1935 (the Tonys began in '47), the awards honor the best in theater both on and off Broadway. The League announced their nominations today, and the list includes many of the names we expect to be seeing from the Tonys when they announced their nominations next Tuesday. Raven-Symone (currently starring in "Sister Act" on Broadway), Megan Hilty and Justin Long announced the nominees for the awards' five categories -- Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award, for which more than 50 actors -- male and female -- were nominated. The winner can only receive the award once during his or her career, according to Broadway World, which hosted a livestream of the announcement.

Check out the full list of nominees below, which ranges from Kim Cattrall and Jesse Eisenberg to Ricky Martin and Philip Seymour Hoffman, all in the same super category. Also of note is fast-rising star Jeremy Jordan, who was nominated for his roles in both "Newsies" and "Bonnie and Clyde."

The 78th Annual Drama League Awards will be hosted by Stockard Channing and John Larroquette on May 18, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST.

Clybourne Park 

The Columnist 

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures 

The Lyons 

One Man, Two Guvnors 

Other Desert Cities 

Peter and The Starcatcher 



Septimus and Clarissa

Venus in Fur 


And God Created Great Whales 

Death of a Salesman 

Gore Vidal’s The Best Man 

How I Learned To Drive 

Look Back in Anger 

The Maids 




Leap of Faith 

Mission Drift 


Nice Work If You Can Get It 


Queen of The Mist 





The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess 

Jesus Christ Superstar 


Jane Alexander, The Lady From Dubuque 

Nina Arianda, Venus In Fur 

Annaleigh Ashford, Rent 

Angela Bassett, The Mountaintop 

Simon Russell Beale, Bluebird 

Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow 

Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher 

Matthew Broderick, Nice Work If You Can Get It 

Kim Cattrall, Private Lives 

Heather Christian, Mission Drift 

James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors 

Michael Cristofer, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures 

Tyne Daly, Master Class 

Jesse Eisenberg, Asuncion 

Linda Emond, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures 

Raúl Esparza, Leap of Faith 

Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet 

Andrew Garfield, Death of a Salesman 

Russell Harvard, Tribes 

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Death of a Salesman 

Samuel L. Jackson, The Mountaintop 

Jeremy Jordan, Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde 

Steve Kazee, Once 

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher 

Christine Lahti, Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling 

Angela Lansbury, Gore Vidal's The Best Man 

John Larroquette, Gore Vidal's The Best Man 

Linda Lavin, The Lyons 

Norm Lewis, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess 

Judith Light, Other Desert Cities 

Ricky Martin, Evita 

Jan Maxwell, Follies 

Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts 

Marin Mazzie, Carrie 

Audra McDonald, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess 

Ellen McLaughlin, Septimus and Clarissa 

Cristin Milioti, Once 

Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever 

Carey Mulligan, Through A Glass Darkly 

Cynthia Nixon, Wit 

Leslie Odom, Jr., Leap of Faith 

Kelli O'Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It 

Denis O'Hare, An Iliad 

Lily Rabe, Seminar 

Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost 

Molly Ranson, Carrie 

Condola Rashad, Stick Fly 

Matthew Rhys, Look Back In Anger 

Alan Rickman, Seminar 

Elena Roger, Evita 

Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park 

Kevin Spacey, Richard III 

Stephen Spinella, An Iliad 

Mary Testa, Queen of the Mist 

Blair Underwood, A Streetcar Named Desire 

Mary Louise Wilson, 4,000 Miles 

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