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Jessica Lange & 'Eclipsed' Ladies Recognized at Drama Desk Awards 2016

Eclipsed‘s Saycon Sengbloh and Danai Gurira pose backstage with their awards at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards at Anita’s Way on Sunday (June 5) in New York City.

Also winning big that evening was Long Day’s Journey Into Night‘s Jessica Lange and Michael Shannon for Best Actress in a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play, respectively.

Meanwhile, Saycon won Best Featured Actress while Danai won the Sam Norkin Award.

Also in attendance at the event were Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who won for Outstanding Solo Performance for Fully Committed, nominees Mamie Gummer and Marin Ireland, Broadway’s Judith Light, Jennifer Simard, Chita Rivera, and Celia Keenan-Bolger, as well as presenters Maura Tierney and Michael Urie, and the cast of The Humans, which won Outstanding Play.

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Cynthia Erivo & Jane Krakowski Win Big at Drama Desk Awards 2016!

Cynthia Erivo and Jane Krakowski win big at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards held at Anita’s Way on Sunday (June 5) in New York City.

Cynthia, who stars in The Color Purple revival, won for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, while Jane, who stars in She Loves Me, won for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Also winning big that evening were Fiddler on the Roof‘s Danny Burstein and WaitressChristopher Fitzgerald for their roles in their respective musicals.

Other musical theater actors in attendance included She Loves Me cast members Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, and Nicholas Barasch, Waitress composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles and star of the show Jessie Mueller, Bright Star‘s Carmen Cusack and AJ Shivley, The Color Purple‘s Danielle Brooks, and Broadway stars Khris Davis, Montego Glover and Laura Osnes.

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