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Fat Ham, Kimberly Akimbo, Titanique Earn Major Theater Awards
June 1, 2023, 5:48.04 pm ET


Photo: Kimberly Akimbo/Joan Marcus

Three more major awards for New York theater have been announced.

The first annual Dorian Awards for theater, presented by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Criticism, were announced. “Kimberly Akimbo” picked up four awards: Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outstanding Lead Performance in a Broadway Musical for Victoria Clark, Outstanding Featured Performance in a Broadway Musical for Bonnie Milligan, and Outstanding Broadway Ensemble.

James Ijames’ audacious new play “Fat Ham” won Outstanding Broadway Play and Outstanding LGBTQ Broadway Production. J. Harrison Ghee, star of the musical “Some Like it Hot,” was bestowed the LGBTQ Theater Trailblazer Award. The group’s trademark Broadway Showstopper Award, for a standout production number or scene, went to the rousing “Independently Owned” sung by Alex Newell in “Shucked.”

Photo: Titanique/Emilio Madrid

In the Off-Broadway arena, the musical “Titaníque” was named Outstanding Off-Broadway Production, while its star and co-creator Marla Mindelle—who essays Celine Dion in the show—received a Best Performance nod.

The Drama Desk Awards will be given out on June 6, with “Some Like It Hot” taking top honors in eight categories, including Best Musical. “Life of Pi” won four awards and “Leopoldstadt” was named Best Play. Actors who will be honored for their work this season include Annaleigh Ashford, Jessica Chastain, Jodie Comer, J. Harrison Ghee, Sean Hayes, Alex Newell,Z Miriam Silverman and Brandon Uranowitz.

Photo: Fat Ham/Joan Marcus

Meanwhile, the Off-Broadway Alliance has announced its top honors for the 2022-2023 season. “Fat Ham” was named Best Play; “Titanique” was named Best Musical; “Endgame” was named Best Revival of a Play; “Merrily We Roll Along” was named Best Revival of Musical, “Walking with Bubbles” was named Best Solo Show, and “Asi Wind’s Inner Circle” was named Best Unique Theatrical Experience.