Jeremy Irons and Cynthia Nixon Co-Host Drama League Awards

Jeremy Irons and Cynthia Nixon Co-Hosted Drama League Awards

Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons, recently on Broadway in Impressionism, and Cynthia Nixon, currently Off-Broadway in Distracted, will co-hosted the 75th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

The annual ceremony was held May 15 at noon at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.

The Drama League Awards, according to press notes, pay “tribute to the season’s best performers by including the nominees of The Distinguished Performance Award on a dais. The 75th Annual Drama League Awards dais will feature approximately 60-70 stars from the 2008-09 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.”

The Drama League also presents four other annual awards: Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Revival of a Musical.

Cynthia Nixon won her Tony Award for her performance in Rabbit Hole. Jeremy Irons won his Tony Award for his work in The Real Thing; Nixon played his daughter in that 1984 production.

Founded in 1916, the Drama League is an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to “encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre’s premiere service organization.”