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Drama Desk Award For Outstanding Book of A Musical
Drama Desk Award
for Outstanding Book of a Musical
Awarded forOutstanding Book of a Musical
LocationUnited States
Presented byDrama Desk
Currently held byRobert Horn for Tootsie (2019)
WebsiteDramaDeskAwards.com

The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. For two years, in addition to the award for Outstanding Book, an award was presented to the writers of the Most Promising Book. Recipients of this honor were Melvin Van Peebles for Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death in 1972 and Ron House and Diz White for El Grande de Coco-Cola in 1973.

+ - indicates the book won the Tony Award
? - indicates the book was also nominated for the Tony Award

Winners and nominees

1970s

1980s

Year Writer Production
1984
James Lapine Sunday in the Park with George ?
Harvey Fierstein La Cage aux Folles +
Garry Trudeau Doonesbury
1985
Jerry Colker Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down
1986
Rupert Holmes The Mystery of Edwin Drood +
Marta Kauffman, Seth Friedman and David Crane Personals
Warren Leight Mayor
1987
L. Arthur Rose, Douglas Furber, Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent Me and My Girl ?
Barry Harman Olympus on My Mind
1988
James Lapine Into the Woods +

1990s

2000s

Year Writer Production
2001
Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan The Producers +
Kirsten Childs The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming Bat Boy: The Musical
Greg Kotis Urinetown +
Terrence McNally The Full Monty ?
2002
John Lahr and Elaine Stritch Elaine Stritch at Liberty
John Guare Sweet Smell of Success ?
Jonathan Larson and David Auburn Tick, Tick... BOOM!
Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan Thoroughly Modern Millie ?
2003
Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan Hairspray +
Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris Zanna, Don't!
Terrence McNally A Man of No Importance
Jeremy Sams and Didier Van Cauwelaert Amour ?
Jeff Whitty Avenue Q +
2004
Winnie Holzman Wicked ?
Tony Kushner Caroline, or Change ?
2005
Rachel Sheinkin The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee +
Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe Cam Jensen
Kevin Del Aguila Altar Boyz
Mark Harelik The Immigrant
Eric Idle Monty Python's Spamalot ?
Jeffrey Lane Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ?
2006
Bob Martin and Don McKellar The Drowsy Chaperone +
Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman Jersey Boys ?
Doug Wright Grey Gardens ?
2007
Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone Curtains ?
Scott Brown and Anthony King Gutenberg! The Musical!
Julian Fellowes Mary Poppins
Heather Hach Legally Blonde ?
Steven Sater Spring Awakening +
Alfred Uhry LoveMusik
2008
Douglas Carter Beane Xanadu ?
Harvey Fierstein A Catered Affair
Ben Katchor The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt Adding Machine
Stew Passing Strange +
Eric H. Weinberger Wanda's World
2009
Lee Hall Billy Elliot the Musical +
Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis This Beautiful City
Joe DiPietro The Toxic Avenger
Brian Hill The Story of My Life
David Lindsay-Abaire Shrek the Musical ?
Patricia Resnick 9 to 5

2010s

Year Writer Production
2010
Alex Timbers Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson ?
Joe DiPietro Memphis +
Joe Iconis Bloodsong of Love
Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott Everyday Rapture ?
David Thompson The Scottsboro Boys
David Zellnik Yank!
2011
Adam Mathias See Rock City and Other Destinations
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth In Transit
Iris Rainer Dart The People in the Picture
Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone The Book of Mormon +
Michael Zam The Kid
2012
Joe DiPietro Nice Work If You Can Get It ?
Douglas Carter Beane Lysistrata Jones ?
Janus Cercone and Warren Leight Leap of Faith
Joy Gregory The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Michael John LaChiusa Queen of the Mist
Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone Death Takes a Holiday
2013
Dennis Kelly Matilda the Musical +
Sybille Pearson Giant
Joseph Robinette A Christmas Story: The Musical ?
David Rossmer and Steve Rosen The Other Josh Cohen
Jeff Whitty Bring It On: The Musical
Doug Wright Hands on a Hardbody
2014
Robert L. Freedman A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder +
Chad Beguelin Aladdin ?
Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Murder for Two
Lisa Kron Fun Home +
Douglas McGrath Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ?
Marsha Norman The Bridges of Madison County
2015
Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton +
Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree Found
Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell Something Rotten! ?
Craig Lucas An American in Paris ?
Terrence McNally The Visit ?
Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick Fly by Night
2016
John Caird Daddy Long Legs
Michael John LaChiusa First Daughter Suite
Jessie Nelson Waitress
2017
Irene Sankoff and David Hein Come from Away ?
Terrence McNally Anastasia
Itamar Moses The Band's Visit +
Richard Oberacker and Rob Taylor Bandstand
Joe Tracz The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
2018
Tina Fey Mean Girls ?
Kyle Jarrow SpongeBob SquarePants ?
Peter Kellogg Desperate Measures
Hannah Moscovitch Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
2019
Robert Horn Tootsie +
Scott Brown and Anthony King Beetlejuice ?
Andrew R. Butler Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin The Prom ?
Dominique Morisseau Ain't Too Proud ?


Multiple wins


See also

References

  • "Drama Desk Award for Book of a Musical". Internet Broadway Database. 2008. Retrieved .

External links


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