BMI Congratulates its 2017 Drama Desk Nominees

Posted in News on May 11, 2017
Pictured: Gerard Alessandrini and David Yazbek
Pictured: Gerard Alessandrini and David Yazbek

Our musical theatre composers have once again made BMI proud with several nominations for prestigious Drama Desk Awards. The annual awards honor productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Winners will be announced during the celebration on June 4, at New York’s Town Hall. Congratulations to all! Here’s the complete list of BMI nominees:

Outstanding Music
David Yazbek - The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Lyrics
Gerard Alessandrini - Spamilton
David Yazbek - The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Musical
The Band’s Visit - David Yazbek

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bette Midler - Hello Dolly

Outstanding Orchestrations
Greg Anthony Rassen - Bandstand
Jamshied Sharifi - The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Music in a Play
Daniel Ocanto - Alligator
Bill Sims, Jr. - Jitney

Outstanding Solo Performance
Brian Quijada - Where Did We Sit on the Bus?


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