David Yazbek Wins Coveted Awards For Best Music and Lyrics at 2019 Drama Desk Awards

Posted in News on June 3, 2019

BMI extends its warm congratulations to its talented affiliates singled out for prestigious accolades at last night’s 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall in New York City.

Lyricist/composer David Yazbek was recognized for his work in the new Broadway production of Tootsie, winning the awards for both Outstanding Music presented by Music Theatre International and Outstanding Lyrics presented by Music Theatre International. BMI affiliate Elaine May also received recognition, winning Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance in The Waverly Gallery.

This year’s Drama Desk Awards considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 New York theater season. Congratulations to all.


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