‘Book of Mormon’ Wins Big at Drama Desk Awards

The profane show “The Book of Mormon” and the Cole Porter romp “Anything Goes” have each won a leading five Drama Desk Awards, including for best musical and best musical revival.

The Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics, also honored “The Normal Heart” and “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” with two awards each Monday night.

“The Book of Mormon” also won for best lyrics, music, director and orchestrations.

Bobby Cannavale and Frances McDormand won the play acting awards, while Norbert Leo Butz and Sutton Foster won the musical acting honors.

The awards were presented during a ceremony hosted by Harvey Fierstein at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The ceremony will be aired in June on the cable channel Ovation.

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Online: http://dramadesk.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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