The New York Drama Critics’ Circle recently announced their 2019 winners.
The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth was named best play of the 2018-19 season. The award for best musical went to Tootsie. What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck was named best American play. The selections were made at the organization’s 84th annual voting meeting.
The awards were presented at a private cocktail reception on Monday, May 13.
Special citations were voted to theater companies Irish Repertory Theatre and Page 73, as well as the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof.
The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500; the award for best American play is a cash prize of $1,000. The prizes are made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.