Drama Desk Award For Outstanding Lyrics
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Drama Desk Award For Outstanding Lyrics
Drama Desk Award
for Outstanding Lyrics
Awarded forOutstanding Lyrics
LocationUnited States
Presented byDrama Desk
Currently held byDavid Yazbek for Tootsie (2019)

The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions.

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

Winners and nominees


Year Lyricist Production
George Haimsohn & Robin Miller Dames at Sea
Fred Ebb Zorba





Year Lyricist Production
Stephen Sondheim Saturday Night
Boyd Graham The Big Bang
Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano & GQ The Bomb-itty of Errors
Andrew Lippa The Wild Party
Mel Brooks The Producers +
Kirsten Childs The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis Urinetown +
Ed Kleban A Class Act ?
Laurence O'Keefe Bat Boy: The Musical
David Yazbek The Full Monty ?
Jason Robert Brown The Last Five Years
Craig Carnelia Sweet Smell of Success ?
Jonathan Larson Tick, Tick... BOOM!
Kevin Murphy Reefer Madness
Dick Scanlan Thoroughly Modern Millie ?
Ben Schatz Dragapella Starring The Kinsey Sicks
Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Hairspray +
Tim Acito & Alexander Dinelaris Zanna, Don't!
Lynn Ahrens A Man of No Importance
Craig Carnelia Imaginary Friends
Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Avenue Q +
Jeremy Sams & Didier van Cauwelaert Amour ?
Stephen Schwartz Wicked ?
Joanne Bogart The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
Boy George Taboo ?
Sean Hartley Cupid and Psyche
Joel Higgins Johnny Guitar
Eric Idle Spamalot ?
Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Walker Altar Boyz
Douglas J. Cohen Children's Letters to God
Rick Crom Newsical
William Finn The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ?
David Yazbek Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ?
Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison The Drowsy Chaperone +
Chad Beguelin The Wedding Singer ?
Mark Campbell Songs from an Unmade Bed
Ryan Cunningham I Love You Because
Michael Korie Grey Gardens ?
Michael John LaChiusa See What I Wanna See
Steven Sater Spring Awakening +
Fred Ebb, Rupert Holmes & John Kander Curtains ?
Lin-Manuel Miranda In the Heights +
Nell Benjamin & Laurence O'Keefe Legally Blonde ?
Mark Eaton, Elaina Newport & William Strauss Capitol Steps
Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Stew Passing Strange ?
Lynn Ahrens The Glorious Ones
Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein
John Bucchino A Catered Affair
Ben Katchor The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
Jason Loewith & Joshua Schmidt Adding Machine
Stephen Sondheim Road Show
Neil Bartram The Story of My Life
Jason Robert Brown 13
Marcy Heisler Dear Edwina
David Lindsay-Abaire Shrek the Musical ?
Dolly Parton 9 to 5 ?


Year Lyricist Production
Fred Ebb & John Kander The Scottsboro Boys ?
Rick Crom Newsical
Kevin Del Aguila Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Adèle Anderson & Dillie Keane Fascinating Aïda
Andrew Lippa The Addams Family ?
David Zellnik Yank!
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone The Book of Mormon +
Rick Crom Newsical The Musical - Full Spin Ahead
Jack Lechner The Kid
Adam Mathias See Rock City & Other Destinations
Glenn Slater Sister Act ?
Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Catch Me If You Can
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová Once
Don Black Bonnie & Clyde ?
Jack Feldman Newsies +
Joy Gregory & Gunnar Madsen The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Michael John LaChiusa Queen of the Mist
Maury Yeston Death Takes a Holiday
Tim Minchin Matilda the Musical ?
Amanda Green Hands on a Hardbody ?
Green & Lin-Manuel Miranda Bring It On: The Musical
Michael John LaChiusa Giant
Dave Malloy Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Steve Rosen & David Rossmer The Other Josh Cohen
Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder ?
Howard Ashman, Chad Beguelin & Tim Rice Aladdin ?
Jason Robert Brown The Bridges of Madison County +
Michael Friedman Love's Labour's Lost
Michael Korie Far from Heaven
Lisa Kron Fun Home +
Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton +
Jason Robert Brown Honeymoon in Vegas
Fred Ebb The Visit ?
Michael Friedman The Fortress of Solitude
Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick Something Rotten! ?
Benjamin Scheuer The Lion
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Dear Evan Hansen +
Sara Bareilles Waitress ?
Glenn Slater School of Rock ?
Michael John LaChiusa First Daughter Suite
David Yazbek The Band's Visit +
Gerard Alessandrini Spamilton
GQ & JAQ Othello: The Remix
Michael Korie War Paint
David Hein & Irene Sankoff Come from Away ?
Peter Kellogg Desperate Measures
Nell Benjamin Mean Girls ?
Quiara Alegría Hudes & Erin McKeown Miss You Like Hell
Helen Park & Max Vernon KPOP
David Yazbek Tootsie ?
Chad Beguelin The Prom ?
Andrew R. Butler Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
Joe Iconis Be More Chill ?
Peter Mills The Hello Girls

Multiple wins

10 wins
2 wins

Multiple nominations

See also


  • "Drama Desk Award for Lyrics". Internet Broadway Database. 2008. Retrieved .

External links

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