Drama Desk Award For Outstanding Orchestrations
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Drama Desk Award For Outstanding Orchestrations
Drama Desk Award
for Outstanding Orchestrations
Awarded forOutstanding Orchestrations
LocationUnited States
Presented byDrama Desk
Currently held byDaniel Kluger for Oklahoma! (2019)

The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. This category was eliminated with the 2011-12 season, only to be reinstated about a week later due to popular and overwhelming demand from much of the Broadway community.

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

Winners and nominees




Year Orchestrator Production
Don Sebesky Kiss Me, Kate +
Doug Besterman The Music Man ?
Michael Gibson The Wild Party
Taliep Petersen Kat and the Kings
Jonathan Tunick Saturday Night
Harold Wheeler Swing! ?
Doug Besterman The Producers +
Bruce Coughlin Urinetown ?
Michael Starobin The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Jonathan Tunick Follies ?
Harold Wheeler The Full Monty ?
Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns Thoroughly Modern Millie +
Jason Robert Brown The Last Five Years
Jonathan Tunick Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
Harold Wheeler Hairspray ?
Luther Henderson Little Ham
Michel Legrand Amour
William David Brohn Wicked ?
Paul Bogaev Bombay Dreams ?
Michael Starobin Assassins +
Harold Wheeler Never Gonna Dance
Bruce Coughlin, Adam Guettel and Ted Sperling The Light in the Piazza +
Steven M. Alper The Immigrant
Larry Hochman Monty Python's Spamalot ?
Doug Katsaros and Lynne Shankel Altar Boyz
Kim Scharnberg Little Women
Harold Wheeler Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ?
Sarah Travis Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street +
Larry Blank The Drowsy Chaperone ?
Bruce Coughlin Grey Gardens ?
See What I Wanna See
Daniel Feyer and Peter Mills The Pursuit of Persephone
Danny Troob and Dick Lieb The Pajama Game ?
Mary Mitchell Campbell Company
Jonathan Tunick LoveMusik ?
William David Brohn Curtains
Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman In the Heights +
Duncan Sheik Spring Awakening +
Jonathan Tunick The Apple Tree
Jason Carr Sunday in the Park with George ?
Doug Besterman Young Frankenstein
Michael Starobin The Glorious Ones
Stew and Heidi Rodewald Passing Strange ?
Jonathan Tunick A Catered Affair ?
Tim Weil 10 Million Miles
Martin Koch Billy Elliot the Musical +
Larry Blank Irving Berlin's White Christmas ?
Bruce Coughlin, Stephen Oremus and Alex Lacamoire 9 to 5
Aaron Johnson and Antibalas Fela!
Edward B. Kessel A Tale of Two Cities
Danny Troob and John Clancy Shrek the Musical ?


Year Orchestrator Production
Daryl Waters and David Bryan Memphis +
Larry Hochman The Scottsboro Boys ?
Tom Kitt American Idiot
Everyday Rapture
John Oddo All About Me
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus The Book of Mormon +
Mary-Mitchell Campbell Hello Again
Bruce Coughlin The Burnt Part Boys
Simon Hale, Jim Abbott and David Yazbek Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Marc Shaiman and Larry Blank Catch Me If You Can ?
Lynne Shankel The Extraordinary Ordinary
Martin Lowe Once +
Bill Elliott Nice Work If You Can Get It ?
Larry Hochman Death Takes a Holiday
John McDaniel Bonnie & Clyde
Michael Starobin Queen of the Mist
Danny Troob Newsies ?
Danny Troob Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ?
Trey Anastasio and Don Hart Hands on a Hardbody
Larry Blank A Christmas Story: The Musical
Bruce Coughlin Giant
Larry Hochman Chaplin: The Musical
Steve Margoshes Soul Doctor
Jason Robert Brown The Bridges of Madison County +
John Clancy Fun Home ?
Larry Hochman Big Fish
Steve Sidwell Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ?
Michael Starobin If/Then
Jonathan Tunick A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder ?
Christopher Austin An American in Paris +
Mary-Mitchell Campbell Allegro
Larry Hochman Something Rotten! ?
Alex Lacamoire Hamilton +
Rob Mathes The Last Ship ?
Don Sebesky, Larry Blank, Jason Robert Brown and Charlie Rosen Honeymoon in Vegas
Larry Hochman She Loves Me ?
August Eriksmoen Bright Star ?
Joseph Joubert and Catherine Jayes The Color Purple
Andrew Lloyd Webber School of Rock
Michael Starobin and Bruce Coughlin First Daughter Suite
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen Bandstand
Doug Besterman Anastasia
Bruce Coughlin War Paint
Benjamin Cox Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
August Eriksmoen Come from Away
Jamshied Sharifi The Band's Visit +
Jonathan Tunick Carousel ?
Tom Kitt SpongeBob SquarePants ?
Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin Once on This Island ?
Charlie Rosen and Erin McKeown Miss You Like Hell
Jonathan Tunick Pacific Overtures
Daniel Kluger Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! ?
Larry Blank Fiddler on the Roof
Simon Hale Girl from the North Country
Charlie Rosen Be More Chill
Daryl Waters The Cher Show

Multiple wins

See also


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

External links

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