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'Inheritance,' 'Loop' win big at virtual Drama Desk Awards ceremony

Lois Smith won a Drama Desk Award for her performance in The Inheritance Saturday night. The show was also named Best Play. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Lois Smith won a Drama Desk Award for her performance in "The Inheritance" Saturday night. The show was also named Best Play. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 14 (UPI) -- The Inheritance won the Drama Desk Award for Best Play and A Strange Loop was declared Best Musical in a virtual ceremony Saturday night.

The winners of awards honoring excellence in New York theater were announced on television and online due to social-distancing practices intended to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Inheritance also scored the prizes for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Paul Hilton, Best Featured Actress for Lois Smith, Best Direction of a Play for Stephen Daldry and Best Sound Design for a Play for Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid.

A Strange Loop was presented with the awards for Best Actor in a Musical for Larry Owens and Best Director of a Musical for Stephen Brackett. Michael R. Jackson earned the accolades for Best Lyrics and Best Book of a Musical.

Little Shop of Horrors was named Best Revival of a Musical and its lead Christopher Borle won the statuette for Featured Actor in a Musical.

A Soldier's Play was voted Best Revival of a Play and Thomas Schall won the prize for Best Fight Choreography.

Edmund Donovan won for Best Actor in a Play for Greater Clements, Liza Colon-Zayas won for Best Actress in a Play for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, Adrienne Warren won for Best Actress in a Musical for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and Lauren Patten won for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Jagged Little Pill.

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