Jefferson Mays and the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Jefferson Mays and the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Winners of the 59th Drama Desk Awards were announced in New York last night (1 June 2014), with A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder dominating the field with seven wins, including Outstanding Musical.

The acting categories saw Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston named Outstanding Actor in a Play, for All the Way, while Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Neil Patrick Harris shared Outstanding Actor in a Musical with Jefferson Mays for A Gentleman's Guide.

A Gentleman's Guide's Lauren Worsham also shared an award - for Featured Actress in a Musical - with Anika Larsen for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which is rumoured to be transferring to the West End.

Elsewhere, British director Tim Carroll claimed the honours for Outstanding Director of a Play, for Twelfth Night, which also won Outstanding Revival of a Play.

Produced by WhatsOnStage parent company TheatreMania, the Drama Desk Awards are the only major New York theatre honours for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same category.

They're the last major theatre awards to be announced ahead of the Tonys, which take place next Sunday (8 June 2014).

Selected winners of the 2014 Drama Desk Awards:

Outstanding Play
Robert Schenkkan, All the Way

Bryan Cranston in All the Way
Bryan Cranston in All the Way

Outstanding Musical
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Revival of a Play
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare's Globe Production)

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Anika Larsen, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Director of a Play
Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Choreography
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

Outstanding Music
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Outstanding Lyrics
Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Outstanding Solo Performance
John Douglas Thompson, Satchmo at the Waldorf

For the full list of winners, visit TheaterMania.com