Catherine Zeta-Jones was recognized for her stint on Broadway in "A Little Night Music" as she accepted top honors at the Drama Desk Awards in New York on Sunday, May 23. The actress shared her Best Actress in a Musical title with "Memphis" star Montego Glover at the Drama Desk ceremony, which celebrates both Broadway and off-Broadway productions.
The accolade was a boost for Zeta-Jones, who was forced to cancel two performances of the show last week after falling ill. New production "Memphis" was a big winner, landing trophies for Best Musical and Best Orchestration, while the show's writer Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan scooped the Best Music prize. Actor Liev Schreiber was named Best Actor in a Play for his role in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge", while drama "Red" was cited as Best Play, according to the Associated Press.
One of the evening's most poignant moments came when organizer Robert R. Blume paid tribute to actress Lynn Redgrave, who died earlier this month. He told the audience, "It's been a sad moment for the New York theater world and the Drama Desk. She was a close personal friend and a strong supporter of theater and the Drama Desk, one of the great ladies of the theater."