The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced Broadway newcomer Raven-Symoné (Sister Act) will join Drama League nominee Megan Hilty (9 To 5, "Smash") and Justin Long (Seminar) as co-host when they announce The 2012 Drama League Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's. The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream at broadwayworld.com.
The nominations announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 78th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 18, 2012 at noon. Tickets for The Drama League Awards, which includes pre-event cocktails and the star-studded afternoon luncheon ceremony hosted by Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (Gore Vidal's The Best Man), are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or by visiting www.dramaleague.org.
Actress and singer Raven-Symoné, currently making her Broadway debut in the musical Sister Act, is best known for her role in the Emmy-nominated comedy series, "That's So Raven," for the Disney Channel, for which she received three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special, two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress, and a Young Artist Award for "Outstanding Young Performer. "That's So Raven" received the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Series/Special and was nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program in 2005 and 2007. Raven was named producer for the series' fourth season which aired in 2007. Most recently, Raven starred on the ABC Family comedy "State of Georgia," which marked her return to television after a five year hiatus. Raven's film credits include Roger Kumble's College Road Trip opposite Martin Lawrence; Garry Marshall's The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement opposite Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews; Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2 opposite Eddie Murphy. Her role in Dr. Dolittle 2 earned her two award nominations, a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress and a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Female Star. On television, Raven starred as 'Olivia' on the critically acclaimed series, "The Cosby Show," for which she received the Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress under Nine. She also starred on the ABC comedy series, "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," for four seasons.
For more information about the Drama League Awards, please call (212) 244-9494 ext 27, or e-mail email@example.com, or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org.