2023 Helen Hayes Awards

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The 2023 Helen Hayes Awards celebration was held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at The Anthem on the District Wharf in Washington, DC. 

Hosts and Special Guests - headshot images

Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson hosted an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region. They were joined by special guest Michael Urie, with performances by nominees and local artists.

the cast of the color purple at Signature Theatre

Jalisa Williams, Frenchie Davis, Nia Savoy-Dock, Nova Y. Payton, Gabrielle Rice, Danielle J Summons, and  Temidayo Amay in The Color Purple at Signature Theatre. 

Christopher Mueller

2023 Nominees

Recognizing work from 131 eligible productions presented in the 2022 calendar year, nominations for the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards were made in 41 categories. Productions under consideration in 2022 included 39 musicals, 97 plays, and 38 world premieres.