2023 Helen Hayes Awards

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

With tickets and opportunities to attend at many price points, we're creating an evening for the whole community! We'll honor our fabulous nominees and recipients, and enjoy performances and remembrances in a celebration of where we’ve been and where we’re going as a DC-area theatre community. And after all of that, of course, a party! 

Doors open at 4:30pm and dinner and the show begin at 5:30pm.


Individual and corporate sponsorships are available with additional benefits and recognition.

If you are a nominee or ensemble nominee and have questions about reserving your complimentary ticket or guest tickets, please email helenhayesevent@theatrewashington.org.

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Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson will host an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region. They will be joined by special guests Ryan Spahn and 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.