GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics announced it is expanding its mission to honor Broadway and off-Broadway productions, across various inaugural categories, beginning with the current 2022-23 theater season.
Like GALECA's Dorian film and TV honors, the Dorian Theater Awards will celebrate both mainstream and LGBTQ+-themed productions. While GALECA has more than 460 members total, the organization's new theater wing includes 31 stage critics and/or journalists who regularly cover NYC theater for notable media outlets.
One winner and two finalists will be selected per category. In the future, the wing may expand to a more traditional nominations/winners timeline.
The voting period this year is May 22-29. Winners and finalists will be announced on June 1, in time for Pride Month.
Dorian Theater Awards inaugural categories include:
Outstanding Broadway Musical
Outstanding Broadway Play
Outstanding Broadway Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Broadway Revival of a Play
Outstanding Lead Performance in a Broadway Musical
Outstanding Lead Performance in a Broadway Play
Outstanding Featured Performance in a Broadway Musical
Outstanding Featured Performance in a Broadway Play
Outstanding LGBTQ Broadway Production
Outstanding Broadway Ensemble
The Broadway Showstopper Award (to a standout production number or scene)
LGBTQIA+ Theater Trailblazer Award
Outstanding off-Broadway Production
Outstanding off-Broadway Performance