The Tony Awards is to theater as the Academy Award is to film. It covers productions that play in the 39 designated Broadway houses in NYC (i.e., primarily located within the theater district in midtown).
Drama League Awards
The Drama League Awards, which cover both Broadway and Off Broadway productions in a limited number of "short and sweet" categories:
- Distinguished Production of a Play
- Distinguished Production of a Musical
- Distinguished Revival of a Play
- Distinguished Revival of a Musical
- Distinguished Performance
Outer Critics Circle Awards
The Outer Critics Circle Awards covers both Broadway and Off Broadway productions in a variery of categories. The decision makers are writers and critics on NYC theater for out of town publications.
Drama Desk Awards
The Drama Desk Awards provides the most comprehensive coverage and considers Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway productions across a variety of categories. The decision makers are theatre critics, reporters and editors.
The Obie Awards cover Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway productions across no predefined categories. The decision makers are a committee chaired by chief theater critic from The Village Voice.
New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
The decision makers are drama critics from major NY publications with the exception of the New York Times. They meet and vote on the best prodiuction.
Lucille Lortel Awards
The Lucille Lortel Awards cover Off Broadway productions across a variety of categories.