BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL dominated this year's (09) Drama Desk Awards, scooping a massive 10 honours.
The production, based on the 2000 film about a coal miner's son who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, was named Outstanding Musical at the annual ceremony in New York on Sunday night (17May09).
Elton John was honoured with the Outstanding Music award for the show, while its stars Gregory Jbara and Haydn Gwynne walked away with the Outstanding Featured Actor and Actress in a Musical nods.
Allison Janney was handed the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical award for 9 to 5, which features the music of Dolly Parton, and Brian dArcy James was presented with the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical honour for Shrek The Musical.
Other winners at the prestigious event included Lynn Nottage's Ruined, which was named Outstanding Play, British star Janet MCTeer, who won Outstanding Actress in a Play for Mary Stuart, and Geoffrey Rush, whose turn in Exit The King landed him the Outstanding Actor in a Play honour.