Drama Desk award


2007 special award
Outstanding Ensemble Cast
Lebensraum, by Israel Horowitz
Kirk Theater, NYC

see archive for the production here



Above, l to r: Ryan Young, Suli Holum, T. Ryder Smith



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Our acceptance speech

The three of us tossed around some ideas of what we might say, who should speak, etc, but we weren’t entirely happy with any of them. I wrote the following and we rehearsed it in the hallway before we had to go onstage. I’m happy to say it went over well.

Suli was 8 months pregnant, and Ryan and I took her hands as we walked down a short staircase onto the stage.

T (ad-libbing): If you’d waited a few more minutes, you could have given this award to 4 of us.

   Beat. All three speak at once, stop.

T: Sorry.

Suli: Go ahead.

Ryan: After you.

   Beat. All three speak at once, stop.

T: Beg your pardon.

Suli: So sorry.

Ryan: Please go ahead.


T: We –

Suli: Thank –

Ryan: You –

T: For –

Suli: This –

Ryan: En-

Suli: Sem-

Ryan: Ble –

T.: Award.

Suli: And –

Ryan: Share –

T: It –

Suli: With:

Ryan: Israel Horowitz –

T: The Playwright –

Suli: And Jonathan Rest –

Ryan: The Director.

All: Thank you!


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2002 nomination
Outstanding Solo Performance
Underneath the Lintel, by Glen Berger
Soho Playhouse, NYC

see archive for the production here


I was honored to be nominated for this but knew it was highly unlikely that I would win. I sat next to my fellow nominee Reno, who felt the same way. We had a good time watching the ceremony, and were very happy when Elaine Stritch won the award.