Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga got Drama Desk awards Sunday for their performances in "Miss Saigon," the hit Broadway musical about an affair between a bargirl and a U.S serviceman in Vietnam.
Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" - which won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama - was named outstanding play and "The Will Rogers Follies" outstanding musical for 1990-91.Pryce and Salonga were recognized by the group of theater critics and journalists as best actor and actress in a musical. The play itself, an update of the "Madame Butterfly" story, failed to earn a nomination.
Ron Rifkin was named best actor in a play for his work in "Substance of Fire" and Mercedes Ruehl won as best actress for her role in "Lost in Yonkers."
Jerry Zaks was named best director for "Six Degrees of Separation" and Scott Ellis best director of a musical for "And the World Goes Round" and "A Little Night Music.".