’s “Hamilton” continued its domination of New York theater awards May 31 at the 60th annual Drama Desk Awards, becoming the first Off-Broadway musical to take home top honors since “Little Shop of Horrors
” in 1983. Hosted by Laura Benanti
, the ceremony recognized the highlights of the 2014–15 season, including “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which earned six awards including outstanding play and director, and “An American in Paris
,” which won four including outstanding orchestration and choreography. “Just Jim Dale
” won for outstanding revue, Benjamin Scheuer
of “The Lion
” for outstanding solo performance, and the Paramount Hotel’s “Queen of the Night
” for unique theatrical experience. Miranda was visibly emotional as he accepted the awards for outstanding book, music, and lyrics, three of the seven awards “Hamilton” won. The hip-hop musical, based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, is scheduled to open at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on Aug.