Devanand Janki
Director & Choreographer

Awards and Nominations

Zanna, Don't


For his choreography work in Zanna, Don't! Devanand Janki received the award for Outstanding Choreography at the 18th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Off-Broadway productions.


Zanna, Don't! also received the following nominations for this award:

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Featured Actress (Anika Larsen)


 2003 Bruce Glikas, property of

Dev accepts the award
on 5 May 2003


The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's 2003 annual Joe A. Callaway Award for excellence in choreography in Off-Broadway or Off-Off-Broadway productions was presented to Devanand at a gala ceremony on 10 November 2003.

In the 14th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring the best presentation of fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community Zanna Don't won in the off-off-Broadway category.

Zanna, Don't! was voted Favorite New Off-Broadway Musical in the 2003 Audience Awards

Zanna, Don't! has been nominated in 4 categories for the 2003 Drama Desk Awards:

In the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Awards Zanna, Don't! has been nominated for:

The 2008 Korean production of Zanna, Don't! was nominated in several catagories of The Music Awards (a rough Korean equivalent to the Tony Awards or the Drama Desk Awards for American shows):


Grammy Nomination - Best Show Album

Junie B. Jones

Lucille Lortel Award Nomination 2007 - Outstanding Choreographer

Lucille Lortel Award Nomination 2007 - Outstanding Musical

Henry and Mudge

Lucille Lortel Award Nomination 2007 - Outstanding Choreographer

Barrio Grrrl!

Nominated for 2010 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences. Dev choreographed this show.


The Hangar Theatre's production of Rent directed by Dev was awarded the 2009 SALT Award for Best Production of the Summer Season. This annual event honors the best of live theatre in the Syracuse Area.

Skippyjon Jones

The TheatreworksUSA's production of Skippyjon Jones choreographed by Dev has been nominated for the 2013 Lucille Lortel award for Outstanding Musical produced Off Broadway.

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