Theatre World Award Honorees Announced!

 

 

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced, today, the 2018 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the 74th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on the set of the TONY Nominated Broadway Revival of Once on This Island on Monday afternoon, June 4, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m at Circle in the Square (1633 Broadway, entrance on West 50th Street).

The attire for the afternoon event is ‘Festive Island’ wear.  A TWA Island Party reception will follow the ceremony at The Copacabana Rooftop.  Circle in the Square Theatre is proud to host the only major theatrical award ceremony scheduled in a Broadway house, this season.

Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 74th Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors.  Stephen Nachamie is set to direct the afternoon’s activities.

The Theatre World Award winners were chosen by the Theatre World Awards Committee which is comprised of Roma Torre (NY1), David Cote (Time Out New York, Emeritus), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News), Peter Filichia (The Newark Star-Ledger, Emeritus) Harry Haun (The Observer), Elysa Gardner (USA Today, Emeritus), and Frank Scheck (The Hollywood Reporter).

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors is headed by Dale Badway (President) with Tom Lynch (Vice-President), Stephen Wilde (Secretary), Honorable Ilene Zatkin-Butler (Treasurer), and Michael Kostel.

It was recently announced, Theatre World Award Alum Victor Garber (Hello, Dolly!) will receive the 6th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre, celebrating his 46th year on the Broadway stage.

The John Willis Award is given for lifetime achievement in the theatre to honor the man who created and maintained the Theatre World tradition for 66 years, encouraging new talent in an often-challenging business. The John Willis Award is presented annually by the Theatre World Awards, Inc.  Board of Directors to an individual whose lifetime achievements and personal generosity to the Theatre Community merit special recognition and acknowledgement. Previous recipients of the John Willis Award include Glenn Close, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Christopher Plummer, and Alan Alda.

The 10th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater honoree will be announced shortly.

 

2018 Theatre World Award Honorees

Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2017-2018 theatrical season

 

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Jamie BrewerAmy and the Orphans

Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Johnny FlynnHangmen

Denise GoughAngels in America

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady

Hailey KilgoreOnce on This Island

James McArdleAngels in America

Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants

Charlie Stemp, Hello, Dolly!

Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living

 

 

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