65th Annual Theatre World Awards Presented June 2

News   65th Annual Theatre World Awards Presented June 2 Theatre critic-writer Peter Filichia hosts the 65th Annual Theatre World Awards — honoring performers making their New York stage debuts on or Off-Broadway — June 2 at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Colin Hanks, Condola Rashad, Josh Grisetti, Josefina Scaglione, Chad L. Coleman and Marin Ireland
Colin Hanks, Condola Rashad, Josh Grisetti, Josefina Scaglione, Chad L. Coleman and Marin Ireland Photo by Aubrey Reuben

This year's winners include:

  • David Alvarez/Trent Kowalik/Kiril Kulish, Billy Elliot, The Musical
  • Chad L. Coleman, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • Jennifer Grace, Our Town
  • Josh Grisetti, Enter Laughing, The Musical
  • Haydn Gwynne, Billy Elliot, The Musical
  • Colin Hanks, 33 Variations
  • Marin Ireland, Reasons To be Pretty
  • Susan Louise O'Connor, Blithe Spirit
  • Condola Rashad, Ruined
  • Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
  • Josefina Scaglione, West Side Story
  • Wesley Taylor, Rock of Ages
  • Special Award to the entire cast of The Norman Conquests: Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miles, Paul Ritter and Amanda Root Presenters for the annual event include Howard McGillin, Jayne Houdyshell, Andrea Martin, Harriet Walter, Craig Bierko, Daniel Breaker, Kristin Chenoweth, Tovah Feldshuh, Susan Kellermann, Loretta Ables Sayre and John Tartaglia.


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    The ceremony also feature performances by former Theatre World Award winners, including Ann Hampton Callaway (Swing!, 2000), Nellie McKay (The Threepenny Opera, 2006) and Vivian Reed (Bubblin' Brown Sugar, 1976). Barry Keating directs with musical direction by Henry Aronson. First presented in 1945, the Theatre World Awards are among the oldest theatrical awards. Traditionally, a committee of theatre writers chooses six men and six women. On occasion, the awards bestow a Special Theatre World Award on "performers, casts or others who have made a particularly lasting impression on the New York theatre scene," as stated on the official Theatre World Awards website.

    Honorees were chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, which includes David Cote (Time Out New York and NY1), Peter Filichia (The Star-Ledger and TheaterMania), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (Talkin' Broadway), Frank Scheck (New York Post), Doug Watt (Critic Emeritus, New York Daily News) and Linda Winer (Newsday).

    For further information, visit theatreworldawards.org.

  • Hadyn Gwynne (back) with Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish and David Alvarez
    Hadyn Gwynne (back) with Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish and David Alvarez Photo by Aubrey Reuben
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