Anne Hathaway, the sweet Lili of the recent Encores! concert revival of Carnival, and Sam Robards, of the Roundabout Theatre Company's cuurent Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck, were named recipients of the 57th annual Clarence Derwent Awards.
The honors recognize "the most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene." The awards were announced May 22 by Carl Harms, trustee of the awards and president of the Actors' Equity Foundation, which administers them.
The prizes include $1,000 and an engraved crystal trophy for each honoree.
The awards will be presented in a June 11 ceremony at the Equity building in midtown Manhattan, during the Eastern Regional Board meeting of Actors' Equity Association.
Hathaway is widely known as the fresh-faced actress who starred in the Disney film, "The Princess Diaries." Robards, the son of Jason Robards Jr. and Lauren Bacall, is up for a 2002 Tony Award for his role as an immigrant friend of the title character in the Miller play. The Derwent Awards are billed as the oldest awards on Broadway (although the Drama League Awards would seem to be older, having started in 1935), established in 1944 by Clarence Derwent, a distinguished actor and former president of Actors' Equity Association. Critics, journalists and industry people sit on the panel of judges. Past winners include Kristin Chenoweth, John Malkovich, Dana Ivey, Annette Bening, George C. Scott and Calista Flockhart, among many others.