The Actors’ Equity Foundation has awarded the 2018 Clarence Derwent Awards, given to promising male and female artists for breakout performances in New York, to Ashley Park and Sean Carvajal.
Park is recognized for her work as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (which also earned her a Tony nomination) and as MwE in Off-Broadway’s KPOP, while Carvajal is awarded for his performance as Angel Cruz in the Signature revival of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train. Both won Lucille Lortel Awards May 6.
Meanwhile, this year’s Richard Seff Awards, which honor veteran actors in supporting roles, will go to Margaret Colin and Michael Potts, who currently appear as Mrs. Mullin in Carousel and as Joe Mott in The Iceman Cometh, respectively.
The awards (which come with $5,000 for the Clarence Derwent recipients and $1,000 for the Richard Seff recipients) will be presented during a ceremony later this season.