The Theatre World Awards will be presented May 23 at Studio 54. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only. The 2000 Theatre World Awards, which honor performers making their first big New York splash (including, but not limited to, Broadway debuts), were announced on May 9. They are: Craig Bierko, The Music Man
Everett Bradley, Swing!
Gabriel Byrne, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Ann Hampton Callaway, Swing!
Toni Collette, The Wild Party
Henry Czerny, Arms and the Man
Stephen Dillane, The Real Thing
Jennifer Ehle, The Real Thing
Philip Seymour Hoffman, True West
Hayley Mills, A Suite in Two Keys
Cigdem Onat, Time of the Cuckoo
Claudia Shear, Dirty Blonde
Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna, will receive the special achievement award.
-- By Christine Ehren