Curious Incident Star Alex Sharp and Russell Janzen Win Clive Barnes Awards

News   Curious Incident Star Alex Sharp and Russell Janzen Win Clive Barnes Awards
 
The Clive Barnes Awards, which honor excellence in theatre and dance, were presented Jan. 26 at 3 PM at The Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center.

Alexander Sharp
Alexander Sharp Photo by Joan Marcus

Alex Sharp, starring on Broadway in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, won the theatre award, which was presented by by former Clive Barnes Award recipient Rob McClure, currently starring in Honeymoon in Vegas.

Read Playbill.com's interview with Sharp, about headlining in his Main Stem debut, here.

Theatre nominees also included Jay Armstrong Johnson for his performance in On the Town, Will Pullen for his performance in The Wayside Motor Inn and Collin Kelly-Sordelet for his performance in The Last Ship.

Russell Janzen of New York City Ballet won the dance award, which was presented by Julie Kent, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

The other nominees for dance were Harrison Ball of New York City Ballet, Christopher Bloom of Ballet Hispanico and Bevon Teuscher of American Ballet Theatre.

Previous winners include Chase Finlay (2010, New York City Ballet), MJ Rodriquez (2011, Rent), Isabella Boylston (2011, American Ballet Theater), Lauren Lovette (2012, New York City Ballet), Jonny Orsini (2013, The Nance) and Lloyd Mayor (2013, Martha Graham Dance Company).

The Selection Committee for the Clive Barnes Award includes William H. Ausman, Siobhan Burns, Diana Byer, Frank DiLella, Barbara Hoffman, Arthur Mitchell, Patrick Pacheco, James Sutton, Valerie Taylor-Barnes and Craig Wright.

All finalists receive a cash prize, with the winners in each category receive an award of $5,000.

The Clive Barnes Foundation and awards are named for dance and theatre critic Clive Barnes, who died in 2008.

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