The awards are presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation to veteran female and male character actors "for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production."
Halston is the recipient of three Drama Desk, two Drama League, two Outer Critics Circle nominations and an Off-Broadway Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award. Her Broadway credits include Anything Goes, Hairspray, Gypsy and Twentieth Century.
Brad Oscar received a Tony nomination for his work in The Producers, in which he also played on London’s West End. Broadway credits also include Big Fish, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Addams Family, Spamalot, Jekyll & Hyde and Aspects of Love.
Equity member Richard Seff established this award in 2003. Previous recipients include Tom Aldredge, Reed Birney, Larry Bryggman, Lynn Cohen, Jim Dale, Hallie Foote, Jayne Houdyshell, Dana Ivey, Kristine Nielsen, Patrick Page, Laila Robins, Lewis J. Stadlen and, in 2014, Peter Maloney and Mare Winningham.
The presentation, a check and crystal trophy, will take place at Equity’s Eastern Regional Board meeting June 9 at Equity’s office, 165 West 46th Street.
The Judges’ Panel included Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out New York; Susan Haskins-Doloff, Theater Talk; Harry Haun, Playbill; and David Rosenberg, The Hour Newspapers.