Theatre World annually presents its self-titled awards to select performers who have graced the New York stage, whether Broadway or Off-Broadway, for the first time. Awards will be given at a May 14 ceremony to this year's crop which includes Academy Award winner (and 2001 Tony Award nominee) Juliette Binoche, five-time Emmy Award winner John Ritter, and even a Grammy winner, Reba McEntire.
The complete list of the winners follows:
Juliette Binoche, Betrayal
Macaulay Culkin, Madame Melville
Janie Dee, Comic Potential
Raul Esparza, The Rocky Horror Show
Kathleen Freeman, The Full Monty
Deven May, Bat Boy: The Musical
Reba McEntire, Annie Get Your Gun
Chris Noth, Gore Vidal's The Best Man
Joshua Park, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Rosie Perez, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
Joely Richardson, Madame Melville
John Ritter, The Dinner Party
Theatre World will also honor the cast of Stones in His Pockets, Sean Campion and Conleth Hill, with a special Theatre World Award.
— by Ernio Hernandez