Peter Filichia, the theatre writer and critic who hosts the annual Theatre World Awards, also told Playbill.com that the 64th Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony will be held in Manhattan June 10.
The 12 awards bestowed are traditionally presented by former award winners.
Last year's winners included the following actors:
Nilaja Sun, No Child… A special award was also presented to The Actors' Fund in honor of its 125th anniversary.
First presented in 1945, the Theatre World Awards are among the oldest theatrical awards. Traditionally, a committee of theatre writers chooses six men and six women. On occasion, the awards bestow a Special Theatre World Award on "performers, casts or others who have made a particularly lasting impression on the New York theatre scene," as stated on the official Theatre World Awards website. Honorees will be chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, which includes Filichia (Theatermania), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (Talkin' Broadway), Frank Scheck (New York Post), Michael Sommers (Newhouse Papers), Doug Watt (Critic Emeritus, New York Daily News) and Linda Winer (Newsday).
For further information, visit theatreworldawards.org.