67th Annual Theatre World Awards Presented June 7
By Andrew Gans
The winners of the 67th Annual Theatre World Awards — honoring performers making their New York stage debuts on or Off-Broadway — will be celebrated June 7 at a ceremony at the August Wilson Theatre.
The 2 PM ceremony is hosted by Peter Filichia. Barry Keating directs the annual celebration, which is produced by Mary K. Botosan and Erin Oestreich.
Presenters include former Theatre World Award winners Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy, 2003), Gabriel Byrne (A Moon for the Misbegotten, 2000), Zoe Caldwell (Slapstick Tragedy, 1966), Billy Crudup (Arcadia, 1995), Blythe Danner (The Miser, 1969), Edie Falco (Side Man, 1998), Tovah Feldshuh (Yentl, 1976), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, 2007), Rosemary Harris (The Climate of Eden, 1953), Jonathan Cake (Medea, 2003), Jason Danieley (Candide, 1997), John Leguizamo (Special Award, 1993) and Andrea McArdle (Annie, 1977).
There will also be performances by former Theatre World Award winners, including Karen Akers (Nine, 1982), Ernestine Jackson (Raisin, 1974) and John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys, 2006), as well as a tribute to John Willis, founder of the Theatre World Awards, who died last summer.
Theatre World Award winners for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances during the 2010-2011 theatrical season are:
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.
The Theatre World Award winners are chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, which includes David Cote (Time Out New York, NY1), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News), Peter Filichia (Newark Star-Ledger, Theatermania.com), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (Talkin' Broadway), Frank Scheck (The Hollywood Reporter) and Linda Winer (Newsday).
For more information about the Theatre World Awards, visit theatreworldawards.org.
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