David Furr Wins Actors' Equity St. Claire Bayfield Award

By Andrew Gans
December 6, 2012

David Furr has been named the recipient of the annual St. Claire Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation.



Furr is receiving the award for his performance as Orlando in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It presented at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

The award, which was established in 1973 in memory of Equity member St. Clair Bayfield, honors "the best performance in a supporting role by an Actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area." The recipient receives a $1,000 check and a crystal plaque, which will be presented at Equity’s Eastern Regional Membership Meeting Jan. 11, 2013.

Furr has appeared on Broadway in The Importance of Being Earnest, Accent on Youth, Cymbeline, The Rivals, King Lear and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The judges panel for the Bayfield Award included Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Harry Haun, Playbill; and David Rosenberg, Back Stage.

Previous recipients include Carmen DeLavalade, Dana Ivey, Charles Kimbrough, Nathan Lane, Brian Murray, Bradley Whitford, and, in 2011, Nick Westrate.