|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Sands is being honored with the award for his performance in the Classic Stage Company's recent production of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Stark Sands made his Broadway debut in Journey's End, earning a Tony nomination for his performance. His screen credits include "Flags of our Fathers," "Die, Mommie, Die," "Shall We Dance" and "Six Feet Under."
This year's judges included Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Harry Haun; Playbill; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press; and David Rosenberg, Back Stage.
Last year's winner of the Bayfield Award was Jay O. Sanders; previous honorees include Barnard Hughes, Carmen DeLavalade, Nathan Lane, Dana Ivey and Brian Murray.