The 75th Annual Theatre World Awards, presented annually to 12 actors (six women and six men) for their debut performances on or Off-Broadway, will take place June 3, 2019, at 7 PM at a venue to be announced.
Journalist Peter Filichia will once again host the ceremony, which will be produced by the Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors. The 2019 ceremony will celebrate past and present honorees showcasing the heritage of the organization.
The 2019 honorees for the Theatre World Award for an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production, the 11th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and the 7th Annual John Willis Award will be announced in spring 2019.
The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors is headed by Dale Badway (president) with Tom Lynch (vice-president), Stephen Wilde (secretary), Honorable Ilene Zatkin-Butler (treasurer), and Michael Kostel.
The Theatre World Award winners are chosen by the Theatre World Awards Committee: Roma Torre (NY1), David Cote (Time Out New York, Emeritus), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News), Filichia (The Newark Star-Ledger, Emeritus), Harry Haun (The Observer), Elysa Gardner (USA Today, Emeritus), and Frank Scheck (The Hollywood Reporter).
The Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater honors an outstanding performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The John Willis Award is given for lifetime achievement in the theatre to honor the man who created and maintained the Theatre World tradition for 66 years.