Tony winner Beth Leavel, Michael Riedel, and more celebrated the Clive Barnes Awards at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center February 11. Named in honor of the late theatre critic known for championing the work of his colleagues, the Clive Barnes Awards recognize the extraordinary work of young professionals in the fields of acting and dance.
Actor Edmund Donovan (Lewiston/Clarkston) and Zoey Anderson (Parsons Dance) received the awards for theatre and dance, respectively. In addition to the award, the winners received a cash prize of $5,000.
Flip through photos of the ceremony below:
Photos: Inside the 9th Annual Clive Barnes Awards with Beth Leavel, Michael Riedel, and More
The Clive Barnes Foundation was formed in 2009, in honor of theatre critic Barnes, to create annual awards giving recognition, encouragement, and financial support to two talented young professionals.
Previous winners are Chase Finlay (2010, New York City Ballet), Nina Arianda (2010, Tony Award winner), Mj Rodriguez (2011), Isabella Boylston (2011, American Ballet Theatre), Rob McClure (2012, Tony Award nominee), Lauren Lovette (2012, New York City Ballet), Jonny Orsini (2013), Lloyd Mayor (2013, Martha Graham Dance Company), Russell Janzen (2014, New York City Ballet), Alex Sharp (2014, Tony Award winner), Gabe Stone Shayer (2015, American Ballet Theater), Dave Thomas Brown (2015), Khris Davis (2016), Indiana Woodward (2016, New York City Ballet), Gemma Bond (2017, American Ballet Theatre), and Evan Ruggiero (2017).