The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced that Khris Davis has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theatre and that Indiana Woodward has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. The announcement was made at a ceremony at The Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center January 9.
Davis was awarded the prize for his performance as historic African-American boxer Jack Johnson in the Lincoln Center production of Marco Ramirez’s The Royale. The actor was last seen on the New York stage in the Public Theater’s acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage, set to transfer to Broadway this spring. Casting for the Broadway production has not yet been announced, though the original Off-Broadway cast is expected to make the jump—which would mark Davis’ Broadway debut. His other credits include Colossal with Dallas Theater Center, Bill Durham at Alliance Theater, Love in Afghanistan at Arena Stage, Ruined with Philadelphia Theatre Company, and in Antigone, Othello and Arms and the Man and Wind in the Willows with Quintessence Theatre Group.
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