Thursday, May 15, 2008

The 64th Annual Theatre World Award Winners!

The Theatre World Award is presented to those making an auspicious debut or breakthrough performance in the NY theatre, whether it be off-Broadway or on. The event is held every spring, and is hosted by Peter Filichia. Past winners act as presenters, and most often the afternoon's entertainment consists of certain performers singing big numbers from the shows for which they won. The awards will be on June 10th at the Helen Hayes Theatre. As I said in an earlier post, I appreciate this awards ceremony more than the Tonys because the spirit is a genuine celebration of theatre and community, without the competition. Congratulations to the winners!!

de'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Cassie Beck, Drunken City
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
Hoon Lee, Yellow Face
Alli Mauzey, Cry-Baby
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
Loretta Ables Sayre, South Pacific
Jimmi Simpson, The Farnsworth Invention
Paulo Szot, South Pacific


Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Quite a formidible lot who deserve our appreciation. Glad to see they're being recognized for providing great performances, period.

Esther said...

This is a great list! It's nice to see Jimmi Simpson get some recognition. I didn't like the show all that much, but I liked him. I love Daniel Breaker, too, and it's also nice to see another member of the fine Passing Strange ensemble get a shoutout.

Kimbly said...

The more Passing Strange, the better!

Theatre Aficionado at Large said...

I'm most excited for Deanna, Paulo, Jenna and especially Loretta, who is about the cutest thing this side of the Mississippi.