The Theatre World Award winners were announced today, with nods to just a few musicals: On the Town, Fun Home, Hamilton, An American in Paris and The Last Ship. Leanne Cope of An American in Paris received this year’s Dorothy Loudon Award and the incomparable Chita Rivera — currently starring in The Visit — was honored with this year’s lifetime achievement award. The awards ceremony will take place on June 1at 7:45 pm at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre.
This is the first round of award winners, and you’ll notice some of this year’s big hopefuls (Something Rotten and The King and I) didn’t make the cut. Is this a sign of more to come? Or just these awards?
Next up are the Outer Critics Circle Awards on May 11th!
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Here are this year’s winners:
Geneva Carr, Hand To God
Megan Fairchild, On the Town
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
Karen Pittman, Disgraced
Emily Skeggs, Fun Home
Ruth Wilson, Constellations
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
Collin Kelly-Sordelet, The Last Ship
Benjamin Scheuer, The Lion
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play
2014 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner
Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production
Leanne Cope for her performance as Lise in An American in Paris
2014 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner