The first set of winners are in!
The Theatre World Awards has announced the 12 honorees for best Broadway or Off-Broadway debut, and that newbee Nicholas Barasch will take home the Dorothy Loudon prize and Bernadette Peters the lifetime achievement award.
Many of these actors got nods from other awards committees, but will they be able to beat out the veterans in their categories there?
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Here are the 2016 Theatre World Award Winners:
2016 Theatre World Award Honorees
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Khris Davis, The Royale
Daniel Durant, Spring Awakening
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
John Krasinski, Dry Powder
Sarah Charles Lewis, Tuck Everlasting
Austin P. McKenzie, Spring Awakening
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Mark Strong, A View From The Bridge
Ana Villafañe, On Your Feet
Ben Whishaw, The Crucible
2016 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner
Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production
Nicholas Barasch, for her performance as Arpad Lazslo in She Loves Me
2016 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner