AWARDS SEASON 2016: Theatre World Award Winners

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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?

The Tony Award nominees are announced tomorrow! Follow all of our award coverage and don’t miss a thing this year.

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
 Bernadette Peters

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