BORGES, QUINTO WIN THEATRE WORLD AWARDS FOR OFF-BROADWAY DEBUTS
The Theatre World Awards for the 2010-2011 season have been announced:
Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart)
Desmin Borges (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity)
Halley Feiffer (The House of Blue Leaves)
Grace Gummer (Arcadia)
Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
John Larroquette (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Heather Lind (The Merchant of Venice)
Patina Miller (Sister Act)
Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo)
Jim Parsons (The Normal Heart)
Zachary Quinto (Angels in America)
Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
The Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence: Seth Numrich (War Horse)
The Lunt-Fontanne Award for Ensemble Excellence: The cast of The Motherf**ker With the Hat (Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Chris Rock, Yul Vazquez)
At an annual ceremony and during an afternoon party attended by former winners and invited members of the theatre community, six actresses and six actors are presented with a Theatre World Award for their Debut Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.
The Theatre World Award remains the oldest award given for a debut theatre performance On or Off-Broadway.
The contribution this Award has made to the theatre is incalculable. It is not a competition and is only given once. Because it is given for a debut performance, it encourages and inspires newcomers to the stage to continue to pursue their dream. It is freely given at a time when encouragement is so necessary in an industry known more for rejection than reception.
The Theatre World Award winners are chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, which is comprised of David Cote (Time Out New York, NY1), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News), Peter Filichia (Newark Star-Ledger, Theatermania.com), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (Talkin' Broadway), Frank Scheck (The Hollywood Reporter), and Linda Winer (Newsday).