The 72nd annual Theatre World Awards hosted by Peter Filichia presented twelve performers making their Broadway and off-Broadway debuts. Bernadette Peters received the John Willis Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Lynne Meadow. Nicholas Barasch She Loves Me was honored with the Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in Theatre and was presented by Bobby Steggert. The festive event took place on May 23rd at Circle in the Square Theatre in NYC.
The outstanding Performers that received awards were: 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, and Ben Whishaw The Crucible.