Since the Theatre World Awards were be given out to 12 performers who made a memorable New York City debut this season, we decided to find out what inspired those who attended.
Dale Badway the Theatre World Award president, Philip Boykin, Rob McClure and this years winner Sophia Anne Caruso spoke to us first.
Nathan Lane who won the Lifetime Achievement Award, Theater Award winner Colton Ryan, Joan Ryan, Theater Award winner James Davis and Theater Award winner Micaela Diamond opened up to us.
Theater Award winner Stephanie Styles, Geneva Carr, Nicholas Barasch, Theater Award winner Gbenga Akinnagbe and Linda Eder were candid.
AS was Ernestine Jackson and Theater Award winner Charles Dale.