Despite the cold, we headed to the beach to celebrate the 74th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on the set of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway Revival of the musical Once on This Island. Thanks to the hard work of president Dale Badway the celebration continued from The Circle In The Square to The Copacabana Rooftop (268 West 47th Street). Circle in the Square Theatre was not only proud to host the only major theatrical award ceremony scheduled in a Broadway house, this season, but there theatre school kids joined in the festivities
We wanted to know what first performance made theses attendee fall in love with theatre. In this video Dale Badway, Victor Garber, Wesley Taylor, Neil Pepe, Nicholas Barasch and Lea Solanga talk about what performer inspired them to go into the business.
Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist Peter Filichia, the 74th Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony is produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors headed by Dale Badway (President) with Tom Lynch (Vice-President), Stephen Wilde (Secretary), Honorable Ilene Zatkin-Butler (Treasurer), and Michael Kostel.
Presenters included Daniel N. Durant, Cynthia Erivo, Anita Gillette, Rodney Hicks, Marin Ireland, Baayork Lee, Lea Salonga, Wesley Taylor, and more.
Directed by Stephen Nachamie (She Loves Me), the afternoon’s activities include a special performance by Theatre Award-winnerNicholas Barasch (She Loves Me).
Theatre World Alum Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters (Hello, Dolly!) bestow the John Willis Award on castmate Victor Garber and the Theatre World Award to Charlie Stemp.
Grand dame of theatre Glenda Jackson (Three Tall Women) presented the Dorothy Loudon Award to Ben Edelman.
Photo’s the red carpet by Genevive Rafter Keddy