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Kritzer and Miranda Win Clarence Derwent Awards

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Variety reports that actress Leslie Kritzer (Legally Blonde, "Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches") and composer-writer-actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) are the two winners of Actors' Equity's Clarence Derwent Award, given out annually to the season's most promising young male and female performers. The two will each receive $2000 along with a trophy.

As previously announced, Mary Louise Wilson (Grey Gardens) and David Margulies (All That I Will Ever Be, The Accomplices) are the winners of the Richard Seff Awards, which honors performers over the age of 50.  Each will be presented with a cash prize of $1,000.

The Awards will be presented at Equity's Eastern Regional Board meeting on June 12.

For more information, visit www.actorsequity.org

Photo of Leslie Kritzer by Linda Lenzi

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