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Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards

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The Theatre World Awards were presented at star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, June 6th at Studio 54 (254 W.54th St). 

The 62nd annual Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances have been won by: Harry Connick, Jr., The Pajama Game; Felicia P. Fields, The Color Purple; Maria Friedman, The Woman in White; Richard Griffiths, The History Boys; Mamie Gummer, Mr. Marmalade; Jayne Houdyshell, Well; Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone; Ian McDiarmid, Faith Healer; Nellie McKay, The Threepenny Opera; David Wilmot, The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, The Color Purple and John Lloyd Young, Jersey Boys.

The twelve awards were presented by former award winners, including Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song, 1979); Maxwell Caulfield (Class Enemy; 1980), Ralph Fiennes (Hamlet, 1995); Harry Groener (revival, Oklahoma!, 1980); Liza Minnelli (Best Foot Forward, 1963); ; Ken Page (revival, Guys and Dolls, 1977); John Rubinstein (Pippin, 1973); and Jonathan Pryce (Comedians, 1977). Several presenters will perform songs they introduced from the shows for which they received their award, including John Rubinstein ("Corner of the Sky" from Pippin) and Ken Page ("Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" from Guys & Dolls).

The Theatre World Awards are the oldest awards given for Broadway and Off-Broadway debut performances, as well as one of the oldest awards bestowed on New York actors. The ceremony was written and hosted by Peter Filichia. Walter Willison (Two by Two, 1971) directed; Ben Hodges and Kati Meister served as co-executive producers.

For further information, visit theatreworldawards.org.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.



LaChanze


LaChanze


John Willis, Founder of the Theatre World Awards


Ken Page


RoseMary Harris


RoseMary Harris


Liza Minnelli


Liza Minnelli


Lucie Arnaz


Lucie Arnaz


Harry Connick Jr.


Harry Connick Jr.


Christine Ebersole


Christine Ebersole


John Cullum


Maria Friedman


Maria Friedman


Richard Griffiths


Tammy Grimes


Ken Page


Jonathan Pryce


LaChanze


David Wilmot


John Rubenstein


Harry Groener


Harry Groener and Nellie McKay


Mamie Gummer


John Lloyd Young


Andrea McArdle


Tammy Grimes and Bob Martin


Bob Martin


Liza Minnelli


Liza Minnelli and Harry Connick Jr.


Liza Minnelli and Harry Connick Jr.


Harry Connick Jr.


Lucie Arnaz and Maria Friedman


Lucie Arnaz


Kate Burton


Maxwell Caulfield and Richard Griffiths


Richard Griffiths


Maxwell Caulfield


Ralph Fiennes


Felicia P. Fields


Peter Filichia


Mamie Gummer


Maria Friedman


Harry Connick Jr.


John Lloyd Young




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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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