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Birth Place: Morristown, TN, USA
 

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Patricia Elliott and John Willis attend the Broadway Theater Institute 2003 Awards fo Photo

Patricia Elliott and John Willis attend the Broadway Theater Institute 2003 Awards for Excellence held at The Players Club on Gramercy Park in New York City.September 15, 2003

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Patricia Elliott and John Willis attend the Broadway Theater Institute 2003 Awards fo Photo

Patricia Elliott and John Willis attend the Broadway Theater Institute 2003 Awards for Excellence held at The Players Club on Gramercy Park in New York City.September 15, 2003

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John Willis - editor of Theatre World and Patricia Elliott( Lifetime Achievement ) at Photo

John Willis - editor of Theatre World and Patricia Elliott( Lifetime Achievement ) attend the Broadway Theater Institute 2003 Awards for Excellence held at The Players Club on Gramercy Park in New York City.September 15, 2003

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John Willis - editor of Theatre World and Patricia Elliott( Lifetime Achievement )Att Photo

John Willis - editor of Theatre World and Patricia Elliott( Lifetime Achievement )Attending the Broadway Theater Institute 2003 Awards for Excellence held at The Players Club on Gramercy Park in New York City.September 15, 2003

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John Willis Poster at the 2011 Theatre World Awards at the August Wilson Theatre in N Photo

John Willis Poster at the 2011 Theatre World Awards at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.

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John Willis Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Special Awards Gold Star
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The Lortels - 1993 - Special Award Gold Star
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John Willis News

Michael Oberholtzer and Harvey Fierstein Will Be Honored at the 76th Annual Theatre W Photo Michael Oberholtzer and Harvey Fierstein Will Be Honored at the 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, that Michael Oberholtzer (Take Me Out) will receive the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will receive the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Recipients
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2022

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. This year's honorees have just been announced!

Nicolas Cage Reveals He's 'Curious' About Doing a Musical Photo Nicolas Cage Reveals He's 'Curious' About Doing a Musical
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Nicolas Cage revealed that he would be interested in doing a musical at some point in his career, mentioning that he's 'curious' about it.

The Theatre World Awards Announces Live In-Person Ceremony Set for June 6, 2022 Photo The Theatre World Awards Announces Live In-Person Ceremony Set for June 6, 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021

Save the Date! The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, Dale Badway, President, has announced, today, the return to a live in-person presentation of the 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that will take place on Monday evening, June 6, 2022 beginning at 7:00PM. Theater venue will be announced in spring 2022.

Video: In Rehearsal For André De Shields: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at Feinstein's/54  Photo Video: In Rehearsal For André De Shields: BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021

De Shields will be joined by vocalists Kimberly Marable, Lori Tishfield, and Freida Williams, with Music Director Sean Mayes on piano and Rudy Bird on percussion.

André De Shields Will Appear in BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND  at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo André De Shields Will Appear in BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

De Shields is making his highly anticipated Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut with BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, a stylish new show that showcases the wit, elegance, and charm that the master entertainer has become known for.

Photos/Video: Andre De Shields Celebrates 2021 John Willis Award For Lifetime Achieve Photo Photos/Video: Andre De Shields Celebrates 2021 John Willis Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021

The 2021 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre is the latest accolade for Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields, fresh from his critically-acclaimed turn as King Lear at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival.

Wake Up With BWW 7/12: Nick Jonas Begins JERSEY BOYS Tech, Meet the Jimmy Award Nomin Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/12: Nick Jonas Begins JERSEY BOYS Tech, Meet the Jimmy Award Nominees, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021

Today's top stories: watch Nick Jonas' video from the first Jersey Boys tech rehearsal, meet the Jimmy Award nominees and more!

VIDEO: The Theatre World Awards: Special Event Celebrating 75 Years- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: The Theatre World Awards: Special Event Celebrating 75 Years- Watch Now!
by Team BWW - Jul 11, 2021

Tonight's the night! Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. After a year of no debuts, The Theatre World Awards, the oldest American award for debuts in theatre in New York, will return for a one-night virtual benefit gala honoring Broadway legends AndreŐĀ De Shields and Patti LuPone with the 8th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in The Theatre as well as presenting Audra McDonald with the Dorothy Loudon Special Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Christy Altomare, Ana VillafanŐÉe, Ethan Slater & More Will Perform at 2021 Theatre W Photo Christy Altomare, Ana VillafanŐÉe, Ethan Slater & More Will Perform at 2021 Theatre World Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 6, 2021

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. After a year of no debuts, The Theatre World Awards, the oldest American award for debuts in theatre in New York, will return for a one-night virtual benefit gala honoring Broadway legends AndreŐĀ De Shields and Patti LuPone with the 8th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in The Theatre as well as presenting Audra McDonald with the Dorothy Loudon Special Award for Excellence in Theatre.

John Willis Videos

BWW TV: Broadway Welcomes New Talent at the 71st Annual Theatre World Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards -- the first award created in 1945 to recognize a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway -- just honored the legacy of Betty Comden and On The Town with a special recognition for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World.' The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards took place Monday night, June 1, 2015 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W. 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).

BWW TV: On the Scene at the 2014 Theatre World Awards with Winners Levi, Cranston, Karimloo, O'Dowd & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2014

First presented in 1945, the prestigious Theatre World Awards, founded by John Willis, the Editor-in-Chief of both Theatre World and its companion volume, Screen World, are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big night, where he chatted with all of this year's winners and presenters. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Inside the 2013 Theatre World Awards with Ben Vereen, Tom Hanks & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2013

Theatre World Award Alumni Courtney B. Vance, Anika Noni Rose, Ben Vereen, Christine Lahti, Tony Sheldon, Lea Salonga, Isabel Keating, Phillip Boykin, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Hoffman, Wesley Taylor, Patricia Elliott, Meg Bussert, Crystal A. Dickinson, with special guestNathan Lane, all took part in the 69th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony last night, June 3, 2013 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), home of the current Broadway revival of Pippin. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out highlights and interviews with the honorees below!


John Willis Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has John Willis been nominated for?
Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards) and Special Award (The Lortels) .

What awards has John Willis won?
Special Awards (Drama Desk Awards)and Special Award (The Lortels).