2017 Theatre World Awards Announced

5/18/2017 3:48pm

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Mon, June 5 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Imperial (249 W 45th St.) The Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance include Carlo Albán (Sweat), Christy Altomare (Anastasia), Denée Benton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon), Barrett Doss (Groundhog Day), Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812),  Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Lucas Hedges (Yen),  Raymond Lee (Vietgone), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd) & Cobie Smulders (Present Laughter). Katrina Lenz (Indecent, The Band's Visit) will receive the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award. Glenn Close (Sunset Boulevard) will receive the John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dave Molloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) will be honored with a Special Theatre World Award in recognition for his Broadway debut as composer, writer, lyricist, orchestrator, and actor. Hosted annually by Peter Filichia, the  ceremony is produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors. Press contact: Philip Carrubba/Richard Hillman PR (917/523-8849)...