2016 Theatre World Award Winners

The Theatre World Awards for outstanding New York stage debuts during the 2015-2016 theatrical season have been given to:

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

Khris Davis, The Royale

Daniel Durant, Spring Awakening

Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

John Krasinski, Dry Powder

Sarah Charles Lewis, Tuck Everlasting

Austin P. McKenzie, Spring Awakening

Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed

Mark Strong, A View From The Bridge

Ana Villafañe, On Your Feet

Ben Whishaw, The Crucible

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2016 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner

Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production:

Nicholas Barasch, for his performance as Arpad Lazslo in She Loves Me

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2016 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner

Bernadette Peters


The winners will be celebrated at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony May 23 beginning at 7 PM at Circle in the Square Theatre.


Check out: 2016 NYC Theater Award Guide

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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