The Theatre World Awards has named its 2018 honorees.
The honorees, who are being recognized for an “outstanding Broadway or Off Broadway debut,” include Tony Award nominees Noma Dumezweni, Hailey Kilgore and Ethan Slater. The awards were first presented in 1945 and honor 12 actors annually.
A party following a private ceremony for the recipients will take place June 4 at Circle in the Square Theatre.
The honorees are chosen by Roma Torre (NY1), David Cote (Time Out New York, Emeritus), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News), Peter Filichia (The Newark Star-Ledger, Emeritus) Harry Haun (The Observer), Elysa Gardner (USA Today, Emeritus), and Frank Scheck (The Hollywood Reporter).
Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Liza Minnelli, Alan Alda, Christopher Walken, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald and Cynthia Erivo.
2018 Theatre World Award Honorees
Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Jamie Brewer, Amy and the Orphans
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Johnny Flynn, Hangmen
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once on This Island
James McArdle, Angels in America
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants
Charlie Stemp, Hello, Dolly!
Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living