The Actors’ Equity Foundation has announced the recipients of four of its 2022 awards.
These awards honor veteran actors, promising performers and best performances in classical and Shakespearean plays.
The foundation has eight awards that honor the talent of actors in the industry, awarded by a panel of judges.
For these four awards, the judges included five theater critics: Joe Dziemianowic, Adam Feldman, Harry Haun, Elysa Gardner and Frank Scheck.
“The Actors’ Equity Foundation is thrilled to celebrate the talents of these extraordinary artists with our Annual Awards for 2022,” said Actors’ Equity Foundation president Judy Rice.
Founded in 1962, the Actors’ Equity Foundation is a non-profit organization separate from the Actors’ Equity Association that works to support actors in theater.
Richard Seff Award, for two veteran actors
Austin Pendleton, “The Minutes”
Betsy Aidem, “Prayer for the French Republic.”
Clarence Derwent Award, for two promising performances of the season
Kara Young, “Clyde’s”
Justin Cooley, “Kimberly Akimbo”
Callaway Award, for two best performances in a classical play
Carson Elrod, “The Alchemist”
Roslyn Ruff, “The Skin of our Teeth”
Bayfield Award, for outstanding performance in a Shakespearean play
Amber Gray, “Macbeth”