Death of a Salesman’s Finn Wittrock and Tribes’ Susan Pourfar have won the Actors' Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Awards. The award honors the most promising male and female performances on the New York metropolitan scene. The two rising stars will receive their awards at Equity’s Eastern Regional Board on June 12.
Wittrock made his Broadway debut as Happy Loman in Mike Nichols’ starry revival of Death of a Salesman. He appeared off-Broadway in The Illusion and The Age of Iron. A graduate of Juilliard, Wittrock is perhaps best known for his role as Damon Miller on the daytime soap All My Children.
Pourfar is currently starring as Sylvia in off-Broadway's Tribes. Her other off-Broadway credits include In the Wake, When the Rain Stops Falling, The Singing Forest and The Poor Itch.
Established in 1945, the Derwent Award has been presented to actors including Nina Arianda, Christian Borle, Michael Esper, Annette Bening, Kristin Chenoweth, Santino Fontana, Morgan Freeman, Allison Janney, Gene Hackman, John Mahoney, Mary Louise-Parker, Anne Hathaway and Christopher Walken.