Winners of the 69th annual Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway or off-Broadway debut performances during the 2012-2013 theatrical season have been announced. The Theatre World Awards presentation will be held at the Music Box Theatre, home of the current Broadway revival of Pippin, in a ceremony on June 3, hosted by Peter Filichia. The winners are:
Bertie Carvel, Matilda
Carrie Coon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Brandon J. Dirden, The Piano Lesson
Shalita Grant, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy
Valisia LeKae, Motown: The Musical
Rob McClure, Chaplin
Ruthie Ann Miles, Here Lies Love
Conrad Ricamora, Here Lies Love
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
Yvonne Strahovski, Golden Boy
Tom Sturridge, Orphans
In addition, the 2013 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner for Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production was awarded to Jonny Orsini for The Nance. The newly established John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner was awarded to Alan Alda.
First presented in 1945, the Theatre World Awards are among the oldest awards given for Broadway and off-Broadway debut performances, and are among the oldest honors given to stage performers.