Ramin Karimloo, Zachary Levi and Chris O'Dowd are among the winners of the 70th annual Theatre World Awards, which honor outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2013-2014 theatrical season. The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony on June 2 at Circle in the Square, hosted by Peter Filichia.
First presented in 1945, the Theatre World Awards, founded by John Willis, the Editor-in-Chief of both Theatre World and its companion volume, Screen World, are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances. They are presented annually at the end of the theater season to six actors and six actresses for their significant, reviewable, debut performances in a Broadway or off-Broadway production.
The full list of honorees is below.
2014 Theatre World Award Winners
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2013-2014 theatrical season
Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin
Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Rebecca Hall, Machinal
Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables
Zachary Levi, First Date
Chris O'Dowd, Of Mice and Men
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Emerson Steele, Violet
Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
2014 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner
Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production
Celia Keenan-Bolger for her performance as Laura in The Glass Menagerie
2014 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner