Theatre World Awards 2018-2019

Gbenga Akinnagbe – To Kill a Mockingbird
Tom Glynn-Carney – The Ferryman
Sophia Anne Caruso – Beetlejuice
Paddy Considine – The Ferryman
James Davis – Oklahoma!
Micaela Diamond – The Cher Show
Bonnie Milligan – Head Over Heels
Simone Missick – Paradise Blue
Jeremy Pope – Choir Boy
Colton Ryan – Girl from the North Country
Stephanie Styles – Kiss Me, Kate
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Nathan Lane

Theatre World Awards 2017-2018

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

Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater: Ben Edelman, Admissions

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Victor Garber

Theatre World Awards 2016-2017

Carlo Albán – Sweat
Christy Altomare – Anastasia
Denée Benton – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Jon Jon Briones – Miss Saigon
Barrett Doss – Groundhog Day
Amber Gray – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Josh Groban – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Lucas Hedges – Yen
Raymond Lee – Vietgone
Eva Noblezada – Miss Saigon
Jeremy Secomb – Sweeney Todd
Cobie Smulders – Present Laughter

Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater: Katrina Lenk, Indecent and The Band’s Visit

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Glenn Close

Special Theatre World Award: Dave Malloy for his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 as an actor, composer, writer, lyricist, and orchestrator.

Theatre World Awards 2015-2016

Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
Carmen Cusack – Bright Star
Khris Davis – The Royale
Daniel Durant – Spring Awakening
Cynthia Erivo – The Color Purple
John Krasinski – Dry Powder
Sarah Charles Lewis – Tuck Everlasting
Austin P. McKenzie – Spring Awakening
Lupita Nyong’o – Eclipsed
Mark Strong – A View From The Bridge
Ana Villafañe – On Your Feet!
Ben Whishaw – The Crucible

Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater: Nicholas Barasch – She Loves Me

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Bernadette Peters

Theatre World Awards 2014-2015

Geneva Carr – Hand to God
Daveed Diggs – Hamilton
Megan Fairchild – On the Town
Robert Fairchild – An American in Paris
Collin Kelly-Sordelet – The Last Ship
Sydney Lucas – Fun Home
Karen Pittman – Disgraced
Benjamin Scheuer – The Lion
Alex Sharp – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Emily Skeggs – Fun Home
Micah Stock – It’s Only a Play
Ruth Wilson – Constellations

Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater: Leanne Cope – An American In Paris

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Chita Rivera

Theatre World Awards 2013-2014

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

Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater: Celia Keenan-Bolger – The Glass Menagerie

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner: Christopher Plummer

Theatre World Awards 2012-2013

Bertie Carvel – Matilda the Musical
Carrie Coon – Edward Albee’s 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

Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater: Johnny Orsini – The Nance

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Alan Alda

Theatre World Awards 2011-2012

Tracie Bennett – End of the Rainbow
Phillip Boykin – The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Crystal A. Dickinson – Clybourne Park
Russell Harvard – Tribes
Jeremy Jordan – Bonnie & Clyde
Joaquina Kalukango – Hurt Village
Jennifer Lim – Chinglish
Jessie Mueller – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Hettienne Park – Seminar and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Chris Perfetti – Sons of the Prophet
Finn Wittrock – Death of a Salesman
Josh Young – Jesus Christ Superstar

Dorothy Loudon Starbaby Award: Susan Pourfar – Tribes

Theatre World Awards 2010-2011

Ellen Barkin – The Normal Heart
Desmin Borges – The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Halley Feiffer – The House of Blue Leaves
Grace Gummer – Arcadia
Rose Hemingway – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
John Larroquette – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Heather Lind – The Merchant of Venice
Patina Miller – Sister Act
Arian Moayed – Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Jim Parsons – The Normal Heart
Zachary Quinto – Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Tony Sheldon – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Dorothy Loudon Starbaby Award: Seth Numrich – War Horse

Lunt-Fontanne Award for Ensemble Excellence – cast of The Motherfucker with the Hat

Theatre World Awards 2009-2010

Nina Arianda – Venus in Fur
Chris Chalk – Fences
Bill Heck – The Orphans’ Home Cycle
Jon Michael Hill – Superior Donuts
Scarlett Johansson – A View from the Bridge
Keira Keeley – The Glass Menagerie
Sahr Ngaujah – Fela!
Eddie Redmayne – Red
Andrea Riseborough – The Pride
Heidi Schreck – Circle Mirror Transformation
Stephanie Umoh – Ragtime
Michael Urie – The Temperamentals

Dorothy Loudon Starbaby Award: Bobby Steggert – Ragtime and Yank!