Julie Benko – 14th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in Theatre – Dale Badway – Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World and much more!

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors has announced the 2023 Honorees for the Theatre World Award for an Outstanding Debut Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production. Also announced, Julie Benko will receive the 14th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and 2023 TWA Special Award Honorees, Marilyn Caserta for Outstanding Swing and Dale Badway for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World. The Honoree for the 10th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be announced shortly.

The historic 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will be held Monday evening, June 5, 2023 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at a Theater Venue TBA.

Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors/Dale Badway.Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora will direct the heralded event with Michael Lavine as Musical Director.

2023 Theatre World Award Honorees
For Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance
during the 2022-2023 theatrical season

Yahya Abdul-Mateen IITopdog/Underdog
Hiran AbeysekeraLife of Pi
Amir ArisonThe Kite Runner
D’Arcy CardenThe Thanksgiving Play
Jodie ComerPrima Facie
Callum FrancisKinky Boots
Lucy FreyerThe Wanderers
Caroline InnerbichlerShucked
Ashley D. KelleyShucked
Casey LikesAlmost Famous
Emma Pfitzer PriceBecomes A Woman
John David WashingtonThe Piano Lesson

14th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award
For Excellence in The Theater
Julie BenkoFunny Girl

2023 Special Award Honorees
Marilyn Caserta – Outstanding Swing (Six)
Dale Badway – Outstanding Contribution to The Theatre World