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Theatre World Award Winners 2008 for the 2007-2008 Season:

de'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Cassie Beck, Drunken City
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
Hoon Lee, Yellow Face
Alli Mauzey, Cry-Baby
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
Loretta Ables Sayre, South Pacific
Jimmi Simspson, The Farnsworth Invention
Paulo Szot, South Pacific

Previous Theatre World Award Recipients:

1944-45: Betty Comden (On the Town), Richard Davis (Kiss Them For Me), Richard Hart (Dark of the Moon), Judy Holliday (Kiss Them for Me), Charles Lang, Bambi Linn (Carousel), John Lund (The Hasty Heart), Donald Murphy (Signature, Common Ground), Nancy Noland (Common Ground), Margaret Phillips (The Late George Apley), John Raitt (Carousel)

1945-46: Barbara Bel Geddes (Deep Are the Roots), Marlon Brando (Truckline Cafe/Candida), Bill Callahan (Call Me Mister), Wendell Corey (The Wind is Ninety), Paul Douglas (Born Yesterday), Mary James (Apple of His Eye), Burt Lancaster (A Sound of Hunting), Patricia Marshall (The Day Before Spring), Beatrice Pearson (The Mermaids Singing)

1946-47: Keith Andes (The Chocolate Soldier), Marion Bell (Brigadoon), Peter Cookson (Message for Margaret), Ann Crowley (Carousel), Ellen Hanley (Barefoot Boy With Cheek), John Jordan (The Wanhope Building), George Keane (Brigadoon), Dorothea MacFarland (Oklahoma!), James Mitchell (Brigadoon), Patricia Neal (Another Part of the Forest), David Wayne (Finian's Rainbow)

1947-48: Valerie Bettis (Inside U.S.A.), Edward Bryce (The Cradle Will Rock), Whitfield Connor (Macbeth), Mark Dawson (High Button Shoes), June Lockhart (For Love or Money, Estelle Loring (Inside U.S.A.), Peggy Maley (Joy to the World, Ralph Meeker (Mister Roberts), Meg Mundy (The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden and The Respectful Prostitute), Douglass Watson (Antony and Cleopatra), James Whitmore (Command Decision), Patrice Wymore (Hold It!)

1948-49: Tod Andrews (Summer and Smoke), Doe Avedon (The Young and Fair), Jean Carson (Bravo!), Carol Channing (Lend an Ear), Richard Derr (The Traitor), Julie Harris (Sundown Beach), Mary McCarty (Sleepy Hollow), Allyn Ann McLerie (Where's Charley?), Cameron Mitchell (Death of a Salesman), Gene Nelson (Lend an Ear), Byron Palmer (Where's Charley?), Bob Scheerer (Lend an Ear)

1949-50: Nancy Andrews (Touch and Go), Phil Arthur (With a Silk Thread), Barbara Brady (The Velvet Glove), Lydia Clarke (Detective Story), Priscilla Gillette (Regina), Don Hanmer (The Man), Marcia Henderson (Peter Pan), Charlton Heston (Design for a Stained Glass Window), Rick Jason (Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep), Grace Kelly (The Father), Charles Nolte (Design for a Stained Glass Window), Roger Price (Tickets, Please!)

1950-51: Barbara Ashley (Out of This World), Isabel Bigley (Guys and Dolls), Martin Brooks (Burning Bright), Richard Burton (The Lady's Not For Burning), Pat Crowley (Southern Exposure), James Daly (Major Barbara), Cloris Leachman (A Story for a Sunday Evening), Russell Nype (Call Me Madam), Jack Palance (Darkness at Noon), William Smithers (Romeo and Juliet), Maureen Stapleton (The Rose Tattoo), Marcia Van Dyke (Marcia Van Dyke), Eli Wallach (The Rose Tattoo)

1951-52: Tony Bavaar (Paint Your Wagon), Patricia Benoit (Glad Tidings), Peter Conlow (Courtin' Time), Virginia de Luce (New Faces of 1952), Ronny Graham (New Faces of 1952), Audrey Hepburn (Gigi), Diana Herbert (The Number), Conrad Janis (The Brass Ring), Dick Kallman (Seventeen), Charles Proctor (Twilight Walk), Eric Sinclair (Much Ado About Nothing), Kim Stanley (The Chase), Marian Winters (I Am a Camera), Helen Wood (Seventeen)

1952-53: Edie Adams (Wonderful Town), Rosemary Harris (The Climate of Eden), Eileen Heckart (Picnic), Peter Kelley (Two's Company), John Kerr (Bernardine), Richard Kiley (Misalliance), Gloria Marlowe (In Any Language), Penelope Munday (The Climate of Eden), Paul Newman (Picnic), Sheree North (Hazel Flagg), Geraldine Page (Mid-Summer), John Stewart (Bernardine), Ray Stricklyn (The Climate of Eden), Gwen Verdon (Can-Can)

1953-54: Orson Bean (John Murray Anderson's Almanac), Harry Belafonte (John Murray Anderson's Almanac), James Dean (The Immoralist), Joan Diener (Kismet), Ben Gazzara (End as a Man), Carol Haney (The Pajama Game), Jonathan Lucas (The Golden Apple), Kay Medford (Lullaby), Scott Merrill (Threepenny Opera), Elizabeth Montgomery (Late Love), Leo Penn (The Girl on the Via Flaminia), Eva Marie Saint (The Trip to Bountiful)

1954-55: Julie Andrews (The Boy Friend), Jacqueline Brookes (The Cretan Woman), Shirl Conway (Plain and Fancy), Barbara Cook (Plain and Fancy), David Daniels (Plain and Fancy), Mary Fickett (Tea and Sympathy), Page Johnson (In April Once), Loretta Leversee (Home is the Hero), Jack Lord (The Traveling Lady), Dennis Patrick (The Wayward Saint), Anthony Perkins (Tea and Sympathy), Christopher Plummer (The Dark is Light Enough)

1955-56: Diane Cilento (Tiger at the Gates), Dick Davalos (A View From the Bridge), Anthony Franciosa (A Hatful of Rain), Andy Griffith (No Time for Sergeants), Laurence Harvey (Island of Goats), David Hedison (A Month in the Country), Earle Hyman (Mister Johnson), Susan Johnson (The Most Happy Fella), John Michael King (My Fair Lady), Jayne Mansfield (Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?), Sarah Marshall (The Ponder Heart), Gaby Rodgers (Mister Johnson), Susan Strasberg (The Diary of Anne Frank), Fritz Weaver (The Chalk Garden)

1956-57: Peggy Cass (Auntie Mame), Sydney Chaplin (Bells Are Ringing), Sylvia Daneel (The Tunnel of Love), Bradford Dillman (Long Day’s Journey Into Night), Peter Donat (The First Gentleman), George Grizzard (The Happiest Millionaire), Carol Lynley (The Potting Shed), Peter Palmer (Li’l Abner), Jason Robards (Long Day’s Journey Into Night), Cliff Robertson (Orpheus Descending), Pippa Scott (Child of Fortune), Inga Swenson (The First Gentleman)

1957-58: Anne Bancroft (Two for the Seesaw), Warren Berlinger (Blue Denim), Colleen Dewhurst (Children of Darkness), Richard Easton (The Country Wife), Tim Everett (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs), Eddie Hodges (The Music Man), Joan Hovis (Love Me Little), Carol Lawrence (West Side Story), Jacqueline McKeever (Oh, Captain!), Wynne Miller (Li’l Abner), Robert Morse (Say, Darling), George C. Scott (Richard III)

1958-59: Lou Antonio (The Buffalo Skinner), Ina Balin (A Majority of One), Richard Cross (Maria Golovin), Tammy Grimes (Look After Lulu), Larry Hagman (God and Kate Murphy), Dolores Hart (The Pleasure of His Company), Roger Mollien (French Theatre National Populaire), France Nuyen (The World of Suzie Wong), Susan Oliver (Patate), Ben Piazza (Kataki), Paul Roebling (A Desert Incident), William Shatner (The World of Suzie Wong), Pat Suzuki (Flower Drum Song), Rip Torn (Sweet Bird of Youth)

1959-60: Warren Beatty (A Loss of Roses), Eileen Brennan (Little Mary Sunshine), Carol Burnett (Once Upon a Mattress), Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker), Jane Fonda (There Was a Little Girl), Anita Gillette (Russell Patterson’s Sketchbook), Elisa Loti (Come Share My House), Donald Madden (Julius Caesar), George Maharis (The Zoo Story), John McMartin (Little Mary Sunshine), Lauri Peters (The Sound of Music), Dick Van Dyke (The Boys Against the Girls)

1960-61: Joyce Bulifant (Whisper to Me), Dennis Cooney (Every Other Evil), Sandy Dennis (Face of a Hero), Nancy Dussault (Do Re Mi), Robert Goulet (Camelot), Joan Hackett (Call Me By My Rightful Name), June Harding (Cry of the Raindrop), Ron Husmann (Tenderloin), James MacArthur (Invitation to a March), Bruce Yarnell (The Happiest Girl in the World)

1961-62: Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She’s Mine), Keith Baxter (A Man for All Seasons), Peter Fonda (Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole), Don Galloway (Bring Me a Warm Body), Sean Garrison (Half-Past Wednesday), Barbara Harris (Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad), James Earl Jones (Moon on a Rainbow Shawl), Janet Margolin (Daughter of Silence), Karen Morrow (Sing, Muse!), Robert Redford (Sunday in New York), John Stride (Romeo and Juliet), Brenda Vaccaro (Everybody Loves Opal)

1962-63: Alan Arkin (Enter Laughing), Stuart Damon (The Boys from Syracuse), Melinda Dillon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Robert Drivas (Mrs. Dally Has a Lover), Bob Gentry (Angels of Anadarko), Dorothy Loudon (Nowhere to Go But Up), Brandon Maggart (Put It in Writing), Julienne Marie (The Boys from Syracuse), Liza Minnelli (Best Foot Forward), Estelle Parsons (Mrs. Dally Has a Lover), Diana Sands (Tiger Tiger Burning Bright), Swen Swenson (Little Me)

1963-64: Alan Alda (Fair Game for Lover), Gloria Bleezarde (Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory), Imelda De Martin (The Amorous Flea), Claude Giraud (Phédre), Ketty Lester (Cabin in the Sky), Barbara Loden (After the Fall), Lawrence Pressman (Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory), Gilbert Price (Jerico-Jim Crow), Philip Proctor (The Amorous Flea), John Tracy (Telemachus Clay), Jennifer West (Dutchman)

1964-65: Carolyn Coates (The Trojan Women), Joyce Jillson (The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of the Crowd), Linda Lavin (Wet Paint), Luba Lisa (I Had a Ball), Michael O'Sullivan (Tartuffe), Joanna Pettet (Poor Richard), Beah Richards (The Amen Corner), Jaime Sanchez (Conerico Was Here to Stay and The Toilet), Victor Spinetti (Oh, What a Lovely War), Nicolas Surovy (Helen), Robert Walker (I Knock at the Door and Pictures in the Hallway), Clarence Williams III (Slow Dancing on the Killing Ground)

1965-66: Zoe Caldwell (Slapstick Tragedy), David Carradine (The Royal Hunt of the Sun), John Cullum (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), John Davidson (Oklahoma!), Faye Dunaway (Hogan’s Ghost), Gloria Foster (Medea), Robert Hooks (Where’s Daddy? and Day of Absence), Jerry Lanning (Mame), Richard Mulligan (Mating Dance and Hogan’s Ghost), April Shawhan (3 Bags Full), Sandra Smith (Any Wednesday), Leslie Ann Warren (Drat! The Cat!)

1966-67: Bonnie Bedelia (My Sweet Charlie), Richard Benjamin (The Star-Spangled Girl), Dustin Hoffman (Eh?), Terry Kiser (Fortune and Men's Eyes), Reva Rose (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), Robert Salvio (Hamp), Sheila Smith (Mame), Connie Stevens (The Star-Spangled Girl), Pamela Tiffin (Dinner at Eight), Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!), Jon Voight (That Summer—That Fall), Christopher Walken (The Rose Tattoo)

1967-68: David Birney (Summertree), Pamela Burrell (Arms and the Man), Jordan Christopher (Black Comedy), Jack Crowder aka Thalmus Rasulala (Hello, Dolly!), Sandy Duncan (Ceremony of Innocence), Julie Gregg (The Happy Time), Stephen Joyce (Stephen D.), Bernadette Peters (George M!), Alice Playten (Henry, Sweet Henry), Michael Rupert (The Happy Time), Brenda Smiley (Scuba Duba), Russ Thacker (Your Own Thing)

1968-69: Jane Alexander (The Great White Hope), David Cryer (Come Summer), Blythe Danner (The Miser), Ed Evanko (Canterbury Tales), Ken Howard (1776), Lauren Jones (Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?), Ron Leibman (We Bombed in New Haven), Marian Mercer (Promises, Promises), Jill O'Hara (Promises, Promises), Ron O'Neal (No Place to Be Somebody), Al Pacino (Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?), Marlene Warfield (The Great White Hope)

1969-70: Susan Browning (Company), Donny Burks (Billy Noname), Catherine Burns (Dear Janet Rosenberg, Dear Mr. Kooning), Len Cariou (Henry V and Applause), Bonnie Franklin (Applause), David Holliday (Coco), Katharine Houghton (A Scent of Flowers), Melba Moore (Purlie), David Rounds (Child’s Play), Lewis J. Stadlen (Minnie’s Boys), Kristoffer Tabori (How Much, How Much), Fredricka Weber (The Last Sweet Days of Isaac)

1970-71: Clifton Davis (Do It Again), Michael Douglas (Pinkville), Julie Garfield (Uncle Vanya), Martha Henry (The Playboy of the Western World, Scenes From American Life, and Antigone), James Naughton (Long Day's Journey Into Night), Tricia O’Neil (Two by Two), Kipp Osborne (Butterflies Are Free), Roger Rathburn (No, No, Nanette), Ayn Ruymen (The Gingerbread Lady), Jennifer Salt (Father’s Day), Joan Van Ark (School for Wives), Walter Willison (Two by Two)

1971-72: Jonelle Allen (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Maureen Anderman (Moonchildren), William Atherton (Suggs), Richard Backus (Promenade, All!), Adrienne Barbeau (Grease), Cara Duff-MacCormick (Moonchildren), Robert Foxworth (The Crucible), Elaine Joyce (Sugar), Jess Richards (On The Town), Ben Vereen (Jesus Christ Superstar), Beatrice Winde (Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death), James Woods (Moonchildren)

1972-73: D’Jamin Bartlett (A Little Night Music), Patricia Elliott (A Little Night Music), James Farentino (A Streetcar Named Desire), Brian Farrell (The Last of Mrs. Lincoln), Victor Garber (Ghosts), Kelly Garrett (Mother Earth), Mari Gorman (The Hot l Baltimore), Laurence Guittard (A Little Night Music), Trish Hawkins (The Hot l Baltimore), Monte Markham (Irene), John Rubinstein (Pippin), Jennifer Warren (6 Rms Riv Vu), Alexander H. Cohen (Special Award)

1973-74: Mark Baker (Candide), Maureen Brennan (Candide), Ralph Carter (Raisin), Thom Christopher (Noel Coward in Two Keys), John Driver (Over Here!), Conchata Ferrell (The Sea Horse), Ernestine Jackson (Raisin), Michael Moriarty (Find Your Way Home), Joe Morton (Raisin), Ann Reinking (Over Here!), Janie Sell (Over Here!), Mary Woronov (Boom Boom Room), Sammy Cahn (Special Award)

1974-75: Peter Burnell (In Praise of Love), Zan Charisse (Gypsy), Lola Falana (Dr. Jazz), Peter Firth (Equus), Dorian Harewood (Don’t Call Back), Joel Higgins (Shenandoah), Marcia McClain (Where’s Charley?), Linda Miller (Black Picture Show), Marti Rolph (Good News), John Sheridan (Gypsy), Scott Stevensen (Good News), Donna Theodore (Shenandoah), Equity Library Theatre (Special Award)

1975-76: Danny Aiello (Lampost Reunion), Christine Andreas (My Fair Lady), Dixie Carter (Jesse and the Bandit Queen), Tovah Feldshuh (Yentl), Chip Garnett (Bubblin’ Brown Sugar), Richard Kelton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Vivian Reed (Bubblin’ Brown Sugar), Charles Repole (Very Good Eddie), Virginia Seidel (Very Good Eddie), Daniel Seltzer (Knock Knock), John V. Shea (Yentl), Meryl Streep (27 Wagons Full of Cotton), A Chorus Line (Special Award)

1976-77: Trazana Beverley (for colored girls...), Michael Cristofer (The Cherry Orchard), Joe Fields (The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel), Joanna Gleason (I Love My Wife), Cecilia Hart (Dirty Linen), John Heard (G.R. Point), Gloria Hodes (The Club), Juliette Koka (Piaf... A Remembrance), Andrea McArdle (Annie), Ken Page (Guys and Dolls), Jonathan Pryce (Comedians), Chick Vennera (Jockeys), Eva LeGallienne (Special Award)

1977-78: Vasili Bogazianos (P.S. Your Cat Is Dead), Nell Carter (Ain't Misbehavin'), Carlin Glynn (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Christopher Goutman (The Promise), William Hurt (Ulysses in Traction, Lulu, and The Fifth of July), Judy Kaye (On the 20th Century), Florence Lacy (Hello, Dolly!), Armelia McQueen (Ain't Misbehavin'), Gordana Rashovich (Fefu and Her Friends), Bo Rucker (Native Son), Richard Seer (Da), Colin Stinton (The Water Engine), Joseph Papp (Special Award)

1978-79: Philip Anglim (The Elephant Man), Lucie Arnaz (They’re Playing Our Song), Gregory Hines (Eubie!), Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd), Michael Jeter (G.R. Point), Laurie Kennedy (Man and Superman), Susan Kingsley (Getting Out), Christine Lahti (The Woods), Edward James Olmos (Zoot Suit), Kathleen Quinlan (Taken in Marriage), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd), Max Wright (Once in a Lifetime), Marshall W. Mason (Special Award)

1979-80: Maxwell Caulfield (Class Enemy), Leslie Denniston (Happy New Year), Boyd Gaines (A Month in the Country), Richard Gere (Bent), Harry Groener (Oklahoma!), Stephen James (The 1940’s Radio Hour), Susan Kellermann (Last Licks), Dinah Manoff (I Ought to Be in Pictures), Lonny Price (Class Enemy), Marianne Tatum (Barnum), Anne Twomey (Nuts), Dianne Wiest (The Art of Dining), Mickey Rooney (Special Award)

1980-81: Brian Backer (The Floating Light Bulb), Lisa Banes (Look Back in Anger), Meg Bussert (The Music Man), Michael Allen Davis (Broadway Follies), Giancarlo Esposito (Zooman and the Sign), Daniel Gerroll (Slab Boys), Phyllis Hyman (Sophisticated Ladies), Cynthia Nixon (The Philadelphia Story), Amanda Plummer (A Taste of Honey), Adam Redfield (A Life), Wanda Richert (42nd Street), Rex Smith (The Pirates of Penzance), Elizabeth Taylor (Special Award)

1981-82: Karen Akers (Nine), Laurie Beechman (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Danny Glover ("MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys), David Alan Grier (The First), Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls), Anthony Heald (Misalliance), Lizbeth Mackay (Crimes of the Heart), Peter MacNicol (Crimes of the Heart), Elizabeth McGovern (My Sister in This House), Ann Morrison (Merrily We Roll Along), Michael O¹Keefe (Mass Appeal), James Widdoes (Is There Life After High School?), Manhattan Theatre Club (Special Award)

1982-83:Karen Allen (Monday After the Miracle), Suzanne Bertish (Skirmishes), Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs), Kate Burton (Winners), Joanne Camp (Geniuses), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy), Peter Gallagher (A Doll's Life), John Malkovich (True West), Anne Pitoniak ('night, Mother), James Russo (Extremities), Brian Tarantina (Angels Fall), Linda Thorson (Streaming), Natalia Makarova (Special Award)

1983-84: Martine Allard (The Tap Dance Kid), Joan Allen (And a Nightingale Sang...), Kathy Whitton Baker (Fool For Love), Mark Capri (On Approval), Laura Dean (Doonesbury), Stephen Geoffreys (The Human Comedy), Todd Graff (Baby), Glenne Headly (The Philanthropist), J.J. Johnston (American Buffalo), Bonnie Koloc (The Human Comedy), Calvin Levels (Open Admissions), Robert Westenberg (Zorba), Ron Moody (Special Award)
1984-85: Kevin Anderson (Orphans), Richard Chaves (Tracers), Patti Cohenour (La Boheme and Big River), Charles S. Dutton (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Nancy Giles (Mayor), Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi Goldberg), Leilani Jones (Grind), John Mahoney (Orphans), Laurie Metcalf (Balm in Gilead), Barry Miller (Biloxi Blues), John Turturro (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea), Amelia White (The Accrington Pals), Lucille Lortel (Special Award)

1985-86: Suzy Amis (Fresh Horses), Alec Baldwin (Loot), Aled Davies (Orchards), Faye Grant (Singin’ in the Rain), Julie Hagerty (House of Blue Leaves), Ed Harris (Precious Sons), Mark Jacoby (Sweet Charity), Donna Kane (Dames at Sea), Cleo Laine (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Marisa Tomei (Daughters), Joe Urla (Principia Scriptoriae), Ensemble Studio Theatre (Special Award)

1986-87: Annette Bening (Coastal Disturbances), Timothy Daly (Coastal Disturbances), Lindsay Duncan (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Frank Ferrante (Groucho: A Life in Revue), Robert Lindsay (Me and My Girl), Amy Madigan (The Lucky Spot), Michael Maguire (Les Misérables), Demi Moore (The Early Girl), Molly Ringwald (Lily Dale), Frances Ruffelle (Les Misérables), Courtney B. Vance (Fences), Colm Wilkinson (Les Misérables), Robert DeNiro (Special Award)

1987-88: Yvonne Bryceland (The Road to Mecca), Philip Casnoff (Chess), Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods), Melissa Gilbert (A Shayna Maidel), Linda Hart (Anything Goes), Linzi Hately (Carrie), Brian Kerwin (Emily), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mail), Mary Murfitt (Oil City Symphony), Aidan Quinn (A Streetcar Named Desire), Eric Roberts (Burn This), B.D. Wong (M. Butterfly), Tisa Chang (Special Award), and Martin E. Segal (Special Award)

1988-89: Dylan Baker (Eastern Standard), Joan Cusack (Road and Brilliant Traces), Loren Dean (Amulets Against the Dragon Forces), Peter Frechette (Eastern Standard), Sally Mayes (Welcome to the Club), Sharon McNight (Starmites), Jennie Moreau (Eleemoysynary), Paul Provenza (Only Kidding), Kyra Sedgwick (Ah, Wilderness!), Howard Spiegel (Only Kidding), Eric Stoltz (Our Town), Joanne Whalley-Kilmer (What the Butler Saw); Pauline Collins (Special Award), Mikhail Baryshnikov (Special Award)

1989-90: Denise Burse (Ground People), Erma Campbell (Ground People), Rocky Carroll (The Piano Lesson), Megan Gallagher (A Few Good Men), Tommy Hollis (The Piano Lesson), Robert Lambert (Gypsy), Kathleen Rowe McAllen (Aspects of Love), Michael McKean (Accomplice), Crista Moore (Gypsy), Mary-Louise Parker (Prelude to a Kiss), Daniel von Bargen (Mastergate), Jason Workman (Jason Workman), Stewart Granger (Special Award), Kathleen Turner (Special Award)

1990-91: Jane Adams (I Hate Hamlet), Gillian Anderson (Absent Friends), Adam Arkin (I Hate Hamlet), Brenda Blethyn (Absent Friends), Marcus Chong (Stand-up Tragedy), Paul Hipp (Buddy), LaChanze (Once on This Island), Kenny Neal (Mule Bone), Kevin Ramsey (Oh, Kay!), Francis Ruivivar (Shogun), Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon), Chandra Wilson (The Good Times Are Killing Me), Tracey Ullman (The Big Love and Taming of the Shrew), Ellen Stewart (Special Award)

1991-92: Talia Balsam (Jake's Women), Lindsay Crouse (The Homecoming), Griffin Dunne (Search and Destroy), Laurence Fishburne (Two Trains Running), Mel Harris (Empty Hearts), Jonathan Kaplan (Falsettos and Rags), Jessica Lange (A Streetcar Named Desire), Laura Linney (Sight Unseen), Spiro Malas (The Most Happy Fella), Mark Rosenthal (Marvin's Room), Helen Shaver (Jake's Women), Al White (Two Trains Running), Dancing at Lughnasa cast (Special Award), Plays for Living (Special Award)

1992-93: Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Michael Cerveris (The Who's Tommy), Marcia Gay Harden (Angels in America: Millennium Approaches), Stephanie Lawrence (Blood Brothers), Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year), Liam Neeson (Anna Christie), Stephen Rea (Someone Who'll Watch Over Me), Natasha Richardson (Anna Christie), Martin Short (The Goodbye Girl), Dina Spybey (Five Women Wearing the Same Dress), Stephen Spinella (Angels in America: Millennium Approaches), Jennifer Tilly (One Shoe Off), John Leguizamo (Special Award), Rosetta LeNoire (Special Award)

1993-94: Marcus D'Amico (An Inspector Calls), Jarrod Emick (Damn Yankees), Arabella Field (Snowing at Delphi and Four Dogs and a Bone), Aden Gillett (An Inspector Calls), Sherry Glaser (Family Secrets), Michael Hayden (Carousel), Margaret Illman (The Red Shoes), Audra Ann McDonald (Carousel), Burke Moses (Beauty and the Beast), Anna Deavere Smith (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992), Jere Shea (Passion), Harriet Walter (3 Birds Alighting on a Field)

1994-95: Gretha Boston (Show Boat), Billy Crudup (Arcadia), Ralph Fiennes (Hamlet), Beverly D'Angelo (Simpatico), Calista Flockhart (The Glass Menagerie), Kevin Kilner (The Glass Menagerie), Anthony LaPaglia (The Rose Tattoo), Julie Johnson (Das Barbecü), Helen Mirren (A Month in the Country), Jude Law (Indiscretions), Rufus Sewell (Translations), Vanessa Williams (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Brooke Shields (Special Award)

1995-96: Jordan Baker (Suddenly Last Summer), Joohee Choi (The King and I), Karen Kay Cody (Master Class), Viola Davis (Seven Guitars), Kate Forbes (The School for Scandal), Michael McGrath (Swinging on a Star), Alfred Molina (Molly Sweeney), Timothy Olyphant (The Monogamist), Adam Pascal (Rent), Lou Diamond Phillips (The King and I), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent), Brett Tabisel (Big), An Ideal Husband cast (Special Award)

1996-97: Terry Beaver (The Last Night of Ballyhoo), Helen Carey (London Assurance), Kristin Chenoweth (Steel Pier), Jason Danieley (Candide), Linda Eder (Jekyll & Hyde), Allison Janney (Present Laughter), Daniel McDonald (Steel Pier), Janet McTeer (A Doll's House), Mark Ruffalo (This Is Our Youth), Fiona Shaw (The Waste Land), Antony Sher (Stanley), Alan Tudyk (Bunny Bunny), Skylight cast (Special Award)

1997-98: Max Casella (The Lion King), Margaret Colin (Jackie), Ruaidhri Conroy (The Cripple of Inishmaan), Alan Cumming (Cabaret), Lea Delaria (On the Town), Edie Falco (Side Man), Enid Graham (Honour), Anna Kendrick (High Society), Ednita Nazario (The Capeman), Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Steven Sutcliffe (Ragtime), Sam Trammel (Ah, Wilderness!), Eddie Izzard (Special Award), Beauty Queen of Leenane cast (Special Award)

1998-99: Jillian Armenante (The Cider House Rules), James Black (Not About Nightingales), Brendan Coyle (The Weir), Anna Friel (Closer), Rupert Graves (Closer), Lynda Gravatt (The Old Settler), Nicole Kidman (The Blue Room), Ciaran Hinds (Closer), Ute Lemper (Chicago), Clarke Peters (The Iceman Cometh), Toby Stephens (Ring Round the Moon), Sandra Oh (Stop Kiss), Jerry Herman (Special Award)

1999-2000: Craig Bierko (The Music Man), Everett Bradley (Swing!), Gabriel Byrne (A Moon for the Misbegotten), Ann Hampton Callaway (Swing!), Toni Collette (The Wild Party), Henry Czerny (Arms and the Man), Stephen Dillane (The Real Thing, Jennifer Ehle (The Real Thing), Philip Seymour Hoffman (True West), Hayley Mills (Suite in Two Keys), Cigdem Onat (The Time of the Cuckoo), Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), Barry Humphries (Special Award)

2000-2001: Juliette Binoche (Betrayal), Macaulay Culkin (Madame Melville), Janie Dee (Comic Potential), Raúl Esparza (The Rocky Horror Show), Kathleen Freeman (The Full Monty), Deven May (Bat Boy), Reba McEntire (Annie Get Your Gun), Chris Noth (The Best Man), Joshua Park (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Rosie Perez (References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot), Joely Richardson (Madame Melville), John Ritter (The Dinner Party), Seán Campion (Special Award) and Conleth Hill (Special Award)

2001-2002: Justin Bohon (Oklahoma!), Simon Callow (The Mystery of Charles Dickens), Mos Def (Topdog/Underdog), Emma Fielding (Private Lives), Adam Godley (Private Lives), Martin Jarvis (By Jeeves), Spencer Kayden (Urinetown), Gretchen Mol (The Shape of Things), Anna Paquin (The Glory of Living), Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!), David Warner (Major Barbara), Rachel Weisz (The Shape of Things)

2002-2003: Antonio Banderas (Nine), Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy), Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Jonathan Cake (Medea), Victoria Hamilton, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), Clare Higgins (Vincent in Brixton), Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray), Mary Stuart Masterson (Nine), John Selya (Movin' Out), Jochum ten Haaf (Vincent in Brixton), Daniel Sunjata (Take Me Out), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray), Peter Filichia (Special Award), Ben Hodges (Special Award)

2003-2004: Shannon Cochran (Bug), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Mitchel David Federan (The Boy From Oz), Alexander Gemignani, (Assassins), Hugh Jackman (The Boy From Oz), Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz), Sanaa Lathan (A Raisin in the Sun), Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife), Euan Morton (Taboo), Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), Jennifer Westfeldt (Wonderful Town), Sarah Jones (Special Award)

2004-2005: Christina Applegate (Sweet Charity), Ashlie Atkinson (Fat Pig), Hank Azaria (Spamalot), Gordon Clapp (Glengarry Glen Ross), Conor Donovan (Privilege), Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Heather Goldenhersh (Doubt), Carla Gugino (After the Fall), Jenn Harris (Modern Orthodox), Cheyenne Jackson (All Shook Up), Celia Keenan-Bolger (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Tyler Maynard (Altar Boyz)

2005-2006: Harry Connick, Jr. (The Pajama Game), Felicia P. Fields (The Color Purple), Maria Friedman (The Woman in White), Richard Griffiths (The History Boys), Mamie Gummer (Mr. Marmalade), Jayne Houdyshell (Well), Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), Ian McDiarmid (Faith Healer), Nellie McKay (The Threepenny Opera), David Wilmot (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Elisabeth Withers-Mendes (The Color Purple), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys)

2006-2007: Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple), Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten), Mary Birdsong (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), Erin Davie (Grey Gardens), Xanthe Elbrick (Coram Boy), Johnny Galecki (The Little Dog Laughed), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins), Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), Bill Nighy (The Vertical Hour), Stark Sands (Journey's End), Nilaja Sun (No Child...), The Actors Fund (Special Award)

Photos of previous Theatre World Award recipients and presenters

Julie Harris (1949 winner for Sundown Beach) presenting a 1956 Award to Theatre World Awards Co-Founder Daniel Blum. Photo courtesy of Louis Melançon.

Gwen Verdon (1953 winner for Can-Can) presenting the Award to Larry Hagman (1959 winner for God and Kate Murphy).

Anthony Perkins (1955 winner for Tea and Sympathy), Richard Benjamin (1967 winner for The Star-Spangled Girl), and Theatre World Award founder John Willis.

James Earl Jones (1962 winner for Moon on a Rainbow Shawl), Julie Harris (1955 winner for Sundown Beach), and Blythe Danner (1969 winner for The Miser). Photo courtesy of Stanley W. Gold.

Lauren Bacall, John Willis, and Melba Moore (1970 winner for Purlie).

Armelia McQueen (1978 winner for Ain't Misbehavin' and Dustin Hoffman (1967 winner for Eh?).

Jennifer Ehle (future 2000 winner for The Real Thing), Rosemary Harris (1953 winner for The Climate of Eden), and Andrea McArdle (1978 winner for Annie).

Cynthia Nixon (1981 winner for The Philadelphia Story).

Jennifer Holliday (1982 winner for Dreamgirls). Photo courtesy of Van Williams.

Peter MacNichol (1982 winner for Crimes of the Heart and Leslie Ann Warren (1966 winner for Drat! The Cat!).

Tovah Feldshuh (1976 winner for Yentl), Lucie Arnaz (1979 winner for They're Playing Our Song, and Cliff Robertson (1957 winner for Orpheus Descending). Photo courtesy of Van Williams.

Matthew Broderick (1983 winner for Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Harvey Fierstein (1983 winner for Torch Song Trilogy).

Alec Baldwin (1986 winner for Loot) and Joan Allen (1984 winner for And a Nightingale Sang...).

Adam Arkin (1991 winner I Hate Hamlet and father Alan Arkin (1963 winner for Enter Laughing).

Audra McDonald (1994 winner for Carousel), Jarrod Emick (1994 winner for Damn Yankees), and Barbara Cook (1955 winner for Plain and Fancy).

Anthony LaPaglia (1995 winner for The Rose Tattoo) and Helen Mirren (1995 winner for A Month in the Country).

Harry Connick, Jr. (2006 winner for The Pajama Game) and Liza Minnelli (1963 winner for Best Foot Forward).