Tony Sheldon's First Broadway Award

Tony Sheldon's First Broadway Award

Tony Sheldon's first Broadway award has been announced, a 2011 Theatre World Award, for his performance in Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical.

Only six actresses and six actors are presented with a Theatre World Award for their debut performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production every year, and the award can only be received once.

The Theatre World Award annual ceremony on Tuesday, June 7 at 2:00pm at the August Wilson Theater will be attended by former winners and invited members of the theatre community.

Complete list of 2011Theatre Award winners :

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 in the Baghdad Zoo)
Jim Parsons (The Normal Heart)
Zachary Quinto (Angels in America)
Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
The Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence: Seth Numrich (War Horse)
The Lunt-Fontanne Award for Ensemble Excellence:

The cast of The Motherf**ker With the Hat (Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Chris Rock, Yul Vazquez)

The Theatre World Award winners are chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, comprised of Peter Filichia (, Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (, Frank Scheck (New York Post), Joe Dziemianowicz ( New York Daily News), Linda Winer (Newsday), David Cote (Time out New York) and coordinated by Peter Filichia and Theatre World Associate Editor Ben Hodges.    

Photographer: Joan Marcus

We interview Tony Sheldon and Priscilla Director Simon Phillips in the May / June Edition of Stage Whispers - click link for more details.

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