Kritzer was recognized for her performance as Serena, a sorority girl, in Legally Blonde. Miranda is the co-author and co-star of the hit Off-Broadway musical In The Heights. Margulies won for his work in All That I Will Ever Be and The Accomplices. Wilson won for her work as Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens, which began in February 2006 at Playwrights Horizons before transferring to Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre last October.
The judges' panel for both awards includes Irene Backalenick, Back Stage; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Harry Haun, Playbill; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press; David Rosenberg, Back Stage, and Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger.