The 2012 Theatre World Awards, which are given for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances, were handed out on Tuesday, June 5 at an invitation-only ceremony at Broadway's Belasco Theatre.
As previously announced, this year's recipients included 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 & Socalism with a Key to the Scriptures), Chris Perfetti (Sons of the Prophet), Finn Wittrock (Death of a Salesman), and Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar).
In addition, Susan Pourfar was awarded the 2012 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater for her performance in Tribes.
Presenters included John Cullum, Victor Garber, Faye Grant, David Alan Grier, Josh Grisetti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Isabel Keating, Stacy Keach, Lizbeth MacKay, John Rubinstein, Tony Sheldon, Wesley Taylor and Leslie Uggams.
The afternoon also featured performances by Michael Cerveris, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Stephanie Umoh.
The winners are chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, currently comprised of David Cote (Time Out New York and NY1), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Daily News), Peter Filichia (The Newark Star-Ledger), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (Talkin' Broadway), Frank Scheck (New York Post), and Linda Winer (Newsday).