Andrew Durand, Kecia Lewis, Marin Ireland, More Named Winners of Actors' Equity Foundation Awards | Playbill

Awards Andrew Durand, Kecia Lewis, Marin Ireland, More Named Winners of Actors' Equity Foundation Awards

Winners will be honored during a June ceremony in New York City.

Andrew Durand, Kecia Lewis, and Marin Ireland

The Actors’ Equity Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2024 awards for actors who gave outstanding performances during the past season. Winners will be honored at a June 24 ceremony in Manhattan.

Recipients of the Richard Seff Award—given to a male and female character actor (at least 50 years old and a member of Actors’ Equity for 25 years or longer) for the best performance in a featured or supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production—include Kecia Lewis (Miss Liza Jane in Hell’s Kitchen), and Ciaran O’Reilly (S.B. “Screwballs” O’Donnell in Philadelphia, Here I Come!).

Hannah Cruz (Inez Milholland in Suffs and Robin in The Connector) and Andrew Durand (Elmer in Dead Outlaw) are this year's winners of the The Clarence Derwent Award, given to two actors for the most promising performance in a supporting role.

The Callaway Award, established in 1989 to honor actors for the best performances in a classical play in the New York metropolitan area, will go to Marin Ireland (Sonya in OHenry Productions’ Loft production of Uncle Vanya) and Jonathan Hadary (Waffles in Lincoln Center Theater’s Uncle Vanya).

"It is our great pleasure to be able to honor these hardworking artists," said Judy Rice, president of the Actors' Equity Foundation, in a statement. "The Foundation celebrates them in a theatre season filled with unforgettable performances."

The Judges Panel included Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Theatre Guide; Adam Feldman, Time Out New York; Elysa Gardner, New York Sun, New York Stage Review; Harry Haun, The Observer; Kobi Kassal, Theatrely; and Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, New York Stage Review.

The Actors' Equity Foundation was created in 1962 to aid and assist the members of the acting profession and to promote the theatre arts. It is separate from Actors’ Equity Association and is funded by estate bequests and individual donations.


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