AT THE WALTER READE THEATRE AT LINCOLN CENTER - HOSTED BY MICHAEL RIEDEL
THEATRE & DANCE AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED BY JOEL GREY & ASHLEY BOUDER
The Clive Barnes Foundation proudly announces the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards.
The 2016 Clive Barnes Award Nominees:
Elena D’Amario of Parsons Dance
Spartak Hoxha of New York City Ballet
Andrea Torita of BalletX
Indiana Woodward of New York City Ballet
Timothee Chalamet for his performance in Prodigal Son
Juwan Crawley for his performance in Spamilton
Khris Davis for his performance in The Royale
Nora Schell for her performance in Spamilton
One recipient from each category will be chosen and the winners will be announced on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3pm at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. All finalists will receive a cash prize, with the winners in each category receiving an award of $5,000 furnished by the Clive Barnes Foundation.
This year's Theatre Award will be presented by Academy and Tony-Award-winner Joel Grey, and Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, will present the Dance Award. The New York Post's Michael Riedel, author of the bestselling book Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, will oversee the Awards as Master of Ceremonies. In addition, 2015 Clive Barnes Award winners, Gabe Stone Shayer of American Ballet Theater and Dave Thomas Brown of The Legend of Georgia McBride, will be speaking at the event.
Past presenters have included Wendy Whelan, Susan Stroman, Frederic Franklin CBE, Cherry Jones, Paloma Hererra, and Nina Arianda. Previous winners are Chase Finlay (2010, Principal with New York City Ballet), Nina Arianda (2010, Venus in Fur, Tony Award-winner), MJ Rodrigues (2011, RENT), Isabella Boylston (2011, Principal with American Ballet Theatre), Rob McClure (2012, Chaplin, Tony Award-nominee), Lauren Lovette (2012, Principal with New York City Ballet), Jonny Orsini (2013, The Nance, Fish in the Dark), Lloyd Mayor (2013, Martha Graham Dance Company), Russell Janzen (2014, Soloist for New York City Ballet), Alex Sharp (2014, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Tony Award-winner), Gabe Stone Shayer (2015, American Ballet Theater) and Dave Thomas Brown (2015, The Legend of Georgia McBride).
The finalists for the dance and theatre awards are nominated by the Selection Committee, which is comprised of a panel of critics and performers in each field. This year’s Selection Committee for the Clive Barnes Award includes William H. Ausman, Siobhan Burns, Diana Byer, Frank DiLella, George Dorris, Barbara Hoffman, Arthur Mitchell, Patrick Pacheco, James Sutton, and Valerie Taylor-Barnes.
THE CLIVE BARNES AWARD
Throughout his professional life, Clive Barnes was caring and generous to his colleagues and friends; always ready to advise and listen. After his death, many condolence letters spoke of his generosity and practical help, especially to young people. In this spirit, The Clive Barnes Foundation was formed in 2009 to create Annual Awards giving recognition, encouragement, and financial support to two talented young professionals and, thus, honoring the memory of the many years of critical work and the warm personal generosity of Clive Barnes. The Foundation gives an Annual Award to two talented young professionals in the artistic fields of dance and theatre.