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Theatre World Award Given to Drama Alumnus
Xanthe Elbrick (‘06) was awarded the 2007 Theatre World Award for a Broadway Debut for her performance in Coram Boy. At the ceremony and reception, which was attended by former winners and members of the theater community, six actresses and six actors were awarded for Debut Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.
The Theatre World Award remains the oldest given for a debut theater performance on or off-Broadway. “I’m very tickled and honored at this recognition,” Elbrick said. “The show and this opportunity is such a unique theatrical experience.” The Theatre World Award is freely given as encouragement and recognition from the industry. Past winners have acknowledged that of all awards, it is the one they most cherish because it is not a competition. The Theatre World Awards committee includes Peter Filichia (Theatermania.com), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (TalkinBroadway.com), Frank Scheck (New York Post), Michael Sommers (Newhouse Papers), Doug Watt (Critic Emeritus, New York Daily News), Linda Winer (New York Newsday), and is coordinated by Filichia, Theatre World Editor John Willis, and Theatre World Associate Editor Ben Hodges.
Elbrick has also received a Drama Desk Award nomination and Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Play.