The St. Clair Bayfield Award
George Morfogen Receives Equity Shakespeare Award
George Morfogen, the Duke of York in the Classic Stage Company production of Shakespeare's RICHARD II has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to honor the best performance by an Actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation.
Mr. Morfogen's other Broadway appearances were in FORTUNE'S FOOL, AN INSPECTOR CALLS, ARMS AND THE MAN, JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN and KINGDOMS. He has also appeared Off-Broadway and in Regional theatres throughout the country.
The award, which was established in 1973 in memory of Equity member St. Clair Bayfield, includes a $1,000 check and an engraved plaque. It was presented at Equity's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting on Friday, January 5, 2007.
L-R: Louis Zorich, George Morfogen, Austin Pendleton, Olympia Dukakis
The Judges Panel for the award included: Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Harry Haun, Playbill Magazine; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press, and David Rosenberg, Back Stage.
Previous recipients of Equity's St. Clair Bayfield Award include: Barnard Hughes, Carmen DeLavalade, Nathan Lane, Dana Ivey and Brian Murray.
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Established in 1973 in memory of Equity member St. Clair Bayfield, the Award honors the best performance by an actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area.