The St. Clair Bayfield Award
Charles Kimbrough Receives Equity Shakespeare Award
Charles Kimbrough has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation for his performance as the Prince of Arragon on Broadway in the Public Theatre production of Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation.
Charle Kimbrough as Prince of Arragon in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT VENICE
photo: Joan Marcus
The award, which was established in 1973 in memory of Equity member St. Clair Bayfield, honors the best performance in a supporting role by an Actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area. The recipient receives a $1,000 check and a crystal plaque, which will be presented at Equity’s Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Equity office, 165 West 46th Street, New York City.
Mr. Kimbrough appeared with the New York Philharmonic in MY FAIR LADY and in the Encores! production of NO, NO NANETTE. On Broadway, he was seen in ACCENT ON YOUTH, HAY FEVER, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and COMPANY, for which he received a Tony nomination. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his appearance as anchorman Jim Dial on the long-running TV series, Murphy Brown.
The Judges Panel for the Bayfield Award includes: Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Susan Haskins, Theater Talk; Harry Haun, Playbill; and David Rosenberg, Back Stage.
Previous recipients of Equity’s St. Clair Bayfield Award include: Carmen DeLavalade, Dana Ivey, Nathan Lane, Brian Murray, Bradley Whitford and, in 2009, David Pittu.
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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.