The St. Clair Bayfield Award
AEA Announces 2011 Bayfield Award:
Nick Westrate receives Equity’s Shakespeare Award
Nick Westrate has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation for his performance as Berowne in Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST as part of the 2011-2012 Public Lab season at the Public Theater. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation.
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 pm on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Equity office, 165 West 46th Street, New York City.
Mr. Westrate has appeared on Broadway in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and Off –Broadway in, among other plays, UNNATURAL ACTS (Classic Stage Company), THE LITTLE FOXES (New York Theatre Workshop) and he received a Drama Desk nomination as Featured Actor in the Transport Group’s production of THE BOYS IN THE BAND. He’s also appeared at the McCarter Theatre and Yale Rep as well as in films.
The Judges Panel for the Bayfield Award includes: Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; 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 2010, Charles Kimbrough.
Mousa Kraish and Nick Westrate in LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST, directed by Karin Coonrod, a Public Lab production running through November 6 at The Public Theater. Photo by Richard Termine.
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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.