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September 21, 2004

Anika Noni Rose, John Tartaglia, Margo Martindale, Tom Aldredge Receive Clarence Derwent, Richard Seff Awards At Actorsí Equity

Margo Martindale, John Tartaglia, Anika Noni Rose, Tom Aldredge - winners of
Equity's 2004 Clarence Derwent and Richard Seff Awards Tony Award winner ANIKA NONI ROSE (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE) and Tony Nominee JOHN TARTAGLIA (AVENUE Q) received the 59th Annual Clarence Derwent Award, at a ceremony at Actorsí Equity, at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 21, 2004. The prestigious award honors the most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan theatre scene. The Derwent Awards are the oldest awards on Broadway, established in 1945 by Clarence Derwent, a distinguished actor and former President of Actors' Equity Association. Past recipients include Calista Flockhart, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman, Dana Ivey, John Malkovich, George C. Scott, Frances Sternhagen, James Woods and Kristin Chenoweth.

MARGO MARTINDALE and TOM ALDREDGE received the first annual Richard Seff Award, honoring a female and male character actor, 50 years of age or older, for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. Ms. Martindale was cited for her performance as Big Mama in the Broadway production of CAT ON A HAT TIN ROOF. Mr. Aldredge was honored for his performance as Matthew Clark the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of TWENTIETH CENTURY.

The Actorsí Equity Foundation administers both awards. The Judges' Panel for the awards included: Irene Backalenick, Back Stage; Clive Barnes, New York Post; Betty Corwin, Director of Special Projects, Theatre on Film & Tape Archive of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts; Charles Isherwood, formerly with Variety; Dana Ivey, Actor; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press; Patrick Quinn, President, Actors' Equity; David Rosenberg, Back Stage; Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger, Douglas Watt, The Daily News, and Carl Harms.

Press Contact: David Lotz (Communications Director), Maria Somma (Spokesperson) 212-869-8530


For more about the individual awards click below:

 

The Clarence Derwent Award

The Richard Seff Award


Margo Martindale, John Tartaglia, Anika Noni Rose, Tom Aldredge - winners of
Equity's 2004 Clarence Derwent and Richard Seff Awards

Margo Martindale, John Tartaglia, Anika Noni Rose, Tom Aldredge - winners of Equity's 2004 Clarence Derwent and Richard Seff Awards





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