Radcliffe, Wiliams win acting trophies
“Sister Act,” “War Horse,” Daniel Radcliffe and Robin Williams were among the winners of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, which for the first time were handed out in a live ceremony, attracting a starry turnout.
“Sister Act” scored the musical nod, while “War Horse” nabbed the award for play (a prize the Outer Critics Circle also just gave to “Horse”). Radcliffe (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”), tapped for actor in a tuner, and Williams (“Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo”), who won for actor in a play, were among the thesps notably overlooked by the Tony nominators.
“How to Succeed” won for musical revival, as well as taking awards for funny perf (for co-star John Laroquette) and for onstage pair (Radcliffe, Laroquette).
Nick Adams of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” took home two trophies, one for diva perf and one for breakthrough perf, while Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong (“American Idiot”) scored in the replacement thesp category.
Vanessa Williams hosted the May 15 kudofest, a live event initiated by new Broadway.com owner Key Brand Entertainment, also the owner of legit producer Broadway Across America. Radcliffe, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster (who won for actress in a musical) and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the presenters.