The Theatre World Award – A Prestigious Honor

June 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Theatre World Award is given in recognition of an outstanding debut performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The honor is the oldest of its kind and is presented annually in New York City. Winner of the award in 2003, Daniel Sunjata understands the impact that the award can have on an acting career; since his win, he has starred in a number of roles for television and film. By receiving the award, Daniel Sunjata joined an impressive group of actors that have been honored during the award’s long history.

The Theatre World Award started out modestly in 1944, when the award ceremony was just a cocktail party held in co-founder Daniel Blum’s apartment. Despite its humble beginnings, however, the honor is highly valued in the theater community. Because the award is given for a debut performance, it can only be received once, which makes it cherished amongst its winners. Winning also serves to encourage actors to continue doing what they love.

The Theatre World Award has a long list of well-known and successful actors as previous recipients. Past winners include Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Antonio Banderas, Anna Paquin, and many others.

An Overview of the Tony Awards

May 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

Born Daniel Sunjata Condon in 1971, Daniel Sunjata is an American born actor who is known for his film, television, and theatre roles. Currently, Daniel Condon stars in the television series Smash and Graceland. On Broadway, Daniel Condon earned rave reviews and a Theatre World Award for his performance in the Tony award-winning play, Take Me Out. Daniel Sunjata also earned Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for his performance.

The Tony Awards were established by the American Theatre Wing to recognize excellence in the theatre. Named for actress, director, and producer Antoinette Perry, who also served as leader of the American Theatre Wing, the Tony Awards were first presented in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in 1947, with Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Helen Hayes, Elia Kazan, and Patricia Neal named among the winners. In the early years, the Tony Awards were hosted by hotels such as the Waldorf Astoria, the Plaza, and the Astor, and were broadcast via radio.

Today, the awards ceremony is broadcast on television by CBS, the broadcasting company that first provided coverage in 1978. Following their traditional ballroom setting, the Tony Awards were held on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre for three decades. In 1997, the ceremony moved to Radio City Music Hall, where it was held until 2010. Following a brief two-year run at the Beacon Theatre, the Tony Awards will return to Radio City Music Hall in 2013.

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February 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Playing a New York City firefighter on television has only led to actor Daniel Condon’s deeper understanding of the incredible sacrifices they make on the job. Just prior to the nationwide debut of the hit FX series, Rescue Me, in July 20Playing New York City firefighter on television has led to actor Daniel Condon’s deeper understanding of the incredible sacrifices they make on the job. Just prior to the nationwide debut of the hit FX series Rescue Me in July 2004, Daniel Condon sat down for an interview with Playbill’s Michael Buckley for an illuminating look at his acting career. Daniel Condon explained that he prepared for the role as Franco Rivera, a firefighter of Puerto Rican descent, by spending time with firemen and visiting various firehouses throughout New York City.

As a result of his experiences during the creation of Rescue Me, Daniel Condon has developed a profound interest in the firefighting profession and, more specifically, those who risked their lives during the September 11th attacks. Over the years, Daniel Condon has volunteered his time and energy to a wide range of benefits and fund-raisers to help 9/11 victims and has incorporated some of this involvement into his character on the show. Now in its sixth season, Rescue Me will continue to feature Daniel Condon in his role as Franco Rivera, and new episodes will begin airing in 2010. Daniel Condon is also slated to appear in the final season, which will wrap up in 2011.

Daniel Condon has also been working as a supporting cast member in the forthcoming feature film Weakness, acting alongside a variety of both seasoned and up-and-coming actors in the Michael Melamedoff production. In addition, Daniel Condon recently appeared as Patricia Cornwell’s popular investigator, Win Garano, in two made-for-television movies on Lifetime: At Risk and The Front. At present, Daniel Condon resides in New York City.
04, Daniel Condon sat down for an interview with Playbill’s Michael Buckley for an illuminating look at his acting career. As Franco Rivera, a firefighter of Puerto Rican descent, Daniel Condon prepared for the role by spending time with firemen and visiting various firehouses throughout New York City.

Owing in part to his experiences on the show and with real firefighters, Daniel Condon has developed a profound interest in the firefighting profession and specifically those who risked their lives in the events surrounding 9/11. Over the years, Daniel Condon has volunteered his time and energy to a wide range of benefits and fund-raisers to help 9/11 victims and has incorporated some of this involvement into his character on Rescue Me. Now in its sixth season, Rescue Me will continue to feature Daniel Condon in his role as Franco Rivera and new episodes of the show begin airing in 2010. Daniel Condon is also slated to appear in the final season of Rescue Me, which will wrap up in 2011.

A supporting cast member in the forthcoming feature film, Weakness, Daniel Condon worked alongside a variety of both seasoned and up-and-coming actors in the Michael Melamedoff production. In addition, Daniel Condon recently appeared as Patricia Cornwell’s popular investigator, Win Garano, in two made-for-television movies on Lifetime: At Risk and The Front. At present, Daniel Condon resides in New York City.

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    Daniel Condon

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    Notable stage and screen actor Daniel Condon has spent more than 10 years perfecting his craft. Born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in nearby Chicago, Daniel Condon attended Mount Carmel High School. A star athlete, Daniel Condon played on the varsity football team and participated in two Illinois State Championships. Following graduation from high school, Daniel Condon enrolled at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, where he began his collegiate studies in the performing arts. Daniel Condon later transferred to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. As a result of his exemplary performance, Daniel Condon gained admission to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to take advanced coursework in acting. In May 1998, Daniel Condon graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in performing arts.

    After graduating from New York University, Daniel Condon appeared in a televised production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will as Valentine. This performance would mark the beginning of a prolific career as a supporting and lead actor on television, stage, and screen. In 2000, Daniel Condon played Lewis Freeman on the short-lived WB series D.C. and a recurring character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, followed by roles in the TV movie Feast of All Saints and on the long-running soap opera All My Children.

    Daniel Condon appeared on the big screen alongside Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock in the 2002 action comedy Bad Company, directed by Joel Schumacher. Since then, Daniel Condon has acted in such hit shows as Sex in the City, Ed, Love Monkey, and The Bronx Is Burning. At present, Daniel Condon plays firefighter Franco Rivera on the FX series Rescue Me. Daniel Condon lives and works in New York City.

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