The Joe A. Callaway Award

Current Recipient: Alison Fraser and Jay O. Sanders

The Joe A. Callaway Award honors the two best performances (one female, one male) in a professional production of a classical play - one written prior to World War ll - in the NYC metropolitan area. The judges of the Callaway Award had an extra hard time choosing this year’s winners because there were so many expert actors appearing in classical plays in New Year City. Alison Fraser is honored for her role as Lady Ariadne Utterword in Gingold Theatrical Group's Heartbreak House and Jay O. Sanders is honored for the title role in Hunter Theatre Project's Uncle Vanya.


The Actors’ Equity Foundation is a philanthropic and humanitarian nonprofit organization that was created in 1962 to aid and assist members of the acting profession and to promote the theatre arts. It is separate from Actors’ Equity Association and is funded by estate bequests and individual donations.


Past Recipients: 1989 - Present