Daniel Radcliffe Wins Broadway.com Audience Choice Award

The Tony Awards are the biggest theater event of the year, but there’s another awards ceremony that’s just as important. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards give theater fans the opportunity to highlight their favorite performances from the past season. This year, the fans have chosen our own Daniel Radcliffe as their Favorite Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in The Lifespan of a Fact.

Radcliffe played fact-checker Jim Fingal in this play based on Fingal and John D’Agata’s 2012 essay of the same name. It chronicles the battle between fact-checker Jim Fingal and writer John D’Agata (played by Bobby Cannavale) as they bicker over D’Agata’s manuscript. Cherry Jones played the long-suffering editor mediating over their conflict as an argument over facts becomes a war over ideals and morals.

The play ran for a few months last autumn to significant critical acclaim, including our own review. Radcliffe’s performance was lauded as both honest and wildly funny, so it’s no surprise that he received this award, along with high praise from the audience.

Congratulations to Daniel Radcliffe on his Audience Choice Awards win! He’s certainly our favorite actor to grace the Great White Way this year, and we’re excited to see him return as soon as possible!

Gayané Kaligian

Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning. These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is. In her free time, you can find her researching stunt choreography and geeking out over theater.