Herbert Wins Best Actor Award In Toronto

May 28, 2015

daren a herbert bermuda actorBermudian actor Daren A. Herbert has been honoured by the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, winning the award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ for his role in The Wild Party, produced by Acting Up Stage Company with Obsidian Theatre.

Mr. Herbert took on the role of Burrs in the production, a vaudeville performer who makes his living in blackface, with the actor saying of the role, “I don’t think it’s that far removed from my own experience.

“I’ve never gotten to play a part using my own accent. I’m always asked to sound like somebody else.”

The Toronto Star said, “Fiona Reid, David Ferry, Trish Lindstrom and Daren A. Herbert were among those honoured when the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards were announced on Wednesday, an annual salute to excellence in the city’s theatre scene over the past 12 months.

“The awards are voted on by the critics from the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, NOW Magazine and Torontoist.”

Mr. Herbert is currently starring in the unique role of the entire cast in a production of Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, which officially opened on May 22 and will run until May 30.

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  1. Congratulation Mr. Daren Herbert! “Bermudian actor Daren A. Herbert has been honoured by the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, winning the award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ for his role in The Wild Party, produced by Acting Up Stage Company with Obsidian Theatre.”

  2. Heedy says:

    Well done

  3. Jennifer says:

    Way to go!!

  4. St. D says:

    Fantastic!

  5. Pastor Syl says:

    Wow!! and Wow Again!! SOOOO proud of you, Daren! I know your mom and your wife must be over the moon! Apples don’t fall far from the tree, do they? Still remember your mom’s stellar performance as the Lady in Red in “For Coloured Girls” back in 1980!

  6. Unbelievable says:

    Amazing!

  7. joank says:

    Congratulations! Bermuda is proud of u!

  8. Well done Darren, wishing all the best & remember I always said to you THE SKY IS THE LIMIT (SMILE)YOU WERE BORN TO SHINE. keep up the good work. lol from D. remember the old Dietary days, I am really proud of you.

  9. Springflower says:

    I am so Happy For You Darren!!! =D

  10. He’s actin up again…there he goes….tole yoou he would do dat…

  11. Betty Boop says:

    Well done Sir, please keep us on the map, we appreciate it.