PLAYBILL PICKS: Breakout Performances of the 2012-13 Broadway Season

By Playbill Staff
29 Apr 2013

Tom Sturridge
Photo by Joan Marcus

In Orphans English actor Tom Sturridge creates a character so physically compelling that by the end of the first act, the audience is exhausted from watching the socially-awkward and mentally-challenged Phillip bounce throughout the apartment — seldomly touching the ground. Sturridge constructs a character so real that the audience seems to forget the character's age and begins to feel for the child stuck inside the four walls of the broken-down home at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.