Audra McDonald and the cast of 'Porgy and Bess' perform onstage at the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theater on June 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — The percentage of minority actors working on Broadway and at the top 16 not-for-profit theater companies in New York City rose to 23 percent during the 2011-2012 season, but whites continue to be overrepresented, according to a new report.

The Asian American Performers Action Coalition released its annual report on ethnic representation on New York stages and found that African-American actors were cast in 16 percent of all roles, Hispanics in 3 percent and Asian-American actors in 3 percent. Caucasians filled 77 percent of all roles.

Black actors increased their representation by 2 percent compared to last season, while Hispanics stayed the same as last season, and Asian-Americans saw their numbers tick up by 1 percent.

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