Monday, May 27, 2024

Broadway: Tony Awards Nominating Committee Members Announced


The American Theater Wing has announced the members of the nominating committee for this year’s Tony Awards. The show airs June 7th on CBS, and it’s a hot year.

A lot of these names are known to the public, some less well. But the committee includes Marsha Mason, Debra Monk, Jack Hofsiss, and Dick Latessa.

The 2015-2016 Nominating Committee includes:

  • Douglas Aibel – Artistic Dir., The Vineyard Theatre
  • Adrian Bailey – Actor**
  • Victoria Bailey – Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund**
  • Ira Bernstein – Former Producer/General Manager/Stage Manager/Casting Director
  • Hope Clarke – Choreographer**
  • Veronica Claypool – Arts Management Consultant, Full Circle Management Group/Former GM
  • Paul Cremo – Dramaturg/Director of Opera Commissioning Program, The Metropolitan Opera
  • Trip Cullman – Director**
  • Harvey Evans – Actor
  • Sean Patrick Flahaven – Writer/Composer/Orchestrator/Conductor/Producer**
  • Paul Gallo – Lighting Designer
  • Kent Gash – Director/Founding Dir., of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway
  • Jenny Gersten – Former Executive Director, Friends of the High Line
  • Daniel Goldfarb – Playwright / Book writer**
  • Sam Gonzalez – Dir. of Operations, Pfizer Medical/Board of Trustees Playwrights Horizons**
  • Adam Gwon – Composer/Lyricist**
  • Roy Harris – Production Stage Manager**
  • Philip Himberg – Artistic Director, Sundance Institute Theatre Program
  • Jack Hofsiss – Theatre/Film/Television Director
  • Julie Hughes – Former Casting Director
  • Lou Jacob – Director/Chair of the MFA Directing Program at the New School for Drama**
  • Stephen Karam – Playwright
  • Tom Kitt – Composer**
  • Corby Kummer – Senior Editor, The Atlantic Magazine
  • Fran Kumin – Consultant – Perf. Arts Organizations/Foundations/University Theatre Programs**
  • Dick Latessa – Actor
  • Kate Levin – Cultural Assets Management Principal, Bloomberg Associates
  • Reynold Levy – Former President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Sara Lukinson – Documentary Film Producer/Television Writer
  • Patricia Marx – American Humorist and Writer/Former Television Writer
  • Marsha Mason – Actor/Director
  • Jim McLaughlin – Former Producer, CBS News
  • Debra Monk – Actor
  • Roger Morgan – Lighting Designer/Theatre Designer
  • Laurence O’Keefe – Composer**
  • Katherine Oliver – Media and Technology Principal, Bloomberg Associates
  • Christian Parker – Chair, Graduate Theatre Program, Columbia University
  • Paige Price – Actor/1st Vice President of AEA/Executive Artistic Director, Theatre Aspen**
  • Ravi S. Rajan – Dean, School of the Arts – SUNY Purchase
  • Nigel Redden – Gen. Dir., Spoleto Festival USA/Dir., Lincoln Center Festival
  • Susan H. Schulman – Director/President, Stage Directors and Choreographers
  • Scott Schwartz – Director
  • Linda Shelton – Executive Dir., Joyce Theater Foundation
  • Warner Shook – Director**
  • Arlene Shuler – President & CEO, New York City Center
  • Edward Strong – Producer**
  • Wynn Thomas – Production Designer
  • Jennifer von Mayrhauser – Costume Designer**
  • Robin Wagner – Scenic Designer
  • Tom Watson – Retired Executive-Television Advertising**
  • Preston Whiteway – Executive Director, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
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