The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University are looking for the teachers who create the next generation of theatre artists. These are dedicated professionals who discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them, and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals.
Members of the public are invited to submit candidates for the 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Award by telling us the story of a theatre educator who made a difference in their lives, and the lives of others. The winning teacher will receive the Award at the 71st annual Tony Awards on June 11, and be acknowledged on the CBS telecast.
The winner will also receive a cash prize for his or her school, a flight to New York City, hotel accommodations and a pair of tickets to the Tony Awards Ceremony and Gala. Additionally, a select number of finalists will each receive $1,000 for their schools, a flight for one to New York City, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the Tony Awards Nominee Luncheon.
To submit a candidate, use the online portal accessible from www.TonyAwards.com/educationaward. Candidates will be screened and vetted by a panel of judges from The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University. The finalists will be announced in the spring. Honor the people who inspire new generations of theatre artists — tell us the story of a remarkable teacher you know today!
Visit TonyAwards.com/educationaward for details.
Deadline for all application materials: February 10, 2016.