The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced that nominations are now open for the inaugural “Excellence in Theatre Education Award.”
Now through March 31, nominations are being accepted online for K-12 theatre educators. Anyone—from students and school administrators, to friends, neighbors and family—can submit a worthy teacher for consideration.
Nominees must be current teachers at an accredited K-12 institution or recognized community theatre organization anywhere in the United States.
He or she must be a teacher whose position is dedicated to and / or includes aspects of theatre education. To learn more about the award criteria and to nominate a teacher, you can visit the site.
Some of the stars, such as Christian Borle, Sutton Foster and Cherry Jones, are featured in a new video reel released today by the Tony Awards.
This annual award will recognize a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession.
A panel of judges comprised of the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, Carnegie Mellon University and other leaders from the theatre industry will select the finalists and winner.
The award finalists will be announced in the spring and each will receive an honorarium. A single winner will be selected to receive the Excellence in Theatre Education Award on stage at Radio City Music Hall during the 69th Annual Tony Awards telecast on CBS at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), Sunday, June 7.