Monday, March 12, 2012

Tony Honors in Excellence

Every year, the Tony Awards committee hands out awards to people not necessarily eligible in a competitive category that year, as well as a few honorary awards. This years winners have been announced in a press release through an article in Playbill by Andrew Gans.

In his article, Gans writes, "The honorees include Freddie Gershon, a longtime theatrical licensing executive who created a program of kids’ versions of Broadway works; Artie Siccardi, a production supervisor who has overseen more than 200 Broadway shows; and TDF Open Doors, a program that introduces New York City public high school students to theatre through mentorships with theatre professionals.

Tony Honors were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to 'institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories,' according to press notes."

The awards will be handed out at the Tony Eve Coctail Party on June 9th.

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