Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education
Presented by Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University alumni announced the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education at the Tony Awards on June 8, 2014.
To underscore the critical importance of education in the dramatic arts, the Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon have launched the first national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators.
Nominations will be open to the public and accepted starting in September 2014 at tonyawards.com and cmu.edu. A panel of judges comprised of the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, CMU and other leaders from the theatre industry will select the finalists and winner based on criteria set forth by the committee.
Demonstrating a positive impact on the lives of students, advancing the theatre profession and a commitment to excellence. The winning teacher will receive the "Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education presented by Carnegie Mellon University" on stage at the 2015 Tony Awards. The trip to New York City will be included, plus a financial contribution will be made to the theatre arts program at the winner's school.
Carnegie Mellon University is the exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. CMU's School of Drama is the oldest drama degree-granting program in the United States and celebrates its centennial in 2014. In the past century, CMU has produced hundreds of Tony nominees and 36 Tony Awards — eight winners in 2013 alone.
Facebook: To stay up to date on the nomination process later this Fall, follow the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education Facebook page.