CMU & the Tony Awards - Carnegie Mellon University

CMU and the Tony Awards

Carnegie Mellon University is the exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards®. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations launched the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, the first national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high school (K-12) theatre educators.

Congratulations to alumni Renée Elise Goldsberry and Leslie Odom Jr.

Alumni Renée Elise Goldsberry (A'93) and Leslie Odom Jr. (A'03) won the 2016 Tony Awards for best performance by an actress in a featured role in the musical and best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical, respectively, for their roles in "Hamilton."

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About CMU's School of Drama

CMU's School of Drama is the oldest drama degree-granting program in the United States and celebrated its centennial in 2014. In the past century, CMU has produced hundreds of Tony nominees and 43 Tony Awards.