CMU & the Tony Awards - Carnegie Mellon University

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award

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.

2016 Award WinnerMarilyn McCormick
Marilyn McCormick

Performing Arts Teacher / Theatre Director
Cass Technical High School
Detroit, Michigan 

Among the thousands of students McCormick has taught, she has trained actors, playwrights, poets, producers, directors and theatre educators. Her students have gone on to attend colleges and conservatories before performing in regional theatre, Off-Broadway, Broadway, television and film. 

2015 Award Winner

Corey Mitchell

Corey Mitchell

Performing Arts Teacher / Theatre Director
Northwest School of the Arts
Charlotte, North Carolina

Corey has been a great asset to the community with his diverse background in theatre and commitment to the craft. He has mentored many students who now find themselves working for him on a professional level. Read more about Corey MitchellSee the 2015 finalists.


Congratulations to alumnus Christian Borle

Alumnus Christian Borle (A'95) won the 2015 Tony Award for best performance by a featured actor in a musical for "Something Rotten!"

Watch alumna Patina Miller and Andrew Rannells Will Announce the 2016 Tony Award Nominations in a Live Webcast on May 3.

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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 41 Tony Awards.