Tony Awards nominations 2016: Meet the 47 people who decided them

So who decided that “Hamilton” merited a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards nominations while a trio of musicals warranted only one apiece? The 47 members of the nominating committee who attended all 36 shows that opened on the rialto this season. They met on Monday evening to cast secret ballots in 24 competitive categories. Playwright Stephen Karam had been on the committee but had to recuse himself when “The Humans” announced its transfer to Broadway.

Each  member serves for three years, with approximately one-third of the committee new to the process each year (as denoted by **)

Academics
Kent Gash – Director/Founding Dir., of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway
Ravi S. Rajan – Dean, School of the Arts – SUNY Purchase

Actors
Adrian Bailey – Actor**
Harvey Evans – Actor
Marsha Mason – Actor/Playwright
Debra Monk – Actor
Paige Price – Actor/1st Vice President of AEA/Executive Artistic Director, Theatre Aspen**

Artistic Directors
Douglas Aibel – Artistic Dir., The Vineyard Theatre
Paul Cremo – Dramaturg/Director of Opera Commissioning Program, The Metropolitan Opera
Lou Jacob – Director/Chair of the MFA Directing Program at the New School for Drama**
Nigel Redden – Gen. Dir., Spoleto Festival USA/Dir., Lincoln Center Festival
Christian Parker – Assoc. Artistic Dir. at Atlantic Theater Co./Chair, Columbia MFA Theatre Program**

Choreographers
Hope Clarke – Choreographer**

Composers
Sean Patrick Flahaven – Writer/Composer/Orchestrator/Conductor/Producer**
Adam Gwon – Composer/Lyricist**
Tom Kitt – Composer**
Laurence O’Keefe – Composer**

Designers
Paul Gallo – Lighting Designer
Roger Morgan – Lighting Designer/Theatre Designer
Wynn Thomas – Production Designer
Jennifer von Mayrhauser – Costume Designer**
Robin Wagner – Scenic Designer

Directors
Trip Cullman – Director**
Susan H. Schulman – Director/President, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society
Scott Schwartz – Director
Warner Shook – Director**

Critics/Journalists
Corby Kummer – Senior Editor, The Atlantic Magazine

Government Agencies/Non-Profits
Victoria Bailey – Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund**
Jenny Gersten – Executive Director, Friends of the High Line
Sam Gonzalez – Dir. of Operations, Pfizer Medical/Board of Trustees Playwrights Horizons**
Reynold Levy – Former President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Linda Shelton – Executive Dir., Joyce Theater Foundation
Arlene Shuler – President & CEO, New York City Center
Preston Whiteway – Executive Director, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Other Creatives
Roy Harris – Production Stage Manager**
Julie Hughes – Former Casting Director
Sara Lukinson – Documentary Film Producer/Television Writer
Patricia Marx – American Humorist and Writer/Former Television Writer

Other
Veronica Claypool – Arts Management Consultant, Full Circle Management Group/Former GM
Fran Kumin – Consultant – Perf. Arts Organizations/Foundations/University Theatre Programs**
Kate Levin – Cultural Assets Management Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Jim McLaughlin – Former Producer, CBS News
Katherine Oliver – Media and Entertainment Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Tom Watson – Retired Executive-Television Advertising**

Playwrights
Daniel Goldfarb – Playwright / Book writer**

Producers
Ira Bernstein – Former Producer/General Manager/Stage Manager/Casting Director
Edward Strong – Producer**

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