Tony Awards unveil 16 new members of nominating committee
Nominations for the Tony Awards are determined by a dedicated group of theater professionals who attend every Broadway opening during the season. Then, they meet as a group and winnow their favorites down to the final contenders for theater's most prestigious prize.
The nominating committe has expanded in recent years and now numbers 42 members who serve revolving three-year terms.
The 16 newest bold-faced names to join are:
Arin Arbus – Associate Artistic Dir., Theatre for a New Audience
Susan Birkenhead - Lyricist
Mark Brokaw – Director/Artistic Director, Yale Institute for Music Theatre
Donald Byrd – Choreographer
Ben Cameron – Program Dir. for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, NY
Mary Schmidt Campbell – Dean, Tisch School of the Arts
John Darnton – Author/Former Cultural Editor, The New York Times
Jacqueline Z. Davis – Executive Dir., The NY Public Library for the P. A. at Lincoln Center
Rick Elice – Playwright
Liza Gennaro – Choreographer
Adam Guettel – Composer/Lyricist
Wendall K. Harrington – Projection Designer/Lecturer
Ann Hould-Ward – Costume Designer
Cheyenne Jackson – Actor
John Leguizamo – Actor/Playwright
Mary-Louise Parker - Actor
John Arnone – Scenic Designer
Victoria Bailey – Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund
Douglas J. Cohen – Composer/Lyricist/Playwright
André de Shields – Actor
Gordon Edelstein – Director/Artistic Director, Long Wharf Theater
Beverly Emmons – Lighting Designer
Bert Fink – Senior V.P. of Communication Imagem USA/R&H: An Imagem Co.
Boyd Gaines – Actor
Michael Greif – Director
Kathryn Grody – Actor/Writer
Susan Hilferty – Costume Designer
Mark Hollmann – Composer/Lyricist
Abe Jacob – Sound Designer
Anne Kauffman – Director
Moisés Kaufman – Director/Playwright/Artistic Director, Tectonic Theater
Todd London – Artistic Director, New Dramatists
Pam MacKinnon – Director
Susan Rice – Playwright/Screenwriter
Mervyn Rothstein – Retired Writer & Editor, The New York Times
Tobie S. Stein – Dir. Graduate Program in Performing Arts and Mgt., Brooklyn College
Rosemarie Tichler – Theatre Educator/Author
Robert Viagas – Playbill Program Director/Editor
Carol Waaser – Retired AEA Official/Company & Stage Manager
Kevin Wade – Playwright/Screenwriter
Tony Walton – Scenic/Costume Designer, Director
Chay Yew – Playwright/Director/Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theater
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