Each spring the Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University invite theatre lovers to tell the story of extraordinary theatre teachers who have made a difference in their lives, and the lives of others. These educators discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them, and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals. Students, parents, and other members of the public may submit candidates for the 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award, which honors active K-12 theatre educator in the US.
The winning teacher will receive the Award at the 70th annual Tony Awards on June 12, and be acknowledged on the CBS telecast. The winner will also receive a cash prize for his or her school, a flight to New York City, hotel accommodations and a pair of tickets to the Tony Awards Ceremony and Gala. Additionally, a select number of finalists will each receive $1,000 for their schools, a flight for one to New York City, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the Tony Awards Nominee Luncheon.
To submit a candidate, visit TonyAwards.com/educationaward. Candidates will be screened and vetted by a panel of judges from The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University. The finalists will be announced in the spring.
Honor the people who inspire new generations of theatre artists—tell the story of a remarkable teacher today! Visit TonyAwards.com/educationaward for details. Deadline for all application materials: February 29, 2016