About the Tony Awards


The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® are presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The two organizations have jointly administered the Tonys since 1967, the year of the first Tony telecast.

The Broadway League
American Theatre Wing


The Tony Awards Management Committee is made up of representatives of the League and the Wing. It oversees the Tony Awards, with emphasis on the television broadcast.

Mark Abrahams
Kristin Caskey
Dale Cendali
Ted Chapin
Sondra Gilman
Heather Hitchens
William Ivey Long
Jordan Roth
Charlotte St. Martin
Scott Sanders
Nick Scandalios
Howard Stringer
Tom Viertel
Bob Wankel
Barry Weissler
Pamela Zilly


The Tony Awards Administration Committee is comprised of 24 members, of whom 10 are designated by the Wing, 10 by the League, and one each by the Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. This committee determines eligibility for nominations in all awards categories and reviews the rules governing the awards. It may, at its discretion, bestow non-competitive Tony Awards including Special Tony Awards, the Regional Theatre Tony Award, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award; as well as Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.

Emanuel Azenberg
Ted Chapin
Michael David
Cecilia Friederichs
Sue Frost
Heather Hitchens
David Henry Hwang
Natasha Katz
Paul Libin
William Ivey Long
John Lyons
Mary McColl
Kevin McCollum
James L. Nederlander
Enid Nemy
Laura Penn
Michael Price
Judith O. Rubin
Charlotte St. Martin
Peter Schneider
Thomas Schumacher
Ralph Sevush
Philip Smith
David Stone


Ken Billington
Patricia Crown
Alan Eisenberg
Gary Garrison
John Gore
Barry Grove
Todd Haimes
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins
Kenny Leon
Edward Pierce
Emilio Sosa
Stuart Thompson
Robert Wankel
Michael Wilson


As of 5/2/2016

Douglas Aibel
Artistic Director, The Vineyard Theatre
Adrian Bailey
Victoria Bailey
Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund
Ira Bernstein
Former producer/general manager/stage manager/casting director
Hope Clarke
Veronica Claypool
Arts Management Consultant, Full Circle Management Group/former GM
Paul Cremo
Dramaturg/Director of Opera Commissioning Program, The Metropolitan Opera
Trip Cullman
Harvey Evans
Sean Patrick Flahaven
Paul Gallo
Lighting designer
Kent Gash
Director/Founding Director, NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway
Jenny Gersten
Former Executive Director, Friends of the High Line
Daniel Goldfarb
Sam Gonzalez
Director of Operations, Pfizer Medical/Board of Trustees, Playwrights Horizons
Adam Gwon
Roy Harris
Production stage manager
Julie Hughes
Former casting director
Lou Jacob
Director/Chair of the MFA Directing Program, New School for Drama
Tom Kitt
Corby Kummer
Senior Editor, The Atlantic Magazine
Fran Kumin
Consultant - performing arts organizations/foundations/university theatre programs
Kate Levin
Cultural Assets Management Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Reynold Levy
Former President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Sara Lukinson
Documentary film producer/television writer
Patricia Marx
American humorist and writer/former television writer
Marsha Mason
Jim McLaughlin
Former producer, CBS News/TV feature and documentary producer
Debra Monk
Roger Morgan
Lighting designer/theatre designer
Laurence O’Keefe
Katherine Oliver
Media and Technology Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Christian Parker
Chair, Graduate Theatre Program, Columbia University
Paige Price
Actor/1st Vice President of AEA/Executive Artistic Director, Theatre Aspen
Ravi S. Rajan
Dean, School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase
Nigel Redden
General Director, Spoleto Festival USA/Director, Lincoln Center Festival
Susan H. Schulman
Director/President, Stage Directors and Choreographers
Scott Schwartz
Linda Shelton
Executive Director, Joyce Theater Foundation
Warner Shook
Arlene Shuler
President & CEO, New York City Center
Edward Strong
Wynn Thomas
Production designer
Jennifer von Mayrhauser
Costume designer
Robin Wagner
Scenic designer
Tom Watson
Retired television advertising executive
Preston Whiteway
Executive Director, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center


"The 2016 Tony Awards" Broadcast on CBS
Executive Producers: White Cherry Entertainment, Ricky Kirshner, Glenn Weiss

William Ivey Long
Chairman, American Theatre Wing
Heather A. Hitchens
President & CEO, American Theatre Wing
Robert E. Wankel
Chairman, The Broadway League
Charlotte St. Martin
President, The Broadway League


Carl Levin
Tony Awards Business and Operations Manager
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Shawn Purdy, Slate PR
Tony Awards Press Representative
Jean Kroeper Murphy, The Broadway League
Senior Manager, Tony Awards Administration
Joanna Sheehan Bell, The American Theatre Wing
Tony Awards Licensing and Clearances
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Nick Pramik, Spotco
Director of Marketing
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Jan Friedlander Svendsen, The Broadway League
Tony Awards® Partnerships and Business Development
Ben Pesner
Digital Content Producer
Christine Giordano, The Broadway League
Partnerships Manager
The Tony Awards welcomes event/program sponsorships and other corporate partnership opportunities. Please direct your inquiries to Director of Partnerships Jan Friedlander Svendsen or Partnerships Manager Christine Giordano at (212) 764-1122. For general questions, please contact Jean Kroeper Murphy, as above.