About the Tony Awards

Administration

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 awards ceremony's first national telecast.

The Broadway League
American Theatre Wing

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

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
 

ALTERNATES

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

2017-2018 TONY AWARDS® NOMINATING COMMITTEE

As of 9/19/2017

Bob Alwine
Associate Producer, Goodspeed Musicals
Adrian Bailey
Actor
Victoria Bailey
Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund
Milly Barranger
Author/Educator
Suzy Benzinger
Costume Designer
Luis Castro
Media and Entertainment Executive, Producer
Dawn Chiang
Lighting Designer
Hope Clarke
Choreographer
Trip Cullman
Director
Patricia Cruz
Executive Director, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Carmen de Lavallade
Choreographer
Edgar Dobie
Executive Producer, Arena Stage, Washington, DC
Judith Dolan
Costume Designer
Scott Elliott
Director/Artistic Director, The New Group
Tim Federle
Novelist, Playwright
Peter Jay Fernandez
Actor/Educator
Anna Glass
Executive Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Daniel Goldfarb
Playwright, Bookwriter
Sam Gonzalez
Director of Operations, Pfizer Medical/Board of Trustees, Playwrights Horizons
Mason Granger
Director of Grants, Hearst Foundation
Adam Gwon
Composer, Lyricist
Katori Hall
Playwright
Roy Harris
Production Stage Manager
Peter Hedges
Writer
Mara Isaacs
Founder and Director, Octopus Theatricals, LLC
Lou Jacob
Director
Michael Kantor
Executive Producer, American Masters
Anne Keefe
Associate Artist, Westport Country Playhouse
Celia Keenan-Bolger
Actor
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg
Scenic Designer
Fran Kumin
Consultant, Performing Arts Organizations, Foundations, University Theatre Programs
Michael John LaChiusa
Composer, Lyricist, Librettist
Tony Meola
Sound Designer
Jessica Molaskey
Actor
Sheila Nevins
President, HBO Documentary Films
Laurence O’Keefe
Composer, Lyricist, Bookwriter
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director, Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paul Rudnick
Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist
Don Scardino
Director, Actor
Mikki Shepard
Executive Producer, The Apollo Theatre
Warner Shook
Director
Randy Skinner
Director, Choreographer
Ellen Sorrin
Director, The George Balanchine Trust
Jessica Stone
Actor, Director
Edward Strong
Producer
Jose Antonio Vargas
Journalist, Filmmaker, Founder of Define American
Jennifer von Mayrhauser
Costume Designer
Tom Watson
Retired Executive, Television Advertising
Evan Yionoulis
Director
 
 

WHO'S WHO AT TONY AWARD PRODUCTIONS

"The 2017 Tony Awards" Broadcast on CBS
Executive Producers: White Cherry Entertainment, Ricky Kirshner, Glenn Weiss

David Henry Hwang
Chair, 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

STAFF

Carl Levin
Tony Awards Business and Operations Manager
212-765-0606 x500
Shawn Purdy, Slate PR
Tony Awards Press Representative
212.235.6813
Jean Kroeper Murphy, The Broadway League
Senior Manager, Tony Awards Administration
212.764.1122
Joanna Sheehan Bell, The American Theatre Wing
Tony Awards Licensing and Clearances
212.765.0606 x310
Ben Pesner
Digital Content Producer
212.764.1122
Christine Giordano, The Broadway League
Partnerships Manager
212.764.1122
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Tony Awards welcomes event/program sponsorships and other corporate partnership opportunities. Please direct your inquiries to Partnerships Manager Christine Giordano at (212) 764-1122. For general questions, please contact Jean Kroeper Murphy, as above.
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