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New York, New York (April 24, 2013) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year’s recipients of 2013 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Eve Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, on Saturday, June 8th. The 2013 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 9th on CBS, and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. This year’s Tony Honors will be presented to:
“We are truly ecstatic to announce this year’s recipients of the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. Career Transition for Dancers, Bill Craver, Peter Lawrence and The Lost Colony are all exceptional members of the theatre community – and more than that, they are part of the fabric of American theatre history,” said Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing.
"The Tony Eve Cocktail Party is the kick-off celebration to the Tony Awards. It gives us a chance to pay homage to the best of Broadway – both those on-stage and off – as well as to the members of the community who help bring magic to the stage each and every night,” said Charlotte St Martin, Executive Director, The Broadway League.
The Tony Award Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 30th and can be viewed LIVE in their entirety at www.TonyAwards.com. Follow the Tony Awards on Twitter for real-time updates on the nominees as they are announced (Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards).
The 67th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 9, 2013. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Twitter. #TONYAWARDS
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About the Tony Awards
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is Executive Director. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2013 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2013 Tony Awards.
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