Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards® congratulate the winner and finalists of the 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award! These dedicated professionals discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals.
Thank you to all who told us the story of a theatre educator who makes a difference in students' lives.
Information on the 2017 Education Award, including how to submit a teacher, will be announced this fall. Stay tuned.
Cass Technical High School
Kevin G. Coleman
Director of Education
The Teachers Who Inspire Us
Behind every great performance is inspiration, and behind inspiration is a great teacher.
The Excellence in Theatre Education Award, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University, is presented each year by the Tony Awards. This honor recognizes a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession. Members of the public are invited to submit candidates for this honor. A panel of judges comprised of the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, Carnegie Mellon University and other leaders from the theatre industry selects the winner.
Infornation on submissions for the 2017 award will be available in the fall of 2016.
The 2016 winner, Marilyn McCormick was selected from among finalists across the nation. She received $10,000 for her theatre program, tickets to the Tony Awards and Plaza Hotel Gala for her and a guest, travel to New York for her and a guest, and hotel accommodations. The award finalists were announced on CBS This Morning on June 1, 2016.
Thank you to all who submitted candidates.
The recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Theatre Education Award was Corey Mitchell, Theater Arts Teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C.