***Submissions Now Closed***
Thank you to all who told us the story of a theatre educator who makes a difference in students' lives!
The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University are looking for the teachers who create the next generation of theatre artists through the Excellence in Theatre Education Award program. These are dedicated professionals who discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them, and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals.
Behind every great performance is inspiration, and behind inspiration is a great teacher. We want to know what educators inspired you through theatre. Tell us the story of your teacher, and they could be selected as the winner of this year's Excellence in Theatre Education Award.
The eligible candidates submitted by members of the general public will be screened and vetted by a panel of judges from The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University. The award finalists will be announced in the spring.
The 2016 winner will 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 at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016.
Give the ultimate thank-you to the teacher who inspired you by proposing him or her for the Award!
The deadline for submissions for the 2016 award has past. The winner will be honored on the 2016 Tony Awards telecast on June 12.
Members of the public were invited to submit candidates for the Education Award. Your candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Submissions were accepted from students (for a current/past teacher) or from other individuals (submit a teacher you know as a candidate for the award).
For an educator to be considered a candidate for the award, you must submit the following materials by 11:59p.m. ET on March 7, 2016:
The deadline for all application materials including letters of recommendation was 11:59 p.m. on March 7, 2016.
Re-submitting Candidates from 2015
If you proposed a candidate in 2015, you may resubmit that educator this year and we will consider him or her for the award. Please note:
Questions? Visit our Award FAQ page.
If you have additional specific questions, please email us - educationaward (at) TonyAwards.com.