Today the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League, who jointly present the Tony Awards, announced that they will go forward with an online ceremony this fall. The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award, which was founded by the American Theatre Wing in 1947, is bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. Eligibility and a presentation date will be announced soon. The American Theatre Wing press release notes:
“Though unprecedented events cut the 2019-2020 Broadway season short, it was a year full of extraordinary work that deserves to be recognized,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President & CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “We are thrilled not only to have found a way to properly celebrate our artists’ incredible achievements this season, but also to be able to uplift the entire theatre community and show the world what makes our Broadway family so special at this difficult time. The show must go on, no matter what – and it will.”
Our own Ed McCarthy has received his fifth Emmy nomination! Ed was part of the lighting team for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. The team’s work has been nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special. Ed’s previous nominations were for lighting of the Tony Awards in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Congratulations, Ed!
Lux Life Magazine has awarded Studio T+L “Best Theatre Planning and Design Company in New York” for 2019.
Our own Ed McCarthy has received his third Emmy nomination! Ed was part of the lighting team for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The team’s work has been nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special. Ed’s previous nominations were for lighting of the Tony Awards in 2017 and 2014. Congratulations, Ed!
Our friend and classmate David Zinn designed the costumes and scenery for “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.” David’s designs have been nominated for Tony Awards, and his costumes were profiled in Friday’s New York Times. Congratulations David!