On the heels of the Golden Globe Awards — a mix of talent, glamour and, this year, sobering support against terrorist attacks in Paris — comes an announcement of particular interest to teachers about this year’s Tony Awards. We know that teachers impact students’ lives, and successful actors, writers and directors often acknowledge them at awards ceremonies and in interviews.
Now Carnegie Mellon University has announced a new Tony Award to be given annually to a theater teacher who has made a “monumental impact” on students’ lives. Through March 31, anyone can nominate a teacher for the new Excellence in Theater Education Award. Nominees must be current teachers at an accredited elementary, middle or high school or community theater organization in the United States. College professors and retired teachers are not eligible. A panel of judges from the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, Carnegie Mellon officials and theater industry executives will choose the winner who will be awarded onstage at the Tony ceremony in June.
Nominations can be made at the official website of the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards.
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