Isabelle Stevenson Award
The Isabelle Stevenson Award is a special non-competitive Tony Award. It is given to "an individual from the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theatre."
The award is named for the late president of the American Theatre Wing, Isabelle Stevenson, and was first presented at the 2009 Tony Awards ceremony. The first recipient was Phyllis Newman, who founded The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors' Fund of America. The second recipient is David Hyde Pierce, recognized "for his work in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease."
- 2009: Phyllis Newman
- Gans, Andrew."Tony Awards to Present Isabelle Stevenson Award in May 2009" playbill.com, October 8, 2008
- Gans, Andrew."Herman, Herz, Newman and Signature Theatre Are 2009 Special Tony Award Winners" playbill.com, May 4, 2009
- Pesner, Ben."Tonys Announce Special Awards and Honors" tonyawards.com, April 21, 2010
- Gans, Andrew.David Hyde Pierce, Marian Seldes, Tom Viola, Alan Ayckbourn Win Special Tony Awards" playbill.com, April 21, 2010
- Gans, Andrew."Athol Fugard, Philip J. Smith, Eve Ensler Win Special Tony Awards" Playbill.com, April 6, 2011
- "Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman & Actors' Equity to Receive Special Tony Awards & Honors" Broadwayworld.com, April 30, 2012
- Hetrick, Adam. "Larry Kramer Is Recipient of 2013 Isabelle Stevenson Award" Playbill.com, April 29, 2013
- Gans, Andrew. "Rosie O'Donnell Is Recipient of the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award" Playbill.com, April 1, 2014