P.T. Barnum Awards

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The P.T. Barnum Awards for Excellence in Entertainment is an annual awards ceremony honoring alumni of Tufts University for their work in the field of media and entertainment. The show alternates between New York City and Los Angeles, respectively titled "From Ballou to Broadway" and "From the Hill to Hollywood."

The award began as a 2005 collaboration of The Hill to Hollywood Network of the Los Angeles Tufts Alliance, the Communications and Media Studies Program (CMS) at Tufts University,[1] the Tufts Department of Drama and Dance,[2] and the Tufts Office of Alumni Relations[3] in celebration of P.T. Barnum’s love of entertainment and creativity, and the desire to honor members of the Tuft's community for their advancement of and success within the media and entertainment industries.

From the Hill to Hollywood 2013[edit]

Award recipients:

  • Coral Hawthorne, producer
  • Christopher Brown, art director and production designer
  • Brian Koppelman, screenwriter and director

Emcee:

From Ballou to Broadway 2012[edit]

From the 2012 P.T. Barnum Awards: From left, author Gregory Maguire (G90), NBC News Producer Marian Porges (J82), dancer and artistic director Betsy Gregory (J73), and actor Jonathan Hadary.

Award recipients:

Emcee:

  • Charles Cermele, producer and performer

From the Hill to Hollywood 2011[edit]

Award recipients:

Emcees:

  • Jeff Greenstein, television writer and producer
  • Jeff Strauss, television writer and producer

From Ballou to Broadway 2010[edit]

Award recipients:

  • Oliver Platt, actor
  • Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern, directors, producers and co-founders, Lookalike Productions
  • Art Bridgman, choreographer, Bridgman/Packer Dance

Emcees:

  • Hank Azaria, actor, director, comedian
  • Joel Bishoff, director

From the Hill to Hollywood 2009[edit]

Jeff and Andrea.
Jeff Greenstein and Andrea Nelson Meigs, 2009 P.T. Barnum Award winners.

Award recipients:

Emcee:

  • Adam Felber, political satirist and radio personality

From Ballou to Broadway 2008[edit]

Albert Berger, Neal Shapiro, Jim Nicola.
Albert Berger, Neal Shapiro, Jim Nicola, 2008 P.T. Barnum Award winners.

Award recipients:

Emcee:

From the Hill to Hollywood 2007[edit]

Award recipients:

From Ballou to Broadway 2006[edit]

Award recipients:

From the Hill to Hollywood 2005[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ase.tufts.edu/cms/
  2. ^ http://ase.tufts.edu/drama-dance/
  3. ^ http://www.tuftsalumni.org