Special Tony Award category includes the Lifetime Achievement Award and Special Tony Award. These are non-competitive honorary awards, and the titles have changed over the years. The Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre is to "honor an individual for the body of his or her work." (The [1 ] Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event was a competitive award, given from 2001 to 2009.) Another non-competitive Tony award is the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, to "recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations that do not fit into any of the competitive categories." [1 ]
Special Award winners [ edit ]
Sources: 1947–1994 Special Awards, BroadwayWorld
1976–1980; 1997–2010 Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, BroadwayWorld [2 ] Tony Awards, Special Tony Award, 1947–present [3 ] [4 ]
Rosalind Gilder Contribution To Theatre Through A Publication for Editor, Theatre Arts
Vera Allen Distinguished Wing Volunteer Worker Through The War And After Experimental Theatre Inc., For Experiment In Theatre,
John Garfield Accepted The Cast of
Outstanding Foreign Company The Importance of Being Earnest
June Lockhart For Love or Money Outstanding Performance By Newcomers
James Whitmore Command Decision Outstanding Performance By Newcomers
Robert W. Dowling Progressive Theatre Operators to President of City Investing Company,
Paul Beisman Progressive Theatre Operators to Operator of the American Theatre, St. Louis George Pierce for twenty-five years of courteous and efficient service as a backstage doorman (Empire Theatre)
Mary Martin Spreading Theatre To The Country While The Originals Perform In New York Annie Get Your Gun
Joe E. Brown Spreading Theatre To The Country While The Originals Perform In New York Harvey
Maurice Evans—special recognition for guiding the City Center Theatre Company through a highly successful season. Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt presented a special award to volunteer worker Philip Faversham of the American Theatre Wing's hospital program, representing those workers who had performed hospital volunteer work outside of New York.
Brock Pemberton founder of awards and its original chairman (posthumous)
Ruth Green for her services as a volunteer in arranging reservation and seating for the five Tony Awards.
Judy Garland for an important contribution to the revival of vaudeville through her recent stint at the Palace Theatre.
Edward Kook for his contributing to and encouraging the development of stage lighting and electronics.
Charles Boyer for distinguished performance in Don Juan in Hell, thereby assisting in a new theatre trend.
John Gielgud for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare as demonstrated in his one-man play, Ages of Man.
Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse for a collaboration that lasted longer than Gilbert and Sullivan. Cast of
( La Plume de Ma Tante Pamela Austin, Colette Brosset, Roger Caccia, Yvonne Constant, Genevieve Coulombel, Robert Dhery, Michael Kent, Jean Lefevre, Jacques Legras, Michael Modo, Pierre Olaf, Nicole Parent, Ross Parker, Henri Pennec), for contribution to the theatre.
Elliot Norton drama critic, for distinguished theatrical commentary.
Ingram Ash president of Blaine-Thompson Advertising, for decades of devoted service to the theatre.
Playbill for chronicling Broadway through the years.
Roger L. Stevens
Al Hirschfeld For 50 years of theatrical cartoons (Theatre Award '75)
Irving Berlin - Lawrence Langner Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre Charles Moss and
Stan Dragoti To the creators (of Wells, Rich, Greene, Inc.) of the I Love New York Broadway Show Tours and its sponsor, the New York State Department of Commerce. (Theatre Award '78)
Source:Internet Broadway Database
BroadwayWorld Tony Database [6 ] [7 ]
Carol Channing Lifetime Achievement Harvey Sabinson, (retiring as executive director of the League of American Theaters and Producers after 50 years in the theater) Lifetime Achievement
National Endowment for the Arts, accepted by
Jane Alexander (Tony Honor)
Edward E. Colton Lifetime Achievement
Ben Edwards Lifetime Achievement
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See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "The Award Categories" tonyawards.com, accessed April 7, 2011
^ "Special Tony Awards Tony Award Winners". Broadway World. 2008 . Retrieved . 2008-08-17
^ Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre" broadwayworld.com, accessed April 7, 2011
^ "Special Tony Award" Tony Awards, accessed April 7, 2011
^ "First Night Fever". Time. 30 January 1939 . Retrieved . 2008-08-17
^ a b c Tony Award® for Tony Honor" Internet Broadway Database, accessed April 7, 2011
^ Tony Database broadwayworld.com, accessed April 9, 2011
^ 1993 "Tony Awards" infoplease.com, accessed April 10, 2011
^ Kuchwara, Michael. "'Passion' and 'Beauty and the Beast' Compete for Top Tony Awards", Associated Press Worldstream, June 13, 1994
^ Campbell, Mary. "'Sunset Boulevard' Dominates Tony Awards", The Associated Press, June 5, 1995
^ Lefkowitz, David. "The 1997 Tony Nominations" playbill.com, May 5, 1997
^ "1998 Tony Award Winners" broadwayworld.com, accessed April 9, 2011
^ 1999 Internet Broadway Database, accessed April 7, 2011
^ Lefkowitz, David; Simonson, Robert. "Tonys" playbill.com, Jun 7, 1999
^ Lefkowitz, David; McBride, Murdoch; Simonson, Robert. "Contact And Copenhagen Win Top 1999-2000 Tony Award" June 5, 2000
^ Lefkowitz, David. "Tomlin Allen and Edna to Be Tony Award Presenters June 3" playbill.com, May 21, 2001
^ Gans, Andrew. Tony Web Perks: Streep & Miller Present Special Tony Awards at 7:30PM June 2" playbill.com, May 31, 2002
^ Jones, Kenneth. Just the Facts: List of 2003 Tony Award Winners" playbill.com, June 9, 2003
^ Gans, Andrew. "58th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards Presented June 6" playbill.com, June 2994
^ Gans, Andrew. "2004-2005 Tony Nominations Announced" playbill.com, May 10, 2005
^ Gans, Andrew. "2005-2006 Tony Nominations Announced; Drowsy Leads Pack With 13 Noms" playbill.com, May 16, 2006
^ Jones, Kenneth. August, South Pacific, In the Heights, Boeing-Boeing, LuPone Are Tony Winners" playbill.com, June 15, 2008
^ News Desk. "Tony Award Honorees For Non-Competitive Categories, 2009" broadwayworld.com, May 8, 2009
^ Cohen, Patricia. "Ayckbourn And Seldes Are Early Tony Winners" The New York Times, April 23, 2010
^ Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman & Actors' Equity to Receive Special Tony Awards & Honors
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