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 Film 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. The 2015 P.T. Barnum Awards expanded the ceremony's focus to include celebrating younger, up-and-coming Tufts alumni working in these industries through the inaugural P.T. Barnum Awards Young Alumni Showcase.

The 14th annual P.T. Barnum Awards will be held in New York City in June, 2018.

From the Hill to Hollywood 2017[edit]

Award recipients:

  • Julie Dubiner, dramaturg
  • Deke Sharon, vocal producer, arranger, and vocalist for Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off and Pitch Slapped
  • Joel Bishoff, DIrecotr, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
  • Justine Shapiro, Documentary filmmaker and travel television host

Keynote:

  • Henry Azaria

From Ballou to Broadway 2016[edit]

Young Alumni Showcase:

  • Allison Benko, director, and Grace Oberhofer, composer
  • Broken Box Mime Theater
  • Andrew Mulherkar and Jason Yeager, jazz musicians
  • J. Faye Yuan, screenwriter and interactive documentarian

Emcees:

  • Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern of Lookalike Productions

From the Hill to Hollywood 2015[edit]

Keynote:

Young Alumni Showcase:

  • Noam Ash and Austin Bening, creators of the web TV series My Gay Roommate
  • Madeline Blue, actor
  • Elyssa Dru Rosenberg, choreographer
  • Brett Weiner, screenwriter, producer, and cofounder of Screen Junkies

From Ballou to Broadway 2014[edit]

Award recipients:

Emcee:

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]

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]

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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