Regional Theatre Tony Award

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Regional Theatre Tony Award
Awarded for Regional Theatre Tony Award
Location United States New York City
Country United States of America
Presented by American Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held by Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey (2016)
Official website TonyAwards.com

The Regional Theatre Tony Award is a special non-competitive Tony Award given annually to a regional theatre company in the United States.

Background[edit]

Initially presented in 1948 to Robert Porterfield of the Virginia Barter Theatre for their Contribution To Development Of Regional Theatre,[1] the Regional Theatre awards were next presented starting in 1976.[2] The award is "based on a recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association", and includes a grant of $25,000.[3] As the American Theatre Critics Association has noted, no theater has won the award more than once, "testifying to the growing strength of professional theater nationwide."[2] One of the objects of the award is promoting what often amounts to the incubators of new productions.

In June 2013, the Tony Awards Administration Committee stated that effective with the 2013-14 season, "New York-based theatre companies will be eligible to receive the Regional Theatre Award." The Broadway League and American Theatre Wing, in a joint statement, explained: "New York has some of the most prestigious and creative theatre groups in the country and we are thrilled to include the New York theatre community in this category."[4]

Award winners[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
1976
30th Tony Awards
Arena Stage Washington D.C. "This award takes note of the company's balanced program of distinguished revivals and a broad spectrum of new works and American premieres of important foreign plays".[5]
1977
31st Tony Awards
Mark Taper Forum Los Angeles California N/A
1978
32nd Tony Awards
Long Wharf Theatre New Haven Connecticut N/A
1979
33rd Tony Awards
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco California N/A

1980s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
1980
34th Tony Awards
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville Kentucky N/A
1981
35th Tony Awards
Trinity Repertory Company Providence Rhode Island N/A
1982
36th Tony Awards
Guthrie Theater Minneapolis Minnesota N/A
1983
37th Tony Awards
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Ashland Oregon N/A
1984
38th Tony Awards
Old Globe Theatre San Diego California N/A
1985
39th Tony Awards
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago Illinois N/A
1986
40th Tony Awards
American Repertory Theater Cambridge Massachusetts N/A
1987
41st Tony Awards
San Francisco Mime Troupe San Francisco California N/A
1988
42nd Tony Awards
South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa California N/A
1989
43rd Tony Awards
Hartford Stage Hartford Connecticut N/A

1990s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
1990
44th Tony Awards
Seattle Repertory Theatre Seattle Washington N/A
1991
45th Tony Awards
Yale Repertory Theatre New Haven Connecticut N/A
1992
46th Tony Awards
Goodman Theatre Chicago Illinois N/A
1993
47th Tony Awards
La Jolla Playhouse San Diego California N/A
1994
48th Tony Awards
McCarter Theatre Princeton New Jersey N/A
1995
49th Tony Awards
Goodspeed Opera House East Haddam Connecticut N/A
1996
50th Tony Awards
Alley Theatre Houston Texas N/A
1997
51st Tony Awards
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Berkeley California N/A
1998
52nd Tony Awards
Denver Center Theatre Company Denver Colorado N/A
1999
53rd Tony Awards
Crossroads Theatre New Brunswick New Jersey N/A

2000s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
2000
54th Tony Awards
Utah Shakespearean Festival Cedar City Utah N/A
2001
55th Tony Awards
Victory Gardens Theater Chicago Illinois N/A
2002
56th Tony Awards
Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown Massachusetts N/A
2003
57th Tony Awards
Children's Theatre Company Minneapolis Minnesota N/A
2004
58th Tony Awards
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Cincinnati Ohio N/A
2005
59th Tony Awards
Theatre de la Jeune Lune Minneapolis Minnesota N/A
2006
60th Tony Awards
Intiman Playhouse Seattle Washington N/A
2007
61st Tony Awards
Alliance Theatre Atlanta Georgia N/A
2008
62nd Tony Awards
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago Illinois N/A
2009
63rd Tony Awards
Signature Theatre Arlington County Virginia N/A

2010s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
2010
64th Tony Awards
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Waterford Connecticut N/A
2011
65th Tony Awards
Lookingglass Theatre Company Chicago Illinois N/A
2012
66th Tony Awards
Shakespeare Theatre Company Washington D.C. N/A
2013
67th Tony Awards
Huntington Theatre Company Boston Massachusetts [6]
2014
68th Tony Awards
Signature Theatre Company New York City New York This is the first Manhattan-based theatre company to receive the award.[7]
2015
69th Tony Awards
Cleveland Play House Cleveland Ohio N/A
2016
70th Tony Awards
Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn New Jersey [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Awards, 1948" broadwayworld.com, accessed April 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b "Tony Award history" americantheatrecritics.org, accessed April 10, 2011
  3. ^ FAQ-How is the award for regional theatre determined?" tonyawards.com, accessed April 10, 2011
  4. ^ Gans, Andrew. New York Theatres Are Now Eligible to Receive Regional Theatre Tony Award" Playbill, June 13, 2013
  5. ^ "Tony Awards, 1976" broadwayworld.com, accessed April 9, 2011
  6. ^ "Huntington Theatre Company wins Tony for regional theater" bostonglobe.com, accessed April 29, 2013
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew. "New York's Signature Theatre Will Receive 2014 Regional Theatre Tony Award" playbill.com, April 28, 2014
  8. ^ "Paper Mill Playhouse Named Recipient of Regional Theatre Tony Award | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2016-05-02. 

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