Regional Theatre Tony Award

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Regional Theatre Tony Award
Awarded forRegional Theatre Tony Award
LocationUnited States New York City
Presented byAmerican Theatre Wing The Broadway League
Currently held byTheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, California (2019)
WebsiteTonyAwards.com

The Regional Theatre Tony Award is a special recognition Tony Award given annually to a regional theater company in the United States. The winner is recommended by a committee of drama critics.

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]

1940s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
1948
2nd Tony Awards
Barter Theatre Abingdon Virginia [5]

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".[6]
1977
31st Tony Awards
Mark Taper Forum Los Angeles California
1978
32nd Tony Awards
Long Wharf Theatre New Haven Connecticut
1979
33rd Tony Awards
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco California

1980s[edit]

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

1990s[edit]

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

2000s[edit]

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

2010s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
2010
64th Tony Awards
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Waterford Connecticut
2011
65th Tony Awards
Lookingglass Theatre Company Chicago Illinois
2012
66th Tony Awards
Shakespeare Theatre Company Washington D.C.
2013
67th Tony Awards
Huntington Theatre Company Boston Massachusetts [7]
2014
68th Tony Awards
Signature Theatre Company New York City New York This is the first Manhattan-based theatre company to receive the award.[8]
2015
69th Tony Awards
Cleveland Play House Cleveland Ohio
2016
70th Tony Awards
Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn New Jersey [9]
2017
71st Tony Awards
Dallas Theater Center Dallas Texas [10]
2018
72nd Tony Awards
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club New York City New York
2019
73rd Tony Awards
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Palo Alto California [11]

2020s[edit]

Year Theatre City State Notes
2020 Cancelled
2021
74th Tony Awards
None
2022
75th Tony Awards
Court Theatre Chicago Illinois [12]

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. ^ [https://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/history/pastwinners/tonys_results.html?lname=regional+theatre?, Tony Awards History - Search Past Winners, tonyawards.com, accessed 5 March 2019
  6. ^ "Tony Awards, 1976" broadwayworld.com, accessed April 9, 2011
  7. ^ "Huntington Theatre Company wins Tony for regional theater" bostonglobe.com, accessed April 29, 2013
  8. ^ Gans, Andrew. "New York's Signature Theatre Will Receive 2014 Regional Theatre Tony Award" playbill.com, April 28, 2014
  9. ^ "Paper Mill Playhouse Named Recipient of Regional Theatre Tony Award | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2016-05-02.
  10. ^ "Dallas Theater Center Receives the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  11. ^ "TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Receive 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  12. ^ Jones, Chris (May 18, 2022). "Court Theatre in Hyde Park Wins Regional Theatre Tony Award". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 18, 2022.

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