The awards celebrate excellence and achievement for touring Broadway and were announced during the Broadway League’s 2015 Spring Road Conference, a gathering of Broadway tour presenters from across the U.S.
The awards were created in 1992 to "recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft."
"John Kander is a celebrated composer who has created award-winning work for theatre, film, and television," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League in a statement. "Currently a 2015 Tony Award nominee for The Visit, Mr. Kander has given the world some of the great creations of the American musical stage, many of which have toured the country and the world."
Additional awards were presented to Mike Brand (Outstanding Achievement In Presenter Management), Paulette Hopkins (Outstanding Achievement In Road Marketing), Dana Brazil (Outstanding Achievement In Education And Engagement), Temah Higgins (George Macpherson Road Award), in addition to Procter & Gamble, Holly Reeves, and Greg and Rebecca Reid.