MTC's Lynne Meadow Honored With Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement

News   MTC's Lynne Meadow Honored With Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement Lynne Meadow, artistic director of Manhattan Theatre Club, the company that produced the 2011 Tony Award-nominated play Good People, will receive a Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement June 6 in New York City.

Lynne Meadow
Lynne Meadow (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Named for playwright Lillian Hellman, the Lilly Awards were created in 2010 to "celebrate the work of outstanding, successful and up-and-coming women playwrights, directors, designers and advocates for the work of women in the theatre."

The Lilly Awards will be presented by Julia Jordan, Theresa Rebeck, Marsha Norman, Tim Sanford, Gary Garrison, the Committee for Recognizing Women in Theatre and the Dramatists Guild.

This year, Meadow also received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Lucille Lortel Awards for her lifetime of producing and directing new work Off-Broadway.

Meadow has been MTC's artistic director since 1972 and has accepted major theatrical awards on behalf of the company including Tonys, Obies, Lortels and Drama Desk Awards. She has also directed plays on Broadway including Collected Stories, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, A Small Family Business and The Loman Family Picnic.

Next season she will produce the world premieres of Zoe Kazan's new play We Live Here, Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space (starring Tony winner David Hyde Pierce under the direction of Leigh Silverman), and David Auburn's The Columnist.