The honor will be presented during SMA's annual holiday celebration at Hurley's Saloon in Midtown Manhattan.
Described as the "crowning achievement of a stage manager's career," the Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award recipients possess "the finest qualities of Stage Management: patience, diplomacy, organization and a sense of humor."
SMA chairman Jon Goldman told Playbill.com, "The SMA continues our tradition of recognizing those stage managers who have, through a lifetime of work, contributed beyond measure to the theatre community. We have chosen three very deserving stage managers this year to receive the Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, and I feel great pride that I am able to call them my colleagues."
Randolph, a 30-year Broadway veteran stage manager, died in March 2011. Her numerous productions included Curtains, Passion, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Follies in Concert at Avery Fisher Hall. She stage managed eight Broadway productions for legendary producer-director Hal Prince.
Zweigbaum's stage managed the original Broadway productions of Shenandoah, 42nd Street, Me and My Girl, City of Angels and was associate director for Crazy for You, The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Drummond has served as the stage manager at Chicago's Tony Award-winning Goodman Theatre since 1974. He also teaches stage management at Roosevelt University.
Now in its 30th year, the Stage Managers' Association is a professional association created by and for stage managers. More than 500 members are represented.