2010-2011 Tony Nominating Committee Includes De Shields, Edelstein, Greif, Kaufman and More

By Andrew Gans
19 Jul 2010

André De Shields
André De Shields
Photo by Lia Chang

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced the Nominating Committee for the 2010-2011 Broadway season July 19.

The Nominating Committee, according to press notes, "attends all productions during the Broadway season and meets on the date designated by the Administration Committee to determine, by vote, the Tony Award nominees for that season."

The committee of 30 Tony nominators includes:

*Victoria Bailey – Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund
David Caddick – Music Supervisor
Ben Cameron – Program Director for the Arts – Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Kathleen Chalfant – Actor
Hope Clarke – Stage Director/Choreographer/Actor
Thomas Cott – Producer/Management Consultant
*André De Shields – Actor
Edgar Dobie – Producer/General Manager/Managing Director, Arena Stage Washington, DC
*Gordon Edelstein – Director/Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre
*Beverly Emmons – Lighting Designer
*Michael Greif – Director
Paulette Haupt – Director of the Music Theatre Conference at The O’Neill Center
*Mark Hollmann – Composer/Lyricist
Elena K. Holy – Founder – The International Fringe Festival
Robert Kamlot – Retired General Manager
*Moisés Kaufman – Director/Playwright/Artistic Director, Tectonic Theater
Robert Kimball – Author
Pia Lindström – Former Reporter/Theatre Critic
*Todd London – Artistic Director, New Dramatists
Donna McKechnie – Actor/Choreographer
Jon Nakagawa – Producer of Contemporary Programming – Lincoln Center
Alice Playten – Actor
Theresa Rebeck – Playwright
Susan H. Schulman – Director
*Rosemarie Tichler – Theatre Executive, Educator/Casting Director
Tamara Tunie – Actor/Producer
William Tynan – Actor/Reporter
*Kevin Wade – Playwright/Screenwriter
Doug Wright – Playwright/Screenwriter
Andrew Zerman – Retired Casting Director



*New Nominating Committee members

The 2011 American Theatre Wing's Tonys Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Paul Libin is chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is executive director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is chairman and Howard Sherman is executive director.

For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the general managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are executive producers of the 2011 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as director of the 2011 Tony Awards.