The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced April 30 that two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award and Special Tony Awards will be presented to Actors’ Equity Association and to Tony winner Hugh Jackman.
These awards will be presented at the 2012 Tony Awards June 10.
The Isabelle Stevenson Award, according to the Tony Awards, recognizes an "individual from the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theatre." Peters founded Broadway Barks!, along with Mary Tyler Moore, as a program to promote the adoption of shelter animals. Peters has also written two children’s books to benefit the charity – "Broadway Barks" and "Stella is A Star." Additionally, Peters works with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Standing Tall and Actors Fund of America.
Actors’ Equity Association will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning in June.
Jackman is being honored for his "contributions to the Broadway community, both as a performer and humanitarian; his tireless dedication to charitable works of many types; and his personal generosity of spirit."
Tony nominations will be announced May 1.
The 66th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on the CBS television network June 10.
The 2012 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. For more information visit www.TonyAwards.com.
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