Playbill Poll: Readers Pick New Categories for Tony Awards

By Carey Purcell
07 Jun 2013



Casting director Bernard Telsey

BEST CASTING, BEST PROJECTION DESIGN

RaeAGray: new category: best casting direction. An award for the casting directors that find all the people that make up the casts.

This suggestion showed even more love for the people who keep things moving smoothy behind the scenes.

darrenled: Technology in the theatre. It is 2013. Projection Design?
Roger Gindi: I think Projection Design. Not as a separate award, but the producers should get to pick whether their projections are considered part of the set or light.

Maybe instead of a trophy, the award could be the latest high-tech Apple product.

Honorable mentions included Best Stage Manager, Best Fan of a Musical, Best Comedy, Best Dance/Opera, Most Promising Newcomer, and Best Jazz hands.