2013-14 Tony Nominating Committee Announced; Marsha Mason, Dick Latessa, Stephen Karam Among New Members

By Andrew Gans
July 15, 2013

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced July 15 the Nominating Committee for the 2013-14 Broadway season.



The Nominating Committee 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 Tony nominators, which has been expanded to 46 members for the 2013-14 season, includes the following:

Douglas Aibel – Artistic Dir., The Vineyard Theatre*
Arin Arbus – Associate Artistic Dir., Theatre for a New Audience
John Arnone – Scenic Designer
Ira Bernstein – Former Producer/General Manager/Stage Manager*
Susan Birkenhead- Lyricist
Mark Brokaw – Artistic Dir., Yale Institute for Music Theatre/Director
Donald Byrd – Choreographer
Ben Cameron – Program Dir. for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, NY
Mary Schmidt Campbell – Dean, Tisch School of the Arts
Veronica Claypool – Arts Management Consultant, Full Circle Management* Group/Former GM
Douglas J. Cohen – Composer/Lyricist/Playwright
Ida Cole – Founding Dir., Seattle Theatre Group*
John Darnton – Former Cultural Editor, The New York Times
Jacqueline Z. Davis – Executive Dir., The NY Public Library for the P. A. at Lincoln Center
Rick Elice – Playwright
Boyd Gaines – Actor
Kent Gash – Director/Founding Dir., of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway*
Liza Gennaro – Choreographer
Kathryn Grody – Actor/Writer
Adam Guettel – Composer/Lyricist
Wendall K. Harrington – Projection Designer/Lecturer
Susan Hilferty – Costume Designer
Philip Himberg – Producing Artistic Dir., Sundance Institute Theatre Program*
Ann Hould-Ward – Costume Designer
Julie Hughes – Former Casting Director*
Cheyenne Jackson - Actor
Abe Jacob – Sound Designer
Stephen Karam – Playwright*
Anne Kauffman – Director
Corby Kummer – Senior Editor, The Atlantic Magazine*
Dick Latessa – Actor*
John Leguizamo – Actor/Playwright
Sara Lukinson – Documentary Film Producer/Television Writer*
Pam MacKinnon – Director
Marsha Mason – Actor/Playwright*
Susan Rice – Playwright/Screenwriter
Mervyn Rothstein – Retired Writer & Editor, The New York Times
Scott Schwartz – Director*
Linda Shelton – Executive Dir., Joyce Theatre Foundation*
Arlene Shuler – President & CEO, New York City Center*
Tobie S. Stein – Dir. Graduate Program in Performing Arts and Mgt., Brooklyn College
Robert Viagas – Executive Editor of PlaybillEDU and editor of "The Playbill Broadway Yearbook"
Carol Waaser – Retired AEA Official/Company & Stage Manager*
Robin Wagner – Scenic Designer
Tony Walton – Scenic/Costume Designer, Director
Chay Yew – Playwright/Director

*Denotes new committee members.

The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. For more information visit www.TonyAwards.com.