2016-17 Tony Nominating Committee Announced | Playbill

Tony Awards 2016-17 Tony Nominating Committee Announced Members serve a three-year term.
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced the Nominating Committee for the 2016-17 Broadway season June 22.

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 includes 51 members for the new season. Members of the committee serve a three-year term.

The 2016-17 Nominating Committee includes:

  • Adrian Bailey – Actor
  • Victoria Bailey – Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund
  • Luis Castro – Media and Entertainment Executive/Producer*
  • Hope Clarke – Choreographer
  • Paul Cremo – Dramaturg/Director of Opera Commissioning Program, The Metropolitan Opera
  • Patricia Cruz – Executive Director, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.*
  • Trip Cullman – Director
  • Edgar Dobie – Executive Producer, Arena Stage – Washington, DC*
  • Scott Elliott – Director/Artistic Director, The New Group**
  • Harvey Evans – Actor
  • Sean Patrick Flahaven – Writer/ Composer/Orchestrator/ Conductor/Producer
  • Paul Gallo – Lighting Designer
  • Jenny Gersten – Former Executive Director, Friends of the High Line
  • Daniel Goldfarb – Playwright, Bookwriter
  • Sam Gonzalez – Dir. of Operations, Pfizer Medical/Board of Trustees, Playwrights Horizons
  • Adam Gwon – Composer/Lyricist
  • Roy Harris – Production Stage Manager
  • Peter Hedges – Writer*
  • Jack Hofsiss – Theatre, Film, Television Director
  • Mara Isaacs – Founder and Director, Octopus Theatricals, LLC*
  • Lou Jacob – Director at the New School for Drama
  • Anne Keefe – Associate Artist, Westport Country Playhouse*
  • Tom Kitt – Composer, Lyricist, Bookwriter
  • Fran Kumin – Consultant, Perf. Arts Organizations/Foundations/University Theatre Programs
  • Michael John LaChiusa – Composer, Lyricist, Librettist*
  • Kate Levin – Cultural Assets Management Principal, Bloomberg Associates
  • Reynold Levy – Former President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Patricia Marx – American Humorist and Writer, Former Television Writer
  • Jim McLaughlin – Former Producer, CBS News/TV Feature and Documentary Producer
  • Tony Meola – Sound Designer*
  • Jessica Molaskey - Actor*
  • Debra Monk - Actor
  • Roger Morgan – Lighting Designer, Theatre Designer
  • Laurence O’Keefe – Composer
  • Katherine Oliver – Media and Technology Principal, Bloomberg Associates
  • Christian Parker – Chair, Graduate Theatre Program, Columbia University
  • Paige Price – Actor/1st Vice President of AEA/Executive Artistic Director, Theatre Aspen
  • Ravi S. Rajan – Dean, School of the Arts – SUNY Purchase
  • Paul Rudnick – Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist*
  • Susan H. Schulman – Director/President, Stage Directors and Choreographers
  • Mikki Shepard – Executive Producer, The Apollo Theatre*
  • Warner Shook – Director
  • Ellen Sorrin – Director, The George Balanchine Trust*
  • Jessica Stone – Actor/ Director*
  • Edward Strong – Producer
  • Wynn Thomas – Production Designer
  • Jose Antonio Vargas – Journalist/Filmmaker/Founder of Define American *
  • Jennifer von Mayrhauser – Costume Designer
  • Tom Watson – Retired Executive, Television Advertising
  • Preston Whiteway – Executive Director, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
  • Evan Yionoulis - Director*

*Denotes new Nominating Committee member

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

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