AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

History of the Awards for Excellence

The Theatre Museum continues the legacy The Broadway Theatre Institute began in 1995 by presenting Awards for Excellence in both Theatre History Preservation and Theatre Arts Education.

From 1986 - 2003, the Broadway Theatre Institute developed programs that fostered the perpetuation and appreciation of theatre in New York and served more than 100,000 children and adults in New York City. It's evolution and merger into The Theatre Museum in 2003 was the next step in its development.

The following is a representative list of honorees awarded by the Broadway Theatre Institute and, beginning in 2003, The Theatre Museum:

1995
Theatre History Preservation

Jujamcyn Theaters (Howard Rogut, General Manager)

Theater Arts Education
Dr. Mary C. Henderson

1997
Theatre History Preservation

The Empire State Development Corporation

Louis Botto

Theater Arts Education
The Theater Development Fund Education Program (Marianna Houston)

Eric Booth

1999
Theatre History Preservation

George Mason University

Robert Kimball

Theater Arts Education
The American Theatre Wing

2000
Theater History Preservation

Harvard Theatre Collection (Frederic Woodbridge Wilson, Curator)

Theater Arts Education
New York University (L. Jay Oliva, President)

2002
Theater History Preservation

The Theatre Historical Society of America

Theater Arts Education
The Paper Bag Players

2003
Theater History Preservation

The Players (John Martello, Director)

Theater Arts Education
The BMI - Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Maury Yeston)

2004
Theatre History Preservation

Dodger Costumes (Kyra Svetlovsky, Manufacturing Manager)

Theatre Arts Education
F.H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
(Dr. Linda Masson Kingsley, Assistant Principal - Drama)

2005
Theatre History Preservation

Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor for their PBS Broadway series

Ten Chimneys Foundation (Sean Malone, President)

Theatre Arts Education
Periwinkle Productions (Sunna Rausch)

Michael Presser - Inside Broadway

2006
Theatre History Preservation

Fred Papert

Manhattan Theatre Club (Barry Grove, Executive Producer)

Theatre Arts Education
The Drama League Directors Project (Roger Danforth, Artistic Director)

Lundeana Thomas, Ph.D.

2007

Theatre History Preservation
Ben Brantley

Theatre Arts Education
Carmen de Lavallade

Arts Horizons

Career Achievement
Ellen Burstyn

2008

Theatre History Preservation
Rick McKay

The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana

Theatre Arts Education
Five Towns College

Career Achievement
Joe Franklin

2009-2010

Theatre History Preservation
The Mint Theatre Company

Theatre Arts Education
Samuel French, Inc.

Career Achievement
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman

2011
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Theatre History Preservation
Frank Cullen

Theatre Arts Education
Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts (founder Tony Bennett)
accepted by Donna Finn, Principal

Career Achievement
Sheldon Harnick

Distinguished Service to Theatre
Bonnie Comley

2012
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Theatre History Preservation
Don B. Wilmeth

Theatre Arts Education
Stagedoor Manor

Career Achievement
Fred Olsson

Distinguished Service to Theatre
Theatre Communications Group

2013

Theatre Arts Education
Emerson College

Distinguished Service to Theatre
Helen M. Guditis

2014

Theatre History Preservation
Fathom Events

Theatre Arts Education
BroadwayWorld.com

 

 
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