Madeline Michel Named 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award Winner

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The Tony Awards presented Theater Director Madeline Michel from Monticello High School in Charlottesville, VA, the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Education Award at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Excellence in Theatre Education Award was co-founded in 2014 by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to recognize top K-12 drama teachers and to celebrate arts education. Here’s the video of her being presented the award at The Tony Awards ceremony:
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Jessica Paz 2019 Tony Award Winning Sound Designer
Jessica Paz 2019 Tony Award Winning Sound Designer

Videos of all the Designers Accepting their 2019 Tony Awards

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The  2019 American Theatre Wing's 73rd Tony Award®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, were presented last night. Here are the acceptance speeches of the Tony-winning designers presented during the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 2019 Tony Awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the Tony winners and their also well-deserving fellow nominees.

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Victoria Fisher
Victoria Fisher

Victoria Fisher Joins Altman Lighting as Southern Regional Sales Manager

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Altman Lighting announces that Victoria Fisher has joined their North American sales team in the position of Southern Regional Sales Manager. Based in Houston, TX, Victoria joins Altman from Barbizon Lighting Company and will now manage the Altman Lighting partnerships with the many theatrical and architectural lighting professionals throughout the region. 

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An American Theatre Wing Working in Theatre Video: Specialty Props

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What do fake dead bodies, a carve-able turkey, and the physical puppet of Donkey in Shrek: the Musical have in common? They are all examples of what makes the world of Specialty Props so fascinating. This very special field in the theatre requires an expertise in fine art, but also one with knowledge of the dramatic structure. These designers have the challenge to both dazzle and inspire audiences, without interrupting the show or movement, a skill that requires collaboration with the creative team of the show. Watch this American Theatre Wing Working in Theatre video with Mary Creede, Zoë Morsette, and John Jerard sculpt, sew, hammer, power, design, and ultimately create iconic specialty props.
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