The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Honor Teachers

Behind every great performance is inspiration, and behind inspiration is a great teacher.

The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University are looking for the teachers who create the next generation of theatre artists. These dedicated professionals discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals.

Honoring the Teachers Who Inspire Us

Members of the public are invited to submit candidates for the 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Award by telling the story of a theatre educator who made a difference in their lives, and the lives of others. The winning teacher will receive the Award at the 71th annual Tony Awards on June 11, and be acknowledged on the CBS telecast.

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University, is presented each year by the Tony Awards. This honor recognizes a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession. A panel of judges comprised of the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, Carnegie Mellon University and other leaders from the theatre industry selects the winner, based on candidates submissitted by members of the public.

For more info, please visit the Tony Awards website.

To apply, please visit the application portal here.