The 2018 Winner 

The winner of the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University, is Melody Herzfeld of Parkland, Florida. Ms. Herzfeld, a drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will receive the award at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.


Melody Herzfeld

Melody Herzfeld
Drama Teacher
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Parkland, FL.

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award 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 selected Herzfeld from finalists across the nation. Herzfeld will receive $10,000 for her theatre program and tickets to the Tony Awards and Gala.


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