Tony board taps trio

Gleason, Hwang, Viola added to nom committee

Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards.

They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage.

Committee members serve a three-year term, with about one-third of the group members beginning their terms each year.

Other new members include Joe Benincasa, exec director of the Actor’s Fund of America, and producer-dramaturg John Dias.

Hwang was skedded to be a member of the committee last season until “Tarzan,” the Disney tuner for which he wrote the book, locked in a slot on the season’s slate and Hwang recused himself to avoid a conflict of interest.

More Legit

  • Adam Driver

    Adam Driver to Star in 'Burn This' on Broadway

    Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards. They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage. […]

  • The Twilight Zone review

    London Theater Review: 'The Twilight Zone'

    Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards. They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage. […]

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards. They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage. […]

  • Chrissy Metz

    Chrissy Metz to Star in Neil LaBute's 'Fat Pig' at Geffen Playhouse

    Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards. They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage. […]

  • 'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development

    'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development for Kristin Chenoweth

    Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards. They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage. […]

  • Stagecraft podcast John Leguizamo

    Stagecraft Podcast: John Leguizamo Says He's a 'True Ghetto Nerd'

    Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards. They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage. […]

  • The Go-Go's

    Go-Go's Musical 'Head Over Heels,' Produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, Targets Broadway for 2018-19

    Thesp Joanna Gleason, scribe David Henry Hwang and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS prexy Tom Viola are among additions to the 25-member nominating committee for the Tony Awards. They join a roster of nominators for the Broadway kudos that includes lyricist Susan Birkenhead, New Dramatists a.d. Todd London, thesp Brian Stokes Mitchell and playwright Lynn Nottage. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content