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This section includes a wealth of helpful and useful information on local as well as national performing arts and theatre awards, and will eventually include comprehensive information on vendors, references, and tools -- all the tools, equipment, and supplies that bring a production to life. In the meantime, find out more about performing arts awards across the nation, here!
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Nominees Announced for 35th Annual LA Weekly Theater Awards
The nominees have been announced for the 35th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards, which will honor the people and productions chosen by a committee of critics for The LA Weekly from among the best in Los Angeles-area theatre productions during the year 2013.

2013 Craig Noel Awards Announced

2014 Jonathan Larson Grants Recipients Announced
The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants.

“Her,” “Gravity,” “Thrones,” and “Gatsby” Win ADG Awards
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) recently announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos.

6TH Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Announced
The 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 5th at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street, New York).

Deadline Approaches for National Songwriting Competition
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (CVC) is accepting entries for its seventh annual Music City Songwriting Competition until February 15, 2014.

Student Academy Awards Now Accepting Submissions
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting applications for its 2014 Student Academy Awards competition.

2014 Oscars Production Team Announced
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron recently announced 13 key members of the production team for the 2014 Oscars®, which will air on Sunday, March 2, 2014, broadcast live on ABC.

Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced

Broadway and Film Composer Menken to be Honored with Hammerstein Award
Film and Broadway composer Alan Menken will receive the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at a special evening celebrating his achievements.

Casting Society of America Announces 29th Annual Artios Winners
The 29th annual Artios Award winners in 2013 included honors in casting for "Silver Linings Playbook," "Homeland," and Broadway's "Golden Boy," among many others.

Casting Society of America Announces 19th Annual Artios Awards
The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced the presenters for the organization's New Y0rk 29th Annual Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting given in 22 categories including film, television and theater.

The 29th Annual Artios Awards Nominees
The 29th Annual Artios Awards will take place on Monday, November 18, 2013 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) in Los Angeles , and this year’s nominees include an array of talents from stage to screen.

2013 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominees Announced
On September 30, 2013, The New York Innovative Theatre Awards will honor those offering excellence Off-Off Broadway in New York City, and 2013's award-winners once again promise to be an exciting bunch.

Global 3D Design Competition Winners Announced
The winners of the design contest, “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition” have been announced, and the winner of Best Overall Submission was freelance architect Maryn Hekker.

2013 Honorary Recipients Announced for NY IT Awards
The New York Innovative Theatre Awards has announced the 2013 recipients of its Honorary Awards, who will be honored for their accomplishments within the industry at the Ninth Annual IT Awards ceremony held on Monday, September 30, 2013.

American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2013 National Theatre Grants
The American Theatre Wing recently announced the recipients of its 2013 National Theatre Company Grants, which included acclaimed theatres across the U.S.

Drama League’s Fall 2013 Charity Auction Live Now
The new musical The Bridges of Madison County will be offering special access to those who take part in the Drama League's Fall 2013 charity auction.

2014 Rising Star Award Nominations Now Open
Nominations for the 2014 Rising Star award are now open to deserving achievers just starting out in the fields of lighting, set, or projection design.

City Theatre Announces 2013 Young Playwrights Contest Winners
Pittsburgh's City Theatre recently announced the 2013 Young Playwrights Contest winners from among over 200 entries.

All for One (AFO) Theatre Festival Announces Third Season
Celebrating the unique achievement and excitement of solo performance, Off-Broadway’s All For One Theater Festival (AFO) returns for its third season in October 2013.

American Theatre Wing Announces New Appointments to its Board of Trustees
The American Theatre Wing recently announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees, with a number of recognizable names including TV and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Awards Barrington Stage $10K Grant
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) recently announced the receipt of a $10,000 National Fund grant from the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT).

Durang Show Recoups After Just 17 Weeks on Broadway
After less than 17 weeks, Christopher Durang's Tony® Award-winning production of the comedy 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' has recouped its $2.75 million investment.

25th Annual Big Easy Award Winners Announced
On Monday, March 25, 2013, The Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) recently held its awards ceremony at Harrah's New Orleans honoring The Big Easy Awards recipients for the 2012 season.

2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Honors L.A. Theatre
The 44th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony took place on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

American Society for Theatre Research Honors 2012 Recipients
The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary -- and in March 2013 announced its awards recipients for 2012.

2012 WATCH Awards Honor Washington D.C. Theatre
With more than 490 artists in attendance for a near-capacity crowd, the Eleventh Annual WATCH Awards honored the best in Washington theatre on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

The Broadway League Announces 2013 'League Educator Apple Awards' Recipients
Honoring educators who integrated theatre and the arts into their educational process, The Broadway League recently announced its recipients for the 2013 League Educator Apple Awards.

The Pew Center Announces 2013 Dance Advance Grant Recipients
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has recently announced its Dance Advance Recipients for 2013.

AACTFest Takes Place from June 17-23, 2013 in Carmel, Indiana
AACTFest 2013 will take place from June 17-23, 2013, in Carmel, Indiana, and will include presentations from 12 of the top community theatre productions in the United States.

9 Scientific And Technical Achievements Honored With Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 25 individual award recipients at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Winners Announced at 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards
The winners of the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced on February 19, 2013, when the Guild handed out competitive awards for costume design excellence in seven categories in film, television and commercials.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Summer Season
The 2013 Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) recently announced the lineup for the Festival’s 59th season, to take place from June 26-August 18, 2013.

2012 Craig Noel Award Nominees Announced
More than 110 local and national theater artists representing more than 45 San Diego theatrical productions will compete for the 2012 Craig Noel Awards, as announced by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle on December 21, 2012.

William Ross to Conduct Oscar Orchestra
Composer William Ross will conduct the Oscar orchestra for the 85th Academy Awards.

Kristin Chenoweth and Seth Macfarlane to Perform Special Oscar Closing Number
Kristin Chenoweth and Seth Macfarlane will be performing a special Oscar Closing number at the 85th annual ceremony.

104 Original Scores Compete in 2012 Oscar Race
A look at the 104 films whose soundtracks will compete for the 85th annual Academy Award for Best Original Score.

15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Award Nominations Announced
Celebrating costume design excellence for film, television and commercial work, the complete list of nominees for the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced on January 17, 2013, with the awards to take place on February 19, 2013.

2012 Ovation Award Winners Announced
Celebrating the best in Los Angeles-area theatrical excellence during the September 2011-August 2012 season, the 2012 Ovation Awards ceremony took place on Monday, November 12, at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

75 Original Songs Tune Up for 2012 Oscar Contention
An overview and complete list of the 75 songs currently in contention for Oscar consideration under the Original Song category for films released in 2012.

15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Set for February 2012
The 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards will take place in February 2012, with honorees including actress Anne Hathaway, producer Lorne Michaels, and costume designers Judianna Makovsky and Eduardo Castro.

CANY Launches Honorary Broadway Board
Led by Dick Latessa, CANY has launched a new honorary Broadway Board whose members will include Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, movie and TV actor Bill Pullman, and many more.

Vectorworks Announces First 'Young Architects' Scholarship Winner
Nemetschek Vectorworks has announced Gabriel Munoz Moreno as the winner of its first annual 'Young Architects' scholarship.

Drama League Adds New Initiative 'Resident Artists Program' to Directors Project
The Drama League announced recently that a new new initiative, the Resident Artist Program, will be added to The 2013 Drama League Directors Project series of program offerings.

NYFA Launches Emergency Relief Fund
To support local artists in the affected areas in their time of need, The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the timely establishment of the NYFA Emergency Fund.

Drama League Announces 29th Annual DirectorFest
The Drama League announces the 29th Annual DirectorFest, a festival of one-act plays staged by the Fall Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project, to take place from December 6-9, 2012 at The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex.

Final Deadline of Submissions for 2013 Playwriting Conference
October 26, 2012 marks the last day for electronic submission of scripted works for consideration by the 2013 National Playwrights Conference, sponsored by The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

American Theatre Wing Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Jonathan Larson Grants
The American Theatre Wing is now Accepting Applications for the prestigious 2013 Jonathan Larson Grants, with applications and submissions due on or before September 14, 2012.

TCG Leadership U[niversity] Announces Grant Recipients
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) recently announced the inaugural round of recipients for the Leadership U[niversity] program, in which select recipients in both the One-on-One and Continuing Ed Programs were awarded grants that will enable them to continue to explore their growth as theatre professionals.

The Broadway Channel Announces the Return of 'Broadway Profiles'
The Broadway Channel has announced the return of the television show “Broadway Profiles,” with the half-hour show providing an invaluable and unique look inside the rehearsal, staging and performance of some of Broadway's top shows, and with Tamsen Fadal as the series’ new host.

Global Rendering Competition Winners Announced
The results of a world-class rendering competition from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and MAXON Computer are in, as the companies recently announced the winners of the second annual Inspired Visions Global Rendering Competition.

2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announce Winners
A complete list of the winners of the 2012 Dora Awards for the best in Toronto performance.

2012 Jimmy Awards Honor Broadway's Future Stars
A complete overview of the 4th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), otherwise known as The Jimmy Awards, winners, and judges. The 2012 ceremony took place on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

2012 Gene Kelly Award Winners Honor Local Theatre Achievers
The 2012 Gene Kelly Awards recently honored the best in local Pittsburgh High School theatre craft and performance.

2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Nominees (General Theatre Production)
An overview of the 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards nominees in the category of General Theatre Production, honoring the best in Toronto theatre in 2012.

Dora Awards 2012 Nominees in Opera, Musical Theatre, Dance and More
An overview of the 2012 Dora Awards nominees for Opera, Musical Theatre, Dance, Children's Theatre, and more.

Theo Ubique and The Hypocrites Take Top Honors at Non-Equity Jeff Awards
The Non-Equity Jeff Awards were held at Park West on Monday, June 4, 2012, with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre leading the awards pack with six honors for their production of 'The Light in the Piazza.'

2012 Tony Award Nominees (Complete List)
A complete list of the nominations for the 2012 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

2012 Helen Hayes Awards Announce Winners
Honoring an outstanding year in Washington, D.C. theatre and performance, theatreWashington celebrated excellence on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. with the 28th Annual Helen Hayes Awards.

'Matilda' is Magic at 2012 Olivier Awards
'Matilda' led the way at the recent presentation of the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards on April 15, 2012, winning seven awards out of ten nominations, including a historic awards for the award's youngest recipient.

27th Annual Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced
The musical 'Once' and the play 'Tribes' led the 27th annual Lucille Lortel Awards nominations for 2012.

2012 Olivier Awards Nominations Announced
The 2012 Olivier Award nominations have been announced, and leading the pack is the much-heralded (and Broadway bound) 'Matilda the Musical,' with ten nominations in total, including a nod for Best Musical.

43rd Annual LADCC Award Winners Announced
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) held its 43rd Annual Awards ceremony on Monday, March 19, 2012, honoring the best in L.A. theatre at A Noise Within, in Pasadena, California.

The 2012 Back Stage Garland Award Winners
The Back Stage Garland Awards, in which Los Angeles theater critics honor their picks for the best in theatre for the year from the Southern California region, recently announced their 2012 honorees.

19th Annual Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival Returns March 22
Celebrated for championing works by women in theatre, dance, music, and performance of all kinds, the 19th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival takes place on March 22, 2012.

Application Deadline for 2013 Creative Capital Grants Approaches
Creative Capital is currently accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts for the 2013 grant period through 4 p.m. March 1, 2012.

'Candide' and 'Porgy' Lead Jeff Award 2012 Equity Recipients
Honoring the best in Chicago Equity theatre, The 43rd Annual Equity Jeff Awards took place at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, November 7, 2011.

'The Nether' Receives Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
American playwright Jennifer Haley has officially won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play 'The Nether.'

Princess Grace Foundation Announces 2012 Princess Grace Awards
The Princess Grace Foundation announces that it is now accepting applications for the 2012 Princess Grace Awards.

Stagedoor Manor to Receive 2012 Theatre Museum Award for Excellence
Stagedoor Manor, one of the country's premiere summertime training grounds for young performers, will be honored with the 2012 Theatre Museum Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Education in April 2012.

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists Announced
As one of the most prestigious prizes for playwrights worldwide (and a vital supporter in supporting and promoting the works of female playwrights), The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize recently announced the top ten finalists for its prestigious playwriting award in the 2011-2012 season, now celebrating its thirty-fourth year.

Chichester Festival Theatre Wins Regional Theatre of the Year Award
The Chichester Festival Theatre was recently honored as Regional Theatre of the Year.

2011 LADCC Nominations Announced
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the 2011 theatrical year.

Critics' Circle Theatre Award Winners 2011
The 2011 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards took place on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, and leading the pack of this year's winners was The National Theatre, by a wide margin, for productions including "Grief," "One Man, Two Guvnors," and more.

Florida 2012 Individual Artist Fellowships
Professional artists who are also Florida residents can apply now for the Florida 2012 Individual Artist Fellowships, from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

2011 Evening Standard Award Winners Announced
An overview of the 57th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which took place on Sunday, November 20, 2011, in a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel, and whose winners included an assortment of esteemed performers, creatives, and productions.

LDI 2011 Awards Announced
A look at the winners of The LDI 2011 Awards, which were presented on October 29 at the LDI Show in Orlando, Florida.

2011 Ovation Award Winners Announced
A look at the winners of the 2011 Ovation Awards honoring achievement in Los Angeles theatre, and which were presented in a ceremony on Monday, November 14, 2011, at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Winners Announced for the 'Bessie' (New York Dance and Performance) Awards
The 2011 Bessie Awards honored leaders in the New York dance community in an awards ceremony at the Apollo Theater on October 24, 2011. Here's a complete list of the winners and other honorees from the night's festivities.

TCG Announces Second Round of 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has just announced the second round of The 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play awards, granted to TCG member theaters across the U.S. The awards, totaling $762,000, allow 22 theaters extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative...

Evening Standard Reveals 2011 Theatre Awards 'Longlist'
The London Evening Standard Awards have announced their "longlist" of 2011 awards contenders for this year's 57th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The "longlist" is an aspect of the awards process unique to the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, as they present an array of potential nominees, which is then followed by a "shortlist"...

NYMF Accepting Open Submissions Through Nov. 7, 2011
Through November 7, 2011, The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will be accepting open submissions for The Next Link Project, which will award twelve subsidized production slots in its 2012 Festival.

USITT YD&T Award Nomination Deadline October 17, 2011
USITT is now accepting nominations for the Awards for Young Designers & Technicians, with a registration deadline of October 17, 2011.

USITT Rising Star Award Nominations Now Open
Nominations for the USITT Rising Star Award for 2012 are now open through November 2, 2011. The award, established by LDI/LiveDesign magazine, is given out annually by USITT to a young professional at the beginning of his or her career.

The Bessie Awards Honor New York Dance on October 24, 2011
The 2011 Bessie Awards will honor New York dance on October 24, 2011 at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

2011 New York IT Awards Announced
A complete list of the 2011 New York IT Award winners.

Performing Arts Winners Among the Creative Emmy Awards 2011
A look at the Performing Arts winners among the Creative Emmy Awards, which were held on September 10, 2011.

Casting Society of America Announces 2011 Artios Award Winners
The Casting Society of America will honor their own on Monday, September 26, 2011, at the 27th Annual Artios Awards.

Casting Society of America Announces 2011 Artios Award Nominations
The Casting Society of America will honor their own on Monday, September 26, 2011, at the 27th Annual Artios Awards.

The American Theatre Wing's 2011 Tony Award Winners
A complete list of the 2011 American Theatre Wing Tony Award winners.

'Sister Act' Shimmies to Lead 2011 Outer Critics Circle Nominations
The 2011 nominations are in, with Sister Act, Anything Goes and more leading the pack of nominees.

2011 Olivier Awards Honor Sondheim, Legally Blonde and More - 2011 Olivier...
A complete list of the winners at the 2011 Olivier Awards, which took place in London on March 13, 2011.

Helen Hayes Awards Announce 2011 Nominees - Helen Hayes Awards - Regional...
The Helen Hayes Awards have announced their 2011 nominees for outstanding theatrical achievement in the Washington, D.C. area.

Honorary Award Nominations for The New York Innovative Theatre Awards Now...
The New York Innovative Theatre (IT) Awards presents three honorary awards at its annual awards ceremony, to those who have made important contributions to the Off-Off-Broadway community, and nomination forms are online now.

The Big Easy Theatre Awards Announce Nominations - Big Easy Theatre Awards -...
The Big Easy Theatre Awards announce nominations honoring the best in New Orleans area theatre for 2011.

Awards
This section includes a wealth of helpful and useful information on local as well as national awards, and will eventually include comprehensive information on vendors, references, and tools -- all the tools, equipment, and supplies that bring a production to life. In the meantime, find out more about performing arts awards across the nation, here!

New York OBIE Theatre Awards (Village Voice OBIE Awards)
The Village Voice OBIE Awards were created in 1955, and publicly acknowledge and encourage the vibrant Off-Broadway theater movement.

Drama Desk Awards
The Drama Desk Awards are presented in order to honor Broadway, Off-Broadway, and non-profit New York theatre achievement since 1955.

TMA Awards
According to its website, the TMA Theatre Awards were founded in order to honor "individual creative excellence and collaborative artistic effort in performance and production," as well as to spotlight and support outstanding accomplishment in regional and local theatre on an annual basis. The TMA Management Awards, meanwhile, offer the...

The Remy Awards (South Florida Theatre)
Named for the former Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Senior Cultural Administrator and Chief of Cultural Development Remberto Cabrera, the Remy Awards honor the memory of Cabrera's work in helping to create the Theatre League of South Florida.

VoiceNPAC Awards (UK)
VoiceNPAC is a United Kingdom arts competition sponsored by the London College of Music, and founded with the goal of supporting young performers in their pursuit of a Performing Arts education. Winners are able to utilize the prize money to fund the courses they attend at a variety of musical theatre schools, colleges or universities, as well...

Tony Awards
The Tony Award is one of the theatre industry's most coveted awards, and is awarded each year to professionals for "distinguished achievement" in theatre on Broadway, as well as in special awards for regional theatre achievement. Named in honor of Antoinette Perry, The Tony Awards are a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American...

AACT Awards
The American Association of Community Theatre, or AACT, is a vital resource for community theatres across the U.S., and that offers a host of useful links, information, as well as several awards for outstanding individuals. Nominations for all of the AACT awards, except where otherwise noted, occur from within AACT membership (the Spotlight...

The Drama League Awards
Launched in 1922, then 'formalized' in 1935, The Drama League Awards honor productions, performances, and career achievements in musical theatre and direction, and are the oldest theatrical awards in the United States. The Drama League Awards are voted upon by Drama League members themselves across the country, on excellence in Broadway and...

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award was created to assist in the development of emerging talents in experimental theatre as well as to encourage the next generation of artistic talent in the U.K.

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (ACTF) Award
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (ACTF) Award honors musical theatre achievement among faculty, college, and university students.

The Column Awards (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Founded by John Garcia, the Column Awards are local theatre awards honoring the best theatrical productions ni the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in a variety of categories that include both Equity and Non-Equity Productions.

New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
Presented each May by critics from New York City’s newspapers, magazines, wire services and more (excepting the New York Times), The New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards honor excellence in New York theatre.

The Suzi Bass Awards (Atlanta, Georgia)
Named for the accomplished character actress, The Suzi Bass Awards were created in order to honor excellence in Metro Atlanta’s professional, or Union, theatre community. The Suzi Bass Award nominees and recipients are chosen each year through a combined judging process of volunteer panels and awards members, with membership open to any artists,...

Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards
Created in 1987, the Sterling Awards were named in honor of director, actress, and educator Elizabeth Sterling Haynes, and celebrate outstanding professional theatre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
The 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, one of the most prestigious of all awards in letters, was first given in 1918, and is awarded annually to recognize outstanding stage work.

The RTCC "Artsies"
The Richmond Theatre Critics Circle (RTCC) Group was organized to recognize excellence in professional theater which was produced specifically in the Richmond area, honoring local productions with awards nicknamed the “Artsies.”

The Jimmy Awards
The Jimmy awards recognize individual accomplishment in vocal, dance and acting performance by high school students from across the country, in a program designed to create a pathway connecting promising young performers to the professional theater industry.

The Carbonell Awards
Named for famed sculptor Manuel Carbonell, South Florida's Carbonell Awards recognize the best theatrical shows and performances in the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, with eligibility from January 1 through December 31 each year. The awards also provide scholarships for students in the South Florida region, for...

Big Easy Theatre Awards
The Big Easy Theater Awards are given out each year by The Big Easy Foundation to honor the best in New Orleans-area theatre, music and the performing arts

The Outer Critics' Circle Awards
The Outer Critics’ Circle Awards are given out by the Outer Critics’ Circle, the official organization of theater writers who cover the New York stage for a variety of leading out-of-town newspapers and national publications, as well as other media “beyond Broadway.” The organization was created in 1949 to provide a forum in which critics in the...

The Whatsonstage.com Awards
Also called the “theatregoers’ choice’ awards,” the Whatsonstage.com Awards, are awarded primarily to London stage performers and productions by acclamation and voting of audiences and theatergoers in more than twenty awards categories overall. Nominations are announced each December.

The LA Drama Critics Circle Awards (Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle honors theatre achievement in the localities of Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for each year, giving out awards in twenty separate categories. Awards include achievement for production, directing, acting (both individually and in ensembles), as well as lighting and set design, and much more.

The Craig Noel Awards
Founded in 1983, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle annually bestows the Craig Noel Awards for Excellence in Theatre in San Diego, California, on behalf of professional print and online theatre critics in San Diego.

The Lucille Lortel Awards
The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

The Olivier Awards
The highly prestigious theatre awards named for the famous stage and screen actor, given out annually for superlative theatre in the United Kingdom, organized by The Society of London Theatre.

The Jeff Awards
The Jeff Awards are given out annually by The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee, and were created in order to honor excellence in professional theatre produced in Chicago.

The Helen Hayes Awards
Founded in 1983, The Helen Hayes Awards honor and celebrate professional theatre in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The awards are named for the late Helen Hayes, a legendary theatre, TV and film actress originally from Washington D.C

Young Designers Awards

These awards help to award and support young design talent in New Zealand.

Dora Mavor Moore Awards
The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are given out each year in recognition for excellence in Toronto theatre, to the creators of the "over 200 theatre, dance and opera productions" each year, in categories including General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Theatre for Young Audiences.

Black Theater Alliance Awards (BTAA)
The Black Theater Alliance Awards honor African Americans who achieve excellence in theater, dance and all areas of the performing and technical arts in the Chicago area.

Portland (Oregon) Drammy Awards
Headed by a volunteer group of critics and theatre artists, The Drammy Awards Committee members attend and critique an average of over 100 new local theatre productions in Portland each year. The Drammy season runs from mid-May to mid-May, and a production should typically stage at least eight performances before mid-May in order to be eligible...

The Ovation Awards
Founded in 1989, the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards were founded in order to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production and design in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Ovations are noted to be "the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles," and every year, approximately 400 productions complete for recognition in 29...

The Roger Sturtevant Musical Theatre Award
Given under the direct auspices of the Actors’ Equity Foundation, The Roger Sturtevant Musical Theatre Award is given out to current Equity Membership Candidates (EMC) who have demonstrated “outstanding abilities in the musical theatre field.” The award consists of a $1,000 check, as well as a certificate, and is presented to one male and one...

Silicon Valley Small Theatre Awards
These awards honor productions and creatives in smaller venues in Silicon Valley.

The Musical Theatre Leadership Awards
In 2007, a generous $1 million grant from The Shen Family Foundation enabled Signature to launch The American Musical Voices Project, an unprecedented program consisting of Musical Theatre Composer Grants, as well as Musical Theatre Leadership Awards.

NH Theatre Awards
The NH Theatre Awards were created in order to annually recognize theatrical achievement and talent in New Hampshire, and judged by the local theatre community itself. Awards are given out every year in February.

The Touring Broadway Awards (TBAs)
Developed by the Broadway League in 2000, the Touring Broadway Awards (TBAs) are the only national awards program for touring Broadway shows. The awards were previously known as the National Broadway Theatre Awards, and celebrate excellence in touring Broadway, honoring the artists and productions that visit as many as 240 cities in their...

Barrymore Awards
Philadelphia's Barrymore Awards reward theatrical excellence within the Greater Philadelphia area through the area's only theatrical awards program.

ASCAP Foundation Awards
A comprehensive listing of awards offered to talented lyricists, composers and others in musical theatre on behalf of the ASCAP Foundation.

BMI Foundation Awards
Awards in musical theatre from the BMI Foundation to workshop participants who demostrate excellence in their fields.

The New York IT Awards
The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, also known as the IT Awards, were created by the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, and were created in order to recognize the excellence of work staged in New York City's Off-Off-Broadway theatre district.

The Silver Palm Awards
Presented on an annual basis, and covering a performance period from September 1 to August 31 each year, the Silver Palm Awards are presented individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the South Florida Theatre season. The awards are presented by Chairman Tony Finstrom, without official categories or a traditional nomination process.

Adelaide Critics Circle
The Adelaide Critics Circle Awards are awarded by critics each year in the performing and visual arts fields, who nominate deserving and talented artists who come from all facets of the performing arts -- from technicians, to designers, directors, playwrights, and more.

Seattle Times Footlight Awards
The Seattle Times Footlight Awards are given out annually from The Seattle Times to notable productions in and around Seattle, as picked by critic Misha Berson.

Elliot Norton Awards (Boston, MA)
Founded in 1983 in honor of Boston theatre critic Elliot Norton, the Elliot Norton Awards honor achievement and excellence in local Boston, Massachusetts theatre, with the awards given out each year in categories that include The Lifetime Achievement Award, the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, as well as over a dozen additional awards to...

The Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards
Founded by Russ Ivey in 2004, the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards honor those who excel in the area of community and non-union professional theater. Recipients and nominees are honored each year in a local awards ceremony, and any non-Equity theater in the Atlanta metro area may submit an application for nomination consideration, with...

B. Iden Payne Awards (Austin, TX)
The B. Iden Payne Awards, which are a program of The Greater Austin Creative Alliance, are awarded on a yearly basis to recognize outstanding contributions to the local Austin, Texas theatre community.

The Ruby Griffith Awards
The Ruby Griffith Awards are sponsored by the British Players, and are an annual award competition open to amateur theatre groups exhibiting all-around production excellence.

League Educator Apple Awards
The League Educator Apple Awards acknowledge the efforts of local schools and community groups that support programs relating to Broadway or touring Broadway shows, promoting further development of theatre education.

NYMTF (New York Musical Theatre Festival) Awards
Awards given out via the NYMTF (New York Musical Theatre Festival) include The NYMF (New York Musical Theatre) Awards for Excellence and NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation, a performance contest designed to identify talented young musical theater performers and to give them vital industry exposure.

Acclaim Awards (Cincinnati)
Created to benefit the Theatre Artist Projects Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the Acclaim Awards were founded in 2006 by Jackie Demaline, and are supported by The Cincinnati Enquirer as they honor noteworthy local theatrical productions in the Cincinnati area each year.

The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs)
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs) were established in 1996 by theater critics from all local Cincinnati media to determine worthy nominees. The annual CEAs recognize outstanding performances and productions from the Cincinnati theater season, in the area's longest running local theater awards program.

The New England Theatre Conference (NETC) Awards
The New England Theatre Conference (NETC) sponsors a variety of awards honoring notables in theatre in New England, including the Leonidas A. Nickole Award of Distinction, which is awarded annually by the Musical Theatre Society to distinguished individuals in the field of musical theatre. Past recipients include Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince,...

The Princess Grace Awards
The Princess Grace Awards identify, support and encourage young artistic talent within the fields of theatre, dance and film, and provide grants, scholarships, fellowships, and apprenticeships, to deserving young award recipients.

Tony Award Nominees and Winners for Lighting Design
Discover the Tony Award recipients and nominees in Lighting Design over the past decades with this helpful list.

13th Annual Column Award Winners Announced
The 13th annual Column Awards recently honored the best in Dallas/Fort Worth theatre for the 2011 season.

Honorary Recipients Announced for 2012 NY IT Awards
In a gala ceremony on September 24, 2012, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards will give out honorary awards to 5 Lesbian Brothers, Theatre Development Fund, and and The Astoria Performing Arts Center.

Honorary Recipients Announced for 2012 NY IT Awards
In a gala ceremony on September 24, 2012, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards will give out honorary awards to 5 Lesbian Brothers, Theatre Development Fund, and and The Astoria Performing Arts Center.

Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH)
The Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) is an organization founded for the adjudication and presentation of annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in community theatre throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Awards
The American Society for Theatre Research sponsors or coordinates several awards, grants, fellowships, and prizes to support and recognize outstanding scholarship in theatre and performance studies.

Tony Award Nominees and Winners for Costume Design
Learn more about the history of Broadway stage tech, with this helpful overview of the Tony Award recipients and nominees in Costume Design over the past decades.

Drama Desk Award Winners and Nominees for Lighting Design
A complete look at the Drama Desk Award Winners and Nominees for Lighting Design, from 1975 through 2012.

Tony Awards for Sound Design
A look at the Tony Award nominees and winners for Sound Design, for both Musicals and Plays, from 2008-2013.

Tony Award Nominees and Winners for Scenic Design (Set Design)
Learn more about some of Broadway's most talented scenic designers with this fascinating list of Tony Award nominees and winners through the years.

Drama Desk Awards for Scenic Design
An overview of the winners and nominees in Scenic Design from the Drama Desk Awards, from 1969-2012.

Drama Desk Award for Costume Design (Drama Desk)
A look at the Drama Desk Award nominees and winners for Outstanding Costume Design, from 1969 through 2013.

2013 Tony Award Winners in Design
Get the overview on the 2013 Tony Award Winners in design here, from the high-flying scenic designs for 'Matilda the Musical' to the acclaimed lighting for the Tom Hanks vehicle 'Lucky Guy.'

Carmel, Indiana Hosts AACTFest 2013 National Festival
AACTFest 2013 takes place in Carmel, Indiana, at the Tarkington Theatre in June, and this year's event will include an exhibit that shines the spotlight on the contributions of theatrical designers.

Winners Announced for the 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
Thembisile Gxuluwe was recently announced as the first-place winner of the 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Angela Lansbury to be First Inductee to Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame
New Hope, Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Playhouse recently announced the creation of a Hall of Fame to honor theatrical luminaries who have graced the New Hope stage, and its first honoree will be stage and TV legend Angela Lansbury.

75 Original Songs Tune Up for 2013 Oscar

Goodspeed Announces 9th Annual Festival of New Musicals
The Ninth Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals kicks off its latest festival of new works on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Goodspeed Opera House.

19 Sci-Tech Achievements to be Honored with 2014 Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, 2014

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