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2021 inductees announced for Theater Hall of Fame

June 14, 2021 -- The Theater Hall of Fame, for which ATCA members compose the majority of the electorate, announced today the 2021 class of inductees. The 2021 cohort includes playwright Lynn Nottage, actor-playwright Anna Deavere Smith, composer Alan Menkin, set designer Bob Crowley, actor...

2019 inductions for Theater Hall of Fame

Hall inductee Andre De Shields and Hall member Lynn Ahrens Bebe Neuwirth described Ann Reinking as having “oozed, slithered, exploded, wiggled and vaulted like a wondrous creature from our dreams.” “What did I do” to earn induction, asked Michael Feingold: “I just kept writing for a half-century.” And “how can you...

2019 Theater Hall of Fame to induct DeShields, Feingold, Katz, Mann, McKechnie, Meehan, Price, Reinking

Sept. 10, 2019 – The Theater Hall of Fame announced today that the 2019 inductees will be actor Andre De Shields, critic Michael Feingold, lighting designer Natasha Katz, artistic director-playwright Emily Mann, actor Donna McKechnie, playwright Thomas Meehan (deceased), producer-artistic director Michael Price and actor-choreographer Ann Reinking. They will be inducted on Nov. 18 in the...

2018 Theater Hall of Fame

The annual induction of eight new members of the Theater Hall of Fame, for which the ATCA membership is the primary electorate, took place Nov 12. Shown is the ATCA page in the Hall of Fame program. For Chris Rawson’s lengthy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette account of...

Eight 2018 honorees announced for Theater Hall of Fame

Acting, directing and playwriting are equally honored in the just announced 2018 inductees to the Theater Hall of Fame. The playwrights are Adrienne Kennedy and David Henry Hwang, plus Maria Irene Fornes, influential as much as an innovative director as playwright. The actors are Cicely Tyson (oldest of the inductees, in her...

Ernie Schier inducted into Theater Hall of Fame

Ernie Schier (1918-99), ATCA co-founder, director of the National Critics Institute, “Schier of the Inquirer,” dramaturg and mentor, was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame on Nov. 13, along with an induction class of actors Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie and Matthew Broderick, playwrights Tina Howe and Arthur Kopit and producersOskar Eustis andDaryl Roth. Ernie’s induction...

2017 Class of Theater Hall of Fame led by Audra McDonald

NEW YORK (Sept 11) – The Theater Hall of Fame announced today its 2017 class of eight inductees, led by Audra McDonald and including (in alphabetical order) Matthew Broderick, Oskar Eustis, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, Marin Mazzie, Daryl Roth and Ernie Schier. The varied list includes three actors, two producers, two...

Theater Hall of Fame ballots are in the mail; deadline Sept. 1

All ATCA members who voted for the Theater Hall of Fame in 2016, along with those who have joined in the year since, should receive a 2017 ballot this week. (ATCA members were informed last year they’d be dropped from the mailing list this year if...

2016 Theater Hall of Fame inductees announced

Producer Terry Hodge Taylor has announced the eight 2016 inductees for the Theater Hall of Fame: actors Glenn Close, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Phylicia Rashad; producer Paul Libin, book writer Joe Masteroff, playwright Marsha Norman, lyricist Tim Rice and costume designer Catherine Zuber. They will be inducted Nov. 14 at the Gershwin Theater, where the more than 500 previous members of the...

Voting open for Theater Hall of Fame

The Theater Hall of Fame has mailed out this year’s ballot to ATCA members — check your mailbox. There are 44 theater artists listed, including actors, directors, choreographers, librettists, lyricists, composers, designers, playwrights, producers, and others, including some with predominantly regional theater credits. NEW THIS YEAR:...