Theater Hall of Fame 50th anniversary ceremony scheduled November 15, 2021
The Theater Hall of Fame honorees for 2021 were announced in June. The 50th annual Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater induction ceremony to honor this new cohort — actor-playwright Anna Deavere Smith, composer Alan Menkin, set designer Bob Crowley, actor Leslie Uggams, director Gerald Freedman (1927-2020), and actor Victor Garber — will go on as planned Monday, November 15. The previously reported 2021 inductee Lynn Nottage is unable to attend and will be inducted in the 2022 ceremony. Victor Garber has been added to the 2021 cohort.
Joel Grey will be the ceremony host. Presenters for the evening will include Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alfred Uhry, Daryl Roth, Jack O’Brien, John Benjamin Hickey, and Stephen Schwartz.
The Theater Hall of Fame was founded in 1971 by James M. Nederlander, Earl Blackwell, and Gerard Oestreicher. To be eligible for nomination, the individual must have at least 25 years in the Broadway theater, five major productions, be a leader of Off-Broadway, or a regional theater pioneer.
The 250 voters are past Hall of Fame inductees as well as members of the American Theater Critics Association.