The Tony Awards announced the four winners of the latest Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. They are senior newsagent Irene Gandy, stage manager Beverly Jenkins, PRG Scenic Technologies President Fred Gallo, and the New Federal Theatre (Founded by Woody King Jr. The award is traditionally given to individuals and institutions in the industry. Individuals, who are not qualified to enter the established competitive Tony category.

They Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

The four join a group of previously reported honorees to be recognized as part of the 74th annual ceremony: Lifetime Achievement. Along with recipients Graciela Daniele and Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient Julie Halston. And Special Tony honorees American Utopia, Freestyle Love Supreme, and Broadway Advocacy Coalition.

The Ceremony

The ceremony, originally scheduled for June 2020 but put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, will take place September 26 in a two-part broadcast. With a majority of awards given out in a Paramount+ presentation prior to a performance-filled celebration on both CBS and the streamer.

The honorees

Irene Gandy

Gandy often appears in fur media previews. Her own product line is about to be launched. She has participated in more than 100 Broadway shows. Many of which are her and producer Jeffrey Richards for three years Part of their cooperation. In addition to publicity work, she also often serves as a producer. Starring in works including Gershwin’s Porgy and Beth, Emerson’s Bar and Grill’s Lady Day, and Sarafina’s national tour. She started her career in 1968 as a public relations officer for a black ensemble company.

Beverly Jenkins

Jenkins has been a professional stage manager for more than 30 years and currently produces Hadestown on Broadway. Many of her previous works include A Bronx Tale, Dedicated Heart, Living with Love, If You Hear My Call, In The Highlands, Q Avenue, and The Lion King. Like Gandy, Jenkins was born in Negro Ensemble Company and served as the company manager of the group.

Fred Gallo

Gallo’s PRG is one of the main suppliers of landscape and set automation. His work is part of the family heritage of the Broadway stage staff, including patenting various theater sets and rigging equipment and technically instructing. He worked on such shows as Spider-Man: Turn off the Darkness and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

New Federal Theatre

 New Federal Theatre was founded by Woodie King, Jr. in 1970. It was born out of the Youth Mobilization Program. It received initial funding from Henry Street Settlement and the New York State Arts Council to introduce and bring multicultural audiences to people of color and female artists. Into the mainstream. They have achieved many breakthrough successes, including JE Franklin’s Black Girl, Ed Bullins’ The Take of Janie, and Ntozake Shane’s For Girls of Color. They considered suicide when the rainbow was Enuf; the third revival was focused on Broadway bow.

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