Tony Awards to Exclude Sound Engineer Trophies Next Year


Tony Awards to Exclude Sound Engineer Trophies Next Year


Tony Awards Administration Committee determined that Best Sound Design of a Play and of a Musical will not be part of the competitive awards starting next year.

With the 2014 Tony Awards' curtain down, the Tony Awards Administration Committee met for an evaluation on Wednesday, June 11. It has been determined that two trophies will be eliminated from the competitive list next season.

According to the Associated Press, Broadway's sound designers achievements are being dropped. After a review on the eligibility rules, Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical will be excluded from the 2014-2015 season and afterwards.

However, it is still possible for sound designers to receive a Tony award. A special award may be given "when it determines that extraordinary sound design has been achieved."

In addition, the committee also determined that plays and musicals that have not been previously produced on Broadway, but have been determined by them to be part of the popular repertoire will be included, along with producers in the Best Revival of a Play/Musical categories.

Brian Ronan was the last winner of the musical sound design award for his work in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical". Steve Canyon Kennedy took the play category for "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill".

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    Tony4Sound
    Jun 13, 2014

    Sound Designers are not sound engineers; engineers are a totally separate job in the theater. Headlines like this are contributing to the false notion that sound designers are not artists worthy of artistic recognition.

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Brad Pitt Reportedly Moving In With Kate Hudson Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce
  2. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Thrilled' She's Expecting First Child With Tristan Thompson
  3. Jennifer Lopez Breaks Silence on Her Relationship With Drake
  4. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo
  5. Is Charlize Theron's Adopted Son Becoming a Girl? He Wears Box Braids and Pink Outfit
  6. Chris Brown and Rihanna May Start Hooking Up Again After Spotted Hanging Out Together
  7. Kim Kardashian Did Want to Divorce Kanye West. Here's Why She Stays
  8. Report: Angelina Jolie Is Forced to Hand Over Kids to Brad Pitt
  9. Kim Kardashian 'Had a Secret Fling' With 'Celebrity Big Brother' Star Calum Best
  10. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Apparently Only Fake Their Breakup

CELEBS PHOTO