Regional Theatre Tony Award

Special recognition Tony Award given annually to a regional theater company in the United States.

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American Theatre Critics Association

Only nationwide professional association of theatre critics in the United States.

It also makes the recommendation for the Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Tony Awards

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre.

Tony award medallion, designed by Herman Rosse, 1949

Regional Theatre Tony Award


State in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States, between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.

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The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, designated the State Theatre of Virginia, won the first Regional Theatre Tony Award in 1948, while the Signature Theatre in Arlington won it in 2009.

Robert Porterfield

American actor and theatre director who was best known for founding the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia.

Barter Theatre

In 1948, he won the Regional Theatre Tony Award for his "Contribution to Development of Regional Theatre".

San Francisco

Commercial and cultural center in the northern region of the U.S. state of California.

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Other local winners of the Regional Theatre Tony Award include the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Intiman Theatre Festival

Founded in 1972 as a resident theatre by Margaret "Megs" Booker, who named it for August Strindberg's Stockholm theater.

Courtyard of the Intiman Playhouse. Photographed 2009.

Intiman won the 2006 Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Gary Sinise

American actor, humanitarian, and musician.

Sinise in May 2011
Sinise on the set of Forrest Gump, in 1993
Sinise playing bass guitar in the Lt. Dan Band
Sinise with President George W. Bush after receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2008

He earned the Tony Award's Regional Theatre Award alongside the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Guthrie Theater

Center for theater performance, production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Guthrie Theater at night
Snow falling at the Guthrie
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (left), the Guthrie, the Mill City Museum (right) on the Mississippi River
The Guthrie Theater on Vineland Place, during demolition in 2006. The original exterior screen had been removed in 1974.
Walker Art Center site of the first Guthrie (green lawn at right in 2008)
Guthrie Theater from the river side
The set of 2009's Faith Healer under construction in the scene shop at the Guthrie

In 1982, the theater won the Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Cleveland Play House

Professional regional theater company located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Frederic McConnell, director of the Cleveland Play House (1938)

The theatre received the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award on June 7, 2015 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Public research university in Richmond, Virginia.

Egyptian Building (1845)
Richmond after the Civil War
The Egyptian Building early 20th century
Scott House
Ginter House
The White House of the Confederacy is located on the MCV Campus
Richmond, Virginia
The DePillars Fine Arts Building, Monroe Park Campus
Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard became the first to describe what is now called Brown-Séquard syndrome
Nobel Prize winner Baruj Benacerraf
Former Governor of Virginia Douglas Wilder
James Branch Cabell
Johnson Hall
Fan District
Brandt Hall
Monroe Park is surrounded by undergraduate dormitories
Monroe Park
Students celebrating the Rams
Mo Alie-Cox

The department's new chair Sharon Ott received the 1997 Regional Theatre Tony Award on behalf of Berkeley Repertory Theatre.