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Diversity on Broadway Award

AEA Diversity Award to MERCHANT OF VENICE

The Public Theater’s acclaimed production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is the recipient of its Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2010-2011 Season. The Award was presented at a reception at the Equity headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. In addition, Equity received a Mayoral Proclamation, presented by Commissioner Katherine Oliver, designating June 7th as Diversity on Broadway Day.

The Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity Award, presented by Equity’s Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, honors and encourages those who actively promote the goals of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for those who work in the theater. Accepting the award will be Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater.

Produced by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and controversial plays and starred Al Pacino, Lily Rabe, David Harbour, Jesse L. Martin, Byron Jennings, Heather Lind, David Aaron Baker, Gerry Bamman, Matthew Rauch, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Isaiah Johnson, Christopher Fitzgerald, Peter Francis James, Richard Topol, Thomas Michael Hammond, Charles Kimbrough and Seth Numrich. The cast also featured Happy Anderson, George Bartenieff, Liza J. Bennett, Glenn Fleshler, Luke Forbes, Herb Foster, Bryce Gill, Jade Hawk, Bethany Heinrich, Curt Hostetter, Tia James, Kelsey Kurz, Brian Keith Macdonald, Dorien Makhloghi, Kim Martin-Cotten, Brian Sgambati and Baylen Thomas.

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE featured scenic design by Mark Wendland; costume design by Jess Goldstein; lighting design by Kenneth Posner; sound design by Acme Sound Partners; and original music by Dan Moses Schreier.




 

Award pages:

Bayfield
Callaway
Derwent
Eisenberg
Jordan
LeNoire
Quinn
Robeson
Seff
Sturtevant
Arizona Theatre Service
ACCA
Diversity on Broadway
Spirit of Diversity






Recipients of the Broadway Diversity Award are:
Year Show
2007 110 IN THE SHADE & LES MISERABLES
2008 N/A
2009 BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL
2010 AMERICAN IDIOT
2011 THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
2012 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
2013 CINDERELLA & THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
2014 IF/THEN
2015 IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
2016 HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING, WAITRESS
2017 A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, COME FROM AWAY, NATASHA PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812



 
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