2022 Antonyo Award Nominations

Thursday, Jul 7, 2022

Congratulations to the Tisch alumni and faculty nominated for a 2022 Antonyo Award!

The Antonyo Awards were created and founded in 2020 by Broadway Black and The Black Theatre Society. The inaugural awards took place on Juneteenth, 2020 as a way to acknowledge the incredible work by Black theater artists during the 2019 - 2020 season. The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Nominees were announced on June 20, 2022. This year, 16 alumni and faculty received 18 nominations for their work on 14 projects.

Find the full list of nominees here, and see below for the Tisch nominees. We look forward to cheering you on when the ceremony is announced!


Best Featured Actor In A Play (Broadway)

Skeleton Crew
Brandon J. Dirden (Faculty)

Best Direction (Off-Broadway)

Cullud wattah
Candis C. Jones ’11 (BFA, Drama)

Best Lighting Design

Wedding Band
Stacey Derosier ’18 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

Best Costume Design (Off- Broadway)

Ari Fulton ‘14 (MFA, Design for Stage & Film)

On Sugarland
Qween Jean ‘16 (MFA, Design for Stage & Film)

Cullud wattah
Kara Harmon ‘09 (MFA, Design for Stage & Film)

Best Costume Design (Broadway)

MJ: The Musical
Paul Tazewell ‘89 (MFA, Design for Stage & Film)

Best Wig/Hair Design (Broadway)

Nollywood Dreams
Nikiya Mathis ‘08 (MFA, Grad Acting)

Nikiya Mathis ‘08 (MFA, Grad Acting)

Best Musical Ensemble

Black No More
Theo Stockman ’07 (BFA, Drama)

Best Play Ensemble

Thoughts of a Colored Man
Kadeem Ali Harris ’12 (BFA, Drama)

Wedding Band
Rebecca Haden ’17 (MFA, Graduate Acting)

Best Original Score

A Strange Loop
Michael R. Jackson '03/'05 (BFA, Dramatic Writing/MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

Paradise Square
Masi Asare '07/'18 (MA/PhD, Performance Studies)

Best Actor In A Play (Off-Broadway)

Merry Wives
Susan Kelechi Watson ’03 (MFA, Graduate Acting)

Best Revival

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Signature Theatre (written, conceived, and revised by Anna Deveare Smith, Faculty)

Best Musical

A Strange Loop
Michael R. Jackson '03/'05 (BFA, Dramatic Writing/MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

Caroline, or Change
Book & Lyrics by Tony Kushner '84 (MFA, Directing)

Best Sound Design

Wedding Band
Chinazo Rena Anakwe '15 (MPS, ITP)


*We apologize for any omissions! Please send edits or additions to tsoa.alumni@nyu.edu.