Inaugural Antonyo Award Winners

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, announced the inaugural Antonyo Awards on June 9th, 2020, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.

The winners of the Antonyo Awards were announced on June 19th, 2020, Juneteenth, and the ceremony featured a performance from Tisch alumnus Jelani Alladin '14 (BFA, Drama). Congratulations to the Tisch alumni who won an award in the inaugural ceremony!

Best Play
Aziza Barnes '14 (BFA, Drama)

Best Solo Performance
Fires in the Mirror
Michael Benjamin Washington '00 (BFA, Drama)

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

Best Lighting Design
A Soldiers Play
Allen Lee Hughes '79 (MFA, Theatre Design)

Best Hair & Wig Design
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Nikiya Mathis '08 (MFA, Grad Acting)


For a full list of Antonyo Award 2020 winners, visit Playbill's list here.

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