Your Theater Teacher Could Win a Tony!

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Photo Source: Courtesy of the Tony Awards

Is your theater teacher the reason you decided to seriously pursue acting? Did they teach you that hard-to-nail monologue plus the entirety of “Les Misérable”? Show your appreciation by sending them to the Tonys to receive the annual Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by the prestigious award show and Carnegie Mellon University.

Individuals worthy of this honor have “demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession,” according to a statement.

Last year, over 4,000 submissions from across the country yielded inaugural winner, Corey Mitchell, from the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C. Finalists will win a cash prize and be flown to New York City for the June 12 ceremony. The deadline to submit teachers is Feb. 29.

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