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The Diversity Gap in the Tony Awards

THE DIVERSITY GAP IN THE TONY AWARDS 31 YEARS * 1982-2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE 2012-2013 TONY AWARDS NOMINATING COMMITTEE, 50% ARE WOMEN BUT ONLY 8% ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR 90% 73% WHITE WHITE BEST DIRECTOR 10% 27% OF A PLAY PEOPLE OF COLOR PEOPLE OF COLOR 88% 88% Mercedes Ruehl 1991 Phylicia Rashad 2004 PEOPLE OF COLOR Jennifer Holliday 1982 WHITE MALE Chita Rivera 1984 and 1993 Lloyd Richards 1991 George C. Wolfe 1992 Gerald Gutierrez 1995 and 1996 Viola Davis 2010 Ruth Brown 1989 Lea Salonga 1991 Heather Headley 2000 LaChanze 2006 BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY WOMEN Garry Hynes 1998 Mary Zimmerman 2002 Anna D. Shapiro 2008 Audra McDonald 2012 12% 12% Marianne Elliott 2011 PEOPLE OF COLOR FEMALE 94% BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL WHITE OF A MUSICAL 97% 94% 87% WHITE MALE WHITE PERSON OF COLOR George C. Wolfe 1992 6% WOMEN Julie Taymor 1991 PEOPLE OF COLOR Susan Stroman 2001 James Earl Jones 1987 3% 6% 13% Denzel Washington 2010 FEMALE PEOPLE OF COLOR PEOPLE OF COLOR Ben Harney 1982 Gregory Hines 1992 Brian Stokes Mitchell 2000 for more conversations on diversity, visit David Alvarez 2009 blog.leeandlow.com ABOUT EVERYONE • FOR EVERYONE LEE & LOW B00KS y l t Men tataco May 2 .con hatantsin Iy Wa at moted Ma 21.2 dav ut Pr Daman ata. ue t han ARetteudeshon A3. 2 e ontetatut npete Te ket OLA t patu Tay ten. Etetetcton e 14,2012. vicomtatne t PRODUCED BY LEE & LOW BOOKS. DESIGNED BY BEN MAUTNER. O 2013

The Diversity Gap in the Tony Awards

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Over the next several months, LEE & LOW BOOKS will be looking at diversity issues in several different arenas and talking to experts to see if patterns of inequality repeat themselves in different pla...

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