A&E

Video: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley accepts Tony Award

Honor comes as Palo Alto-rooted company approaches milestone season

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Executive Director Phil Santora and Board Chair Judy Heyboer were in New York City to accept the Regional Theatre Tony Award on June 9.

The award is given annually to a non-Broadway theater company and is based on recommendations from the American Theatre Critics Association. It carries with it a $25,000 grant.

"This award is for generations of collaborators who've grown TheatreWorks for 50 years," Kelley said in his acceptance speech from Radio City Music Hall, before giving a shout-out to TheatreWorks' home bases of Palo Alto and Mountain View.

"Half a century ago the cast of our first production gave me an unforgettable gift on opening night: They filled my car with food," he said with a smile. "Tonight you've given TheatreWorks a priceless gift as well — a glorious launch to the next 50 years."

Watch the full acceptance speech here.

Related content:

Kelley was one of this year's recipients of a Lifetimes of Achievement award. Read our profile of him here.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Su Hong Palo Alto's last day of business will be Sept. 29
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 5,287 views

Troubling safety issues in our fair city
By Diana Diamond | 16 comments | 1,584 views

Premarital, Women Over 50 Do Get Married
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,459 views

Natural Wines?
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 1,407 views

Electric Buses: A case study
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 1,208 views

 

Register now!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

More Info