The Court Theatre of Chicago will be awarded this year’s Regional Theatre Tony.
The special honor is given annually to a regional theater company in the United States, and includes a $25,000 grant. The theater is selected on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association.
Founded in 1955, Court Theatre is the professional theater company associated with the University of Chicago. It began as an outdoor summer theater before building the Abelson Auditorium in 1981, where it is currently based.
“We are thrilled to present the 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award to Court Theatre,” said Heather Hitchens, president and chief executive of the American Theatre Wing and Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League in a joint statement. “Their dedication to fostering local talent, artistry and theatre within their community and their impact on a national scale, makes it a true honor to highlight their work.”
The 75th Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall on June 12. The evening will begin with an hourlong special, “The Tony Awards: Act One” hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough, which will stream on Paramount+ at 7 p.m. ET. The ceremony, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will begin at 8 p.m., broadcasting live on CBS and Paramount+.