‘The Lost Colony’ Tony Award Arrives At Waterside Theatre

Posted By on June 8, 2013

America’s longest running outdoor symphonic drama, The Lost Colony will be recognized at this weekend’s Tony Awards, as the 76-year-old production receives a special Honor for Excellence in Theater.

To be presented at a ceremony tonight in New York City, the Tony award itself will arrive at the historic Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island this Tuesday.

The Lost Colony 2013 (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

On Tuesday, June 11th at 10:30 AM the actual Tony Honor will arrive at the Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony

The prestigious award will be presented on Saturday evening in a private Tony Eve Cocktail Reception in New York City hosted by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League.  Accepting the Honor will be William H. Coleman, CEO of the Roanoke Island Historical Association and Stephen B. King, Sr., Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Tony Honor is given to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories.  This year’s Tony Honor will be awarded to Career Transition For Dancers, William “Bill” Craver, Peter Lawrence, and The Lost Colony

The Lost Colony's Tony Honor

The Lost Colony’s Tony Honor

The actual Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 9th at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS at 8:00 PM.  While the Tony Honors will not be a part of that broadcast, the evening will feature the best of the 2013 Broadway Season.  Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the celebration will feature more performances and appearances from stars and shows than ever before.  Terrance Mann, who directed The Lost Colony from 2001-2004, is nominated for his performance in Pippin.

William Ivey Long, current production designer for The Lost Colony, is nominated for his costumes for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

When The Lost Colony Tony arrives at the Waterside Theatre, the company would like to invite the community to join them in the theatre to both welcome and accept the award. 

On Tuesday, June 11th at 10:30 AM the Tony Honor will arrive in true theatrical style.  “This award belongs to anyone who has ever been in, supported or attended The Lost Colony, and we want them to come join us as we welcome it to Roanoke Island,” reports CEO William H. Coleman.  Come to the theatre and actually hold the Tony.  “We are all very proud of this honor, and accept it in the name of everyone who has nurtured 76 years of production history.” 

Click here to read our review of this year’s production of The Lost Colony and view our photo gallery of more than 70 exclusive photos from the final dress rehearsal!  

The Lost Colony 2013 (photo: OBXentertainment.com)


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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