All the Way, the play written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A.1975) about LBJ’s “accidental presidency” and the year leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and his election, just won a Tony Award for Best Play and Bryan Cranston won the Best Actor Tony in the lead role as LBJ!
College of Fine Arts News
Scenic Design graduate (B.F.A. 1984) Kevin Adams has won his fourth Tony Award for lighting Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Less than a year after Dallas Theater Center Presents Steven Dietz's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, it will stage a play by Andrew Hinderaker, who graduated from Dietz's playwriting class at the University of Texas at Austin. Colossal is being touted as a season highlight for 2014-15.
Department of Theatre and Dance undergraduate Lucy Kerr earned the top prize in the distinguished University Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence. Kerr’s senior thesis about changing perceptions of disabled people through applied modern dance garnered her the first place spot and a $10,000 grand prize.
Martin Zimmerman (M.F.A. in Playwriting, 2010) has been announced as the winner of theTerrance McNally New Play Award for his play Let Me Count The Ways.
Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music at The University of Texas at Austin, effective September 1.
The Through Our Eyes student photography display is meant to give students an opportunity to depict various aspects of campus life through photography.
Each semester, students are encouraged to submit their own photographs portraying a different theme or element of student life.
Mark-Anthony Zuniga, Academic Advisor for the Department of Theatre and Dance, is one of five UT Austin recipients of the prestigious 2014 James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising.
2014 Music Teacher National Association's Teacher of the Year award will be presented to Professor Martha Hilley at the Awards Brunch at the MTNA National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
"My students are my partners. For me to just talk isn't teaching," says Joan Lazarus of Theatre and Dance honored as one of the Texas 10, most talented and inspiring professors to walk the Forty Acres.