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The Rosetta LeNoire Award

2017 Rosetta LeNoire Award Nominating Procedures and Guidelines

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

  • A 2017 Rosetta LeNoire Award Submission Form must be completed for each nominee/nomination.
  • The Rosetta LeNoire Award Submission Form must be returned with all nominee supporting documentation and pertinent information no later than Friday, March 10, 2017.
  • All Rosetta LeNoire Award Submission documentation, including the submission form, is limited to ten pages. Please note, any nomination over ten pages will be edited down by Actors' Equity.
  • Supporting documentation should include anything (about the nominee) that will support your nomination. Documentation can include letters of support, reviews, newspaper articles, organization information and details, programming information and details, any award information, etc.
  • Submit Nomination Form, Support Documentation and attachments to:

    Or mail hard copy to:
    Actors' Equity Association
    Attn: Emanuel Rios
    557 West Randolph Street Fl 3
    Chicago, IL 60661

For more information, contact Member Services Coordinator Emanuel Rios at 312-641-0393, Ext. 240 or at


Award pages:

Arizona Theatre Service
Diversity on Broadway

Established in 1988, the award was named in honor of the actress Rosetta LeNoire, who was also the first recipient, not only because of her body of work in the theatre - and her work with the then titled Actors' Equity Association's Ethnic Minorities Committee - but also for founding the AMAS Repertory Theatre Company

Recipients of the Rosetta LeNoire Award are:

Year Recipient
1989 Rosetta LeNoire
1990 Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis
1991 Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
1992 Joseph Papp & the New York Shakespeare Festival
1993 Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick
1994 Wynn Handman and The American Place Theatre
1995 Philip Rose
1996 Ellen Stewart, artistic director, La MaMa E.T.C.
1997 Walter J. Turnbull, Boys Choir of Harlem
1998 Sacramento Light Opera Association
1999 Dennis Zacek and Marcelle McVay, Victory Gardens Theatre
2000 Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston MA
2001 Sharon Jensen, The Non-Traditional Casting Project / Doug Mann, The Chicago Theatre Company
2002 Eric Krebs
2003 North Shore Music Theatre/Deaf West Theatre
2004 Kitty Lunn and Infinity Dance Theatre
2005 Woodie King, Jr.
2006 Mia Katigbak And National Asian-American Theatre Company
2007 Willie Boston
2008 Detroit Repertory Theatre
2009 Bethune Theatredanse
2010 Jackie Taylor
2011 Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles
2012 Philadelphia's InterAct Theatre Company
2013 Christine Toy Johnson
2014 The San Francisco Mime Troupe
2015 Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
2016 E. Faye Butler

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