NPR: A Campaign For 'Often The Hardest-Working People On Stage' — The Chorus

Kate Shindle is president of Actors' Equity, the union that represents actors and stage managers. She says chorus members not only sing and dance, but sometimes play instruments or move scenery.

"Often the hardest-working people on stage, in a lot of respects, who could never really be recognized for that work," Shindle says.

Equity wants to change that. It's petitioning the Tony administration committee to consider awards for not only choruses, but their counterparts in plays, known as ensembles. READ MORE