For Shakespeare Theatre Company’s gay artistic director Michael Kahn, 2012 is turning out to be a real banner year. Not only is his company celebrating its 25th anniversary season, it’s also being honored with the prestigious Regional Theatre Tony Award. And on Sunday evening when the nobs of American theater gather for the Tony Awards annual ceremony in New York, Kahn will be on hand to receive the prize.
Kahn released a statement expressing his gratitude: “I am so honored to have the work of the Shakespeare Theatre Company recognized in this way. This is a very touching tribute to have the work of all of the artists and staff who have been a part of our 25-year history acknowledged.”
The Regional Theatre Tony Award honors a non-profit, professional regional theater that has displayed a continuous level of artistic achievement contributing to the growth of theater nationally.