The Tony Awards have announced a number of noncompetitive prizes: the lyricist Sheldon Harnick and the director Marshall W. Mason will receive lifetime achievement awards, Paper Mill Playhouse will receive the regional theater award, and special awards will be given to the National Endowment for the Arts for its support of theater and to Miles Wilkin for his work in the business of touring Broadway shows.
"I would like to think that all our work on Pump Boys and Dinettes, in an indirect way at least, might have helped steer the Paper Mill ship into the arms of the Regional Tony. Congratulations all around!"
-John Foley, co-author and director of Pump Boys at Paper Mill, April 2016
Video: Ossabaw Island Family Performance by Jim Wann
JIM WANN, much honored composer/lyricist and performer (Pump Boys And Dinettes, King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running) ), celebrates UNC and Chapel Hill roots in a new recording, Jim Wann & Friends: Blue Heaven. Don Dixon, Marti Jones, Bland Simpson, Red Clay Ramblers, Tony Williamson, Rod Abernethy and more join Jim in the upbeat spirit of the original Cat’s Cradle, where many enduring friendships and musical journeys began.