Mr. Abbott Award

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Is an award that was created in order to honor George Abbott.

About the Mr. Abbott Award

The Mr. Abbott award is named after the famous George Abbot by the Stage Directors and Choreography Foundation. It is award that is presented, "to a director or choreographer in recognition of lifetime achievement in American Theater." There is no cash prize awarded for getting this award unlike some of the other awards presented by the Stage Directors and Choreography Foundation.[1] Abbott Award.jpg


There have been many recipients of this award to Directors and choreographers.

  • 1985 Harold Prince
  • 1986 Bob Fosse
  • 1987 Mike Nichols
  • 1988 Agnes de Mille
  • 1989 Michael Bennet
  • 1990 Gene Saks
  • 1991 Tommy Tune
  • 1992 Arvin Brown
  • 1993 Trevor Nunn
  • 1994 Jerry Zaks
  • 1995 Gordon Davidson
  • 1996 Lloyd Richards
  • 1997 Garson Kanin
  • 1998 Graciela Daniele
  • 1999 Twenty-One for the 21st: Vinnette Carroll, Zelda Fichlander, Peter Gennaro, Gillian Lynne, Marshall W. Mason, Andrei Serban
  • 2000 Celebrate Cy! (Cy Feuer's 90th Birthday)
  • 2001 Susan Stroman
  • 2002 Jack O'Brien
  • 2003 Lynne Meadow
  • 2005 Kathleen & Rob Marshall
  • 2007 Daniel Sullivan
  • 2009 Donald Saddler[2]

George Abbott

George Abbott was born in 1887 and died in 1995 at the age of 108 years old. George Abbott had many achievements in his life time; he was a actor, director, Producer, and playwright. He has won the Tony awards seven times and also a Pulitzer award winner. Between many years his theaters have gotten 40 Tony awards and nominated for many others. Some of George Abbots most famous plays were, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wonderful Town, The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, Fiorello!, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Never Too Late. George Abbott also had two books Mister Abbott, and Try-Out. Abbott is considered to be very influential to the theater world for his outstanding work.[3] [4]