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Lifetime Achievement Award

Given annually since 1995, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made substantial contributions to the life of the Philadelphia theatre community over a significant period of time. Past honorees have included directors, actors, artistic directors, producers, educators, and patrons and supporters of the theatre.

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For your nomination, we ask that you submit a written letter together with relevant biographical information of the nominee. It is important that we have this material available for review, no matter how well-known your nominee is. Please submit all materials in electronic form to the Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Committee at theatrephilalifetime@gmail.com by Friday, June 22.

Nominees for this award should be individuals who have made substantial contributions to the life of the Philadelphia theatre community over a significant length of time. Nominees can be from any area of theatre work or philanthropy. Directors, actors, artistic directors, producers, educators, and theatre patrons have been all been honored in past years. We encourage you to take part in this nomination process so that the award will be based on the widest possible participation of the Philadelphia theatre community. 

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Award Recipients

2018 Paul Meshejian
2017 Penelope Reed
2016 Sara Garonzik
2015 Johnnie Hobbs, Jr.
2014 Carla Belver
2013 Ceal Phelan
2012 Jiri Zizka
2011 Harry Dietzler
2010 Ted & Stevie Wolf
2009 Dugald MacArthur
2008 Dolly Beechman Schall
2007 Carole Haas Gravagno
2006 Robert Hedley
2005 James J. Christy
2004 Louis Lippa
2003 Tom McCarthy

2002 Marcia Salvatore
2001 Catherine "Kaki" Marshall
2000 Adele Magner
1999 John E. Allen, Jr.
1998 Frank C.P. McGinn
1997 Doug Wing
1996 Katherine "Kitty" Minehart
1995 Albert Benzwie