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The Broadway League, American, founded 1930  Search this
The American Theatre Wing, American, founded 1917  Search this
Received by:
Yale Repertory Theatre, American, founded 1966  Search this
Subject of:
Benjamin Mordecai, American, 1944 - 2005  Search this
August Wilson, American, 1945 - 2005  Search this
brass, nickel and pewter with acrylic and felt
L x W (a.): 3 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 8 1/2 in. (9.5 × 9.5 × 21.6 cm)
H x W (b.): 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (3.8 × 3.8 cm)
trophies (prizes)
The 1987 Antoinette Perry Award, or Tony Award, for “Best Play” awarded to Yale Repertory Theatre for the production of "Fences."
The award consists of a silver medallion inside a silver metal arc, mounted on a square, black lacquer base. Printed in relief on the front of the medallion is [ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD] and an image of the comedy and tragedy theater masks. Printed in relief along the edge of the reverse side of the medallion is [THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES AND PRODUCERS, INC. / AND THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING, INC.] and in the center [PRESENT / THE AMERICAN THEATRE / WINGS TONY AWARD / TO]. Completed in engraved text is [The Yale / Repertory Theatre / BEST PLAY – PRODUCER: / FENCES / 1986-87]. The medallion sits on a black, block base with a small silver plaque with engraved text reading [AMERICAN / THEATRE WING / TONY AWARD]. The block is mounted on a square, black lacquer plinth, the bottom of which is covered in red felt and a silver sticker for the manufacturer: [MALCOLM & HAYES].
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sherry L. Mordecai in memory of her husband Benjamin Mordecai
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture