Distinguished Career Award

About the Award

The Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Distinguished Career Award is presented annually to a theatre, professional, advocate, administrator or educator who during their career has made outstanding contributions to the theatrical arts field. The award is presented at the annual SETC Convention’s Saturday night Banquet Gala & Awards Ceremony. The recipient presents a keynote address earlier in the day which is open to all SETC Convention attendees.

2021 Award Recipient: Rosemary Harris

SETC was pleased to honor Rosemary Harris as our 2021 Distinguished Career Award Recipient. Rosemary was presented the award by SETC President Maegan McNerney Azar and her keynote Q&A was moderated by Keith Martin.

Past Distinguished Career Award Recipients

  • 1960 – Stark Young
  • 1961 – Charles Coburn
  • 1962 – Fred Coe
  • 1963 – Samuel Selden
  • 1965 – John Mason Brown
  • 1967 – Tennessee Williams
  • 1970 – Bob Porterfield
  • 1971 – Nunnally Johnson
  • 1972 – Roger Stevens
  • 1973 – Marian Gallaway
  • 1974 – Ossie Davis
  • 1976 – Melvyn Douglas
  • 1977 – Lillian Hellman
  • 1978 – Josh Logan
  • 1979 – John Houseman
  • 1980 – Ellen Stewart
  • 1981 – José Ferrer
  • 1982 – Mildred Dunnock
  • 1983 – Mercedes McCambridge
  • 1984 – Zelda Fichandler
  • 1985 – Patrica Zipprodt
  • 1986 – Ben Edwards
  • 1987 – Norris Houghton
  • 1988 – Lloyd Richards
  • 1989 – Zoe Caldwell
  • 1990 – Jerome Lawrence
  • 1991 – Arthur Lessac
  • 1992 – Jose Quintero
  • 1993 – Charles Strouse
  • 1994 – Julie Harris
  • 1996 – Jon Jory
  • 1997 – Stephen Schwartz
  • 1998 – Tharon Musser
  • 1999 – Ming Cho Lee
  • 2000 – Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt
  • 2001 – Edward Albee
  • 2002 – William Ivey Long
  • 2003 – Michael Kahn
  • 2004 – Christopher Durang
  • 2005 – Dixie Carter
  • 2006 – Anne Bogart
  • 2007 – Marsha Norman
  • 2008 – Alliance Theatre of Atlanta
  • 2009 – Eugene Lee
  • 2010 – Judith Malina
  • 2011 – Ben Cameron
  • 2012 – Tony Walton & Richard Pilbrow
  • 2013 – Ken Ludwig
  • 2014 – Terrence Mann
  • 2015 – Ben Vereen
  • 2016 – Pearl Cleage
  • 2017 – Oskar Eustis
  • 2018 – Jane Greenwood
  • 2019 – Muriel Miguel
  • 2020 – NC Black Rep
  • 2021 – Rosemary Harris

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