What an honor!
The Tony Awards Administrators have announced that Bernadette Peters and Hugh Jackman will both be honored with some serious accolades this year at the ceremony, with the former receiving the Isabelle Stevenson Award and the latter a Special Tony Awards, which will also be recevied by the Actors’ Equity Association!
The Stevenson Award recognizes someone "who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theatre," and our beloved Bernadette has been singled out for founding Broadway Barks!, which helps adopt shelter animals!
Pretty well-deserved, wouldn't U say?!
As for Hugh, well, he's pretty much the best thing to happen musicals ever, so it's no wonder he's getting honored!
Ha! We kid, as that's an unfair generalization, but still!
We know it's true in our heart!
Congrats, congrats, you guys!
[Images via WENN.]
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