Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 18:01
Cyndi Lauper And Hugh Jackman Back Tony Awards Petition To Reinstate Sound Categories.
Cyndi Lauper and Hugh Jackman have added their star power to an online petition calling on Tony Awards organizers to reverse their decision to scrap two sound design categories from future ceremonies.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee members announced in June this year, that they would no longer be handing out honours for Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical, six years after their introduction, sparking outrage among the professional theatre industry.
A campaign to reinstate the two awards, which celebrate the work of sound engineers, was launched online, and it has since won the support of more than 32,000 people.