School of Theatre Distinguished Awards

2010 Bob Avian (BFA’59) Choreographer, Director, Producer

2008 Robin Bartlett (BFA’73), Actor

2007 Jess Goldstein (BFA ’72), Costume Designer

2006 Brad Oscar, (BFA ’86), Actor

2005 David Kneuss, (BFA ’70), Executive Stage Director, The Metropolitan Opera

2004 Michael Chiklis, (BFA ’86), Actor

2003 Paula Plum, (BFA ’75), Actor

2002 David Garrison, (BFA ’74), Actor

2001 Michelle Hurd, (BFA ’88), Actor

2000 Luoyong Wang, (MFA ’89), Actor

1999 Stewart Lane (BFA ’73), Broadway Producer

1998 Geena Davis (CFA ’79), Actor

1997 Michael Murray (MFA ’55), Director

1996 Wynn Thomas (BFA ’75), Set Designer

1995 Martin Sherman (BFA ’60), Playwright

1994 Olympia Dukakis (MFA ’57), Actor

1993 Jason Alexander (CFA ’81), Actor

1992 Mary Ann Donahue (BFA ’57, MFA ’58), Executive Producer/Director WNET-TV

1991 Craig Lucas (BFA ’73), Playwright/Director

1990 Israel Hicks (BFA ’67), Dean Theatre Arts & Film Division at SUNY Purchase

1989 Douglass C. Wager (MFA ’74), Artistic Director of the Arena Stage

1988 Peter Donnelly (BFA ’60), President Corporate Council for the Arts

1987 Alfre Woodard (BFA ’74), Actor

1986 David Mitchell (NG ’60), Theatrical Designer

Note: Awardee professional affiliations and/or titles reflect their positions at the time of the award.