The Del Hughes Award

Perry Slivey, Peter Lawrence, Bob Bennett (left to right)

On Monday, May 20, 2013 the Stage Managers’ Association awarded the Del Hughes Award for Lifetime Achievment and Excellence in the Art of Stage Management to three worthy recipients (left to right in the photo): Perry Silvey, Peter Lawrence, and Bob Bennett.

The awards were presented at a ceremony that took place at Connolly’s Bar and Restaurant on 45th Street in New York City. It was well attended, with more than 65 people in the audience. The SMA continues to award more than 1 Del Hughes per year in order to catch up on the 10 years that they were not awarded in the 2000s.

In addition to hearing from the awardees, the M/C for the event was Richard Costabile, Chairman Emeritus of the SMA, and we were treated to wonderful introductions by friends and colleagues of each awardee.

The SMA is proud to count Peter Lawrence and Bob Bennet as Founding & Lifetime Members of the Association, and to welcome Perry Silvey as a newly inducted Lifetime Member.

As the website is currently undergoing a re-design, you can access pictures from the event in a Picasa gallery on the web: