Nick Scandalios, Executive Vice President of the Nederlander Organization, will be this year’s recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, the Tony administration committee announced today. The award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations.
Scandalios will be presented the Award “for his tireless advocacy and dedication to LGBTQ families nationwide.”
“Whatever Nick does, he does with passion, pride and purpose,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, President & CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “Whether it’s his work on-stage or off, he gives 100% of himself. In a time that is so critical for the LGBTQ community, his work and his commitment to the Family Equality Council has never been more important or inspiring. We could not be more proud to present Nick with this year’s Isabelle Stevenson Award.”
In 2014, Scandalios was elected Board Chair of The Family Equality Council, an organization that helps protect the rights of LGBTQ parents and their children through advocacy, outreach and community. He played an instrumental role in the Council’s work contributing to the movement’s Supreme Court successes.
Scandalios, who has been with the Nederlander Organization for 31 years, is also a past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Broadway League and serves on the Board of Trustees for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
One of Broadway’s major producers and theater owners, Nederlander also owns or operates theaters in Los Angeles, Chicago, London and San Diego, among other cities.
The 72nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will air on the CBS Sunday, June 10 at 8 PM, ET/delayed PT), live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall.