Bob Fosse bestowed Mr. Abbott Award, 1986

Named in honor of the legendary director George Abbott, the “Mr. Abbott” award is presented to a director or choreographer in recognition of lifetime achievement in American theatre. Pictured below is Bob Fosse’s cast bronze “Mr. Abbott” award measuring ten inches in height and having the front engraved placard reading:

 “The Mr. Abbott for Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre Awarded to Bob Fosse 1986 by Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation”

Founded in 1965, Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation exists to foster, promote and develop the creativity and craft of stage directors and choreographers. SDCF’s goals are to provide opportunities to practice the crafts of directing and choreography; to gather and disseminate craft and career information; to promote the profession to emerging talent; to provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge among directors and choreographers; to increase the awareness of the value of directors’ and choreographers’ work, and to convene around issues affecting theatre artists.

 “Mr. Abbott” Award Winners

1985
Harold Prince
1986
Bob Fosse
1987
Mike Nichols
1988
Agnes de Mille
1989
Michael Bennet
1990
Gene Saks
1991
Tommy Tune
1992
Arvin Brown
1993
Trevor Nunn
1994
Jerry Zaks
1995
Gordon Davidson
1996
Lloyd Richards
1997
Garson Kanin
1998
Graciela Daniele
1999
Twenty-One for the 21st: Vinnette Carroll, Zelda Fichandler, Peter Gennaro, Gillian Lynne, Marshall W. Mason, Andrei Serban
2000
Cy Feuer  Celebrate Cy! (Cy Feuer’s 90th Birthday)
2001
Susan Stroman
2002
Jack O’Brien
2003
Lynne Meadow
2005
Kathleen & Rob Marshall
2007
Daniel Sullivan
2009
Donald Saddler
2011
George C. Wolfe

For more information visit: http://www.sdcweb.org/foundation/sdcf-about-us/