SPOTLIGHT ON: JOAN MARCUS - Photographic Highlights of a Stellar Career
Every year the TONY AWARDS Committee chooses special people to recognize and honor from the community, who have contributed in a significant way to life, craft and achievements, bettering The Great White Way that is Broadway. This year, they are Joe Benincasa of The Actors Fund, General Manager Charlotte Wilcox and Photographer Joan Marcus. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private reception, on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe attended by industry insiders and the press.
As a bonus, we delved into Joan's archives to pick 10 of her most iconic photos (a near impossible task!). Scroll below for some of our favorites...
The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories.
Over the last twenty-five years, Joan Marcus has photographed almost 300 Broadway shows and hundreds of productions off-Broadway, at regional theaters and on national tours across the country. In the years preceding, she served as the house photographer for the Kennedy Center, and also worked with other DC-based theater companies. Her work is theatrical, constantly alive and imaginative. Through Joan's eyes, photographs of plays and musicals have wallpapered the city and country: from newspapers and magazines to television and the internet, from train platforms to Shubert Alley, from Playbill covers to Times Square billboards.
LILLIAN at the Kennedy Center
ANGELS IN AMERICA
CRAZY FOR YOU
NOISES OF TIME
THE LION KING
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Bill Irwin in LARGELY NEW YORK
THE BOOK OF MORMON