BWW TV: Nick Wyman on AEA's Special Tony - 'Now Every Equity Actor Has a Tony!'
This year, Actor's Equity Association was awarded one of this year's Special Tonys and on hand to accept the prize was AEA's president, Broadway vet Nick Wyman. Wyman sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk about the importance of the recognition from the Tony Administration, and what it means to the community of Equity actors.
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. Beginning this month, the organization is celebration it's 100th anniversary.