Hugh Jackman and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Judith Light – ambassadors for the recently announced Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Excellence in Theatre Education Award – share how their teachers have influenced their lives and careers in the special video messages below.

Video: Hugh Jackman on Theatre Education
Video: Judith Light on Theatre Education

Nominations for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award are open to the public now through March 31, 2015, for teachers at an accredited K-12 institution or recognized community theatre organization anywhere in the United States. One winner will be selected to receive the Excellence in Theatre Education Award on stage at Radio City Music Hall during the 69th Annual Tony Awards telecast on CBS at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), Sunday, June 7, 2015.

To nominate a teacher and for more information, visit www.TonyAwards.com/educationaward and use #NominateMyTeacher to spread the word about the nomination.

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