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The Isabelle Stevenson Award is a special non-competitive Tony Award. It is given to "an individual from 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, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theatre."

The award is named for the late president of the American Theatre Wing, Isabelle Stevenson, and was first presented at the 2009 Tony Awards ceremony.[1] The first recipient was Phyllis Newman, who founded The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors' Fund of America.[2] The second recipient was David Hyde Pierce, recognized "for his work in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease."[3][4]




  • 2009: Phyllis Newman, for founding "The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors Fund of America."