This year, the Tony Awards Committee honored Gettysburg College alumna Charlotte Wilcox ’69 for Excellence in Theatre at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe on June 2.
Wilcox has been a leader in the industry for more 40 years. As a general manager and founder of The Charlotte Wilcox Company, she has provided guidance and leadership for more than 100 shows, including serving as a producer of Beautiful – The Carol King Musical, a 2014 Tony Award nominee for best musical.
She has also served as general manager for productions of Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Cyrano, all three Broadway productions of Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, Taboo, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Come Fly Away, West Side Story, and Catch Me If You Can.
A 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Wilcox has always been eager to mentor current students through the Gettysburg College Center for Career Development. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the Broadway League and is active with the League of Professional Theater.
At the 2014 Tony Awards Ceremony, Beowolf Boritt, son of Prof. Emeritus Gabor Boritt, also won for Best Scenic Design of a Broadway Play. In his acceptance speech, he thanked former Gettysburg College professors Jerry Hanson and Emile Schmidt P'81, 84 for their mentorship.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
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