2005 Tonys Will Reward Design Twice As Much

In a unique rule change, the Tony Administration Committee announced that awards for lighting, set, and costume design will be given in two categories beginning with next year's awards. Designers for both plays and musicals will be eligible for Tony Awards in those respective categories.

“It makes a great deal of sense to me because a play never wins over a musical,” says Heidi Ettinger who received two Tony Awards for designing The Secret Garden (1991) and Big River (19

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