GLAAD honored Michael Elyanow’s “The Children” (The Theatre @ Boston Court, Spring 2012) along side former President Bill Clinton, entertainment attorney Steve Warren, and the best in film and television at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.
“’The Children’ was one of the most beautiful, passionate, moving, painful, resilient plays I have ever had the privilege to shepherd to fruition. That Michael Elyanow’s brilliance was acknowledged by GLAAD makes me thrilled that others recognize what an important voice he is for our time,” said The Theatre @ Boston Court, co-artistic director.
“I can’t tell you how thankful I am to GLAAD for this award. I wrote a play about finding the courage to love in the face of extreme darkness, so it’s an especially meaningful honor for me to be recognized by GLAAD, whose organization has been an encouraging and loving force for the LGBT community since its inception. I’m grateful to Jessica Kubzansky, Emilie Beck, and all involved with The Theatre @ Boston Court who helped turn ‘The Children’ into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, and I thank the GLAAD Media Awards once again for shining their light on what I hope others will find to be a very human and very hopeful play,” commented playwright, Michael Elyanow.
Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Award recipients announced Saturday in Los Angeles.
- Advocate for Change Award: Bill Clinton (presented by Harvey Weinstein and Jennifer Lawrence)
- Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Steve Warren (presented by Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron)
- Outstanding Film – Wide Release: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment) [accepted by: writer and director Stephen Chbosky with Logan Lerman, Johnny Simmons, and Mae Whitman]
- Outstanding Comedy Series: The New Normal (NBC) [accepted by: co-creators Ryan Murphy with Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, and Jayson Blair]
- Outstanding Individual Episode: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do” Raising Hope(Fox) [accepted by: show creator Greg Garcia with Cloris Leachman, and Shannon Woodward]
- Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series: American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) [accepted by: show creator Ryan Murphy]
- Outstanding Daily Drama: Days of Our Lives (NBC) [accepted by: Freddie Smith]
- Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins” Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
- Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: ‘The Children’ by Michael Elyanow
- Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: “Confirma su identidad como mujer” Showbiz (CNN en Español)
- Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine: TIE: “Los transexuales buscan su identidad en medio de ignorancia y prejuicios” Encuentro (CNN en Español) and “La vida en rosa” Aquí y Ahora(Univision)
- Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Gays y padres excelentes” by Pilar Marrero (La Opinión)
The Theatre @ Boston Court’s production of “The Children” was supported in part by the City of Pasadena, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generous contributions of The Theatre @ Boston Court supporters and contributors.
Send questions, comments and suggestions to email@example.com.