Elliot Norton Awards

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The Boston Theater Critics Association is a non-profit organization of Boston theater critics affiliated with area newspapers, web magazines, and television outlets. Individually and throughout the year, we cover the arts for various outlets. Collectively we sponsor and bestow the annual Elliot Norton Awards which honor the outstanding achievements of the Boston theater community.

We invite you to view the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards honoring the outstanding work of last season which we presented virtually on May 11, 2020.

***Awards & citations in 31 categories were named and emailed to theater companies for distribution. Contact JoyceKulhawik@verizon.net if you have not received. 


***Acceptance speeches are now being posted below. Please send in any format, visual or written, to Christopher Ehlers <ehlers.christopher@gmail.com>


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2020 Elliot Norton Awardees

Click here for press release and full list of recipients!

Congratulations to all!

Click here for acceptance speeches!

Click here for a slideshow of

Johnny Lee Davenport

Click here for a biography of Johnny Lee Davenport 

Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence 

Johnny Lee Davenport - courtesy Kelly Da

Johnny Lee Davenport