Neil Mazzella, Class of 1968

Broadway has long recognized the contributions Neil has made to the American Theater throughout his career by giving him a number of honors and special awards, including a Tony Award.

President and co-founder of Hudson Scenic Studio, Hudson Sound and Light, and Hudson Theatrical Associates, Neil received his B.A. in Literature, with a minor in Dramatic Literature from SUNY Oneonta and his M.F.A. in Theatrical Theatre from Yale University School of Drama.

In 2007 he received the Tony Honor Award for Excellence in Theater, presented to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theater, but are not eligible to compete in any of the established Tony Award categories.  The Tony Honors, which were once announced during the Tony Awards broadcast, are now bestowed at a separate ceremony.

In 2013 the United States Institute for Theatre Technology awarded Neil the Distinguished Achievement Award in Technical Production.  The award recognizes his “profound contribution to professional theatre by enhancing the relationship of theatre craft to theatre art.”

Neil has served as Chair of Yale University School of Drama Board of Advisors (’01-’12) and is a former faculty member at Yale, Columbia University, and SUNY Purchase.

He has worked as technical supervisor for over 40 Broadway productions, including: A Few Good Men, The Who’s Tommy, Death of a Salesman, Glengary Glen Ross, The Odd Couple, Young Frankenstein, Macbeth, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies and Jesus Christ Superstar, to name only a handful.

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