Boston Conservatory at Berklee professor Eric Cornell among Tony winners
Eric Cornell, a Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member, took home a Tony Award on Sunday night as a co-producer of the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” which won Best Revival of a Musical.
A faculty member since August 2018, Cornell graduated from Emerson College with a degree in theater management and is currently working toward a master’s degree in management at Harvard Extension School.
“It’s a lifelong dream to win a Tony Award, and to win one for Best Revival of a Musical alongside Eva Price and the producing team of ‘Oklahoma!’ is an incredible blessing,” Cornell said in a statement to the Globe. “Boston has one of the richest arts communities in the nation, and it is where I received the theatre education and experiences that led to this thrilling honor.”
According to a Berklee College of Music representative, a variety of Berklee alumni were also involved in various capacities with other Tony Award-winning shows this season, including “Hadestown,” “The Cher Show,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Ink,” and “Tootsie.”