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Boston Conservatory at Berklee professor Eric Cornell among Tony winners

Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member Eric Cornell.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member Eric Cornell.(Courtesy of Eric Cornell)

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.”

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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.”


Lillian Brown can be reached at lillian.brown@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @lilliangbrown.