Scenes From The Annual Black Theater Alliance Awards

Photos by: Isadore Howard - Email:

Vincent Williams, Founder & President of the Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc.

Melvin Abston, Host of The Ninth Annual Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards

Dr. Margaret Burroughs (Lifetime Honoree) and Vincent Williams

Julian Swain (Lifetime Honoree) and Najwa I

Melvia "Chick" Rogers-Williams singing The Lord's Prayer

Runako Jahi(eta) and Reginald B. Wilson (Best Set Design Winner)

Jackie Taylor, Black Ensemble Theater

Tina Marie Wright, Paulette McDaniels and Lydia Diamond performing Dr. Burrough's famous poem "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black"

Lisa Johnson - Willingham (Best Choreography) and Rick Stone.

(L to R) Ernest Perry Jr. and Ronnel Taylor,
(Tie) - Featured Actor in a Play (Drama or Comedy)

Stephanie Booth's victory walk, Best Featured Actress in a Play (Musical or Revue)

Chester M. Gregory and Paulette McDaniels

Lydia Diamond and Chavez Ravine

Carolyn Nelson and Ronnel Taylor

J. David Shanks and Ronnel Taylor

The cast of "Cut Flowers"

Joel Hall, Nancy Teinowitz, and Randy Duncan

Chavez Ravine, Lawrence - Hilton Jacobs, and David Adams

Willie B. Goodson

Libya Pugh, Vincent Williams, and Javon Johnson

Congo Square Theater Company Ensemble

Sarita Smith Childs

Javon Johnson holding the best awards in the world.

Charles Smith and Chuck Smith

Darryl Alan Reed and Phillip Edward Van Lear

Darryl Alan Reed and Douglas Alan-Mann

Harry J. Lennix

BTAA Winner and 3-time Tony winner, Hinton Battle

A beaming Runako Jahi

Vincent Williams and Francois Battiste


American Airlines is the official airline of the Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards

Black United Fund Of Illinois - Burrell Communications - City Arts - Columbia College Chicago -
Department of Cultural Affairs - Illinois Arts Council - Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee -
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