Congratulations! CalArtians Win Tony, Student Academy Award this Weekend

This weekend, two CalArts alumni were awarded honors in their respective fields.

Kevin Adams (Theater MFA 86) won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for American Idiot. Check out the video trailer (above) for a glimpse into Adams’ work for the musical. The win marks his third Tony Award: In 2007, Adams won for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Spring Awakening. He followed that win in 2008 with the Tony for Best Lighting Design of a Play for The 39 Steps.

Andres Salaff (Film/Video BFA 09) was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Bronze Medalist at the 2010 Student Academy Awards on Saturday evening.  Salaff was recognized in the Animation category for this thesis film Lifeline. While the students were notified previously of their awards, their placement – Gold, Silver or Bronze – was not revealed until the ceremony on Saturday night. As a Bronze Medal award winner, Salaff received $2,000.

Congratulations from us at CalArts and 24700!

Student Academy Award

Student Academy Award winners include recent CalArts alumni Andres Salaff (third, front row) | Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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