Trinity Rep established the Pell Awards in 1997 to honor artists whose artistic careers exemplify the values of Senator Claiborne Pell, one of the principal founders of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 2017 Pell Awards Gala took place on Monday, May 22. Details for the 2018 Pell Awards to be announced.

For more information, contact Jen Canole, director of development, at (401) 453-9234 or jcanole@trinityrep.com.

Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Jane Alexander
Kate Burton
Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
Viola Davis
Olympia Dukakis
Oskar & Laurie Eustis
Adrian Hall
Richard & Sharon Jenkins
Jessica Lange
Arthur Miller
Liza Minnelli
Toni Morrison
Robert Redford
Chita Rivera
Jason Robards
Maurice Sendak
Beverly Sills
Stephen Sondheim

Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts

John Krasinski
Debra Messing
Amy Morton
Kevin Spacey
Trinity Rep Resident Acting Company

New England Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

Brian Dennehy
Julie Harris
Jeffrey Osborne
Lloyd Richards
Gunther Schuller
John Updike

Pell Award/Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in/to the Arts

Elizabeth Z. Chace
Mayor Vincent A. Cianci, Jr.
Martha Douglas-Osmundson
Joe & Sally Dowling
Adrian Hall
Mary Paula Hunter
P. William Hutchinson
Virginia Lynch
Lowry Marshall
Elaine Foster Perry
Julie Strandberg

Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in Arts Education

Ruth J. Simmons

Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts

Joseph A. Chazan M.D.
Mihailo “Misha” Djuric
Michael Gennaro
Roger Mandle
Senator Claiborne Pell
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
George Wein
J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

John Benson
Howard BenTré
Dan Butterworth
Len Cabral
Charlene Carpenzano
John Chan
Bob Colonna
Robert Coover
Umberto “Bert” Crenca
Richard Cumming
Ruth Frisch Dealy
Tony Estrella
Richard Fleischner
Peter Geisser
Malcolm Grear
Michael Harper
Bunny Harvey
Dorothy Jungels & the Everett Dance Theatre
George Kent
Eugene Lee
David Macaulay
Salvatore Mancini
Dave McKenna
Barbara Meek
Denny Moers
Timothy Philbrick
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley
Duke Robillard
Thomas Sgouros, Sr.
Consuelo Sherba
Gretchen Dow Simpson
Maria Spacagna
Judith Lynn Stillman
Chris Van Allsburg
Paula Vogel
Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop
William Warner
Rose Weaver
Steven Weinberg
Toots Zynsky