Alumna Toni-Leslie James Receives Tony Nomination

April 30, 2019
Toni-Leslie James

Alumna Toni-Leslie James (BFA '79) received her third Tony Award Nomination for Bernhardt/HamletBernhardt/Hamlet is the critically acclaimed play about the turn-of-the-century international stage celebrity Sarah Bernhardt's performance in Hamlet.

In Memoriam: David Ayers

April 29, 2019
The photo is Ayers in the 1970 premiere of The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, with his son Michael as Edward.

Associate Professor Emeritus David Ayers passed away earlier this month. Dr. Ayers taught, directed, and performed in numerous Ohio State Theatre productions, including originating the lead role in Lawrence and Lee's The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail.