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Judith Light to Receive 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Light will be honored for her commitment to HIV/AIDS advocacy.

Judith Light will receive the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Award.
(© David Gordon)

Judith Light will receive this year's Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2019 Tony Awards, to take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. Light will receive the award for her impassioned advocacy to end HIV/AIDS and her support for LGBTQ and human rights.

"To be so generously acknowledged by the American Theatre Wing, the Broadway League, and the Tony Awards, and to be included with these outstanding individuals who have received this honor before me, has been one of the most extraordinary gifts I have ever received in my life," Light said in a statement. "The HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities are inspirations and demonstrations of how to be and live in the world; courageous, honorable, and uplifting. They inspire me and it is my privilege to be of service to them. I am humbled by this recognition from my theatre family, whom I so respect, honor, and love."

Light earned two back-to-back competitive Tonys for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties.