Two acting alums nominated for Jeff Awards

Tracy Michelle Arnold and Timothy Edward Kane
Tracy Michelle Arnold and Timothy Edward Kane

Two graduates of NIU’s well-known MFA program in acting have been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago’s version of a Tony Award.

The “Jeff” Awards, as they are more commonly known, were established in 1968 and “…fosters the artistic growth of area theatres and theatre artists and promotes educational opportunities, audience appreciation, and civic pride in the achievements of the theatre community.”

This year’s 42nd Annual Jeff Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, Oct. 25, at Drury Lane Oakbrook.

Alum Tracy Michelle Arnold has been nominated in the category Actress in a Principal Role for her work in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Private Lives.” Arnold earned her MFA from NIU in 1998.

Timothy Edward Kane has been nominated in the category Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the Court Theater’s production of “The Illusion.” Kane graduated with his MFA in 1999.

NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance is housed in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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