NIU Acting Alums Nominated for Major Awards

Tracy Michelle Arnold

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."

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." Tracy 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." Timothy graduated with his MFA in 1999.

Congratulations to Tracy and Timothy!

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