The playwright Terrence McNally, the actress Rosemary Harris and the musician Harold Wheeler will be honored for their lifetime achievements at this year’s Tony Awards.
The awards administrators named the honorees on Thursday, as this year’s theater season draws to a close with the opening of the final Tony-eligible show. Nominees for competitive awards will be announced on Tuesday, and the awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS on June 9.
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Mr. McNally, 80, is a four-time Tony winner, for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class,” and for the books of the musicals “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Ragtime.” His writing has been the basis of 24 Broadway productions; the 25th will be this summer, when his play “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” is to be revived on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon.
Ms. Harris, 91, won a Tony Award in 1966 for “The Lion in Winter.” She has appeared in 27 Broadway shows, and is currently featured as Mrs. Higgins in a Lincoln Center Theater revival of “My Fair Lady.”
Mr. Wheeler, 75, is an orchestrator and composer who has credits on 27 Broadway productions, including “The Wiz,” “Dreamgirls” and “Hairspray,” as well as the current “Ain’t Too Proud.” But he is probably best known for 17 seasons as the musical director of “Dancing With the Stars.”