Theatre Under the Stars
TUTS’ Tommy Tune Awards are named for Houston native and Lamar High School alumnus, Tommy Tune.
A performer, director, and choreographer with more than 50 years of stage experience, Tune received nine Tony Awards® for his work in the following productions: Seesaw, My One and Only, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 by President Bush. Tune is currently taking an autobiographical stroll in Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales where he dances, sings and tale-tells through more than 50 years of showmanship.

In agreeing to lend his name and presence to the Awards, Mr. Tune said:

“High school theatre was extremely important for me in helping to shape my later career. I was fortunate to be encouraged at Lamar by a great teacher, Ruth Denney. The recognition provided by these awards can provide the encouragement that a gifted student may need to become a successful professional.”

Theatre Under the Stars - TUTS presentation of the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards.

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) invites over 150 high schools to participate each year.
These high schools represent all school districts in the greater Houston metropolitan area.
The first forty-five (45) schools that apply will be invited to participate in the program.
Schools are entered based on the timing of the receipt of their application.