A Tony award is coming to the Outer Banks.
“The Lost Colony,” the long-running summer theater staple on Roanoke Island, is among this year’s winners of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theater award.
The Broadway equivalent of the Oscars, the Tonys present their annual awards Sunday night with a live telecast on CBS. The Tony Honors are noncompetitive awards given to theaters or organizations ineligible for the Tony categories.
Nonetheless, the result is still a Tony award for “The Lost Colony,” making it the first North Carolina theater – and the only outdoor theater – to receive the honor.
“The Lost Colony” is the longest-running outdoor symphonic drama in the United States and dramatizes one of the country’s oldest unsolved mysteries: What happened to 115 English settlers who disappeared from Roanoke Island in 1587?