J. Wendell Johnson Award for Excellence in Stage Design

Wendell Johnson

Past Recipients

2012 Erica Schwehr
2011 Not Awarded
2010 Paul Sawyer
2009 David Tousley
2008 Lauren Smith
2007 Nick Ruiz
2006 Melissa Tom
2005 Audra Smrtic
2004 Audra Smrtic
2002 Daniel Dzlubezynjski
2001 Susan Bartholomew
2000 Susan Bartholomew
1999 Anne Burk
1999 Marcie Coe
1998 Laura Patterson
1998 Anne Burk
1997 Wendy Hodgen
1994 Barbara Gotcher
1994 David Gilman
1994 Amy Zsadanyi-Yale
1991 Donna Cordrey
1990 Diane Winesburg
1990 Scott Sinagra
1989 Diane Winesburg
1988 Rhonda Roper
1987 Sharon Ridge
1986 Rhonda Roper
1985 Rhonda Roper
1985 Audrey Walker
1984 Kate Irvine
1983 Deborah Weber
1981 Colleen Troy
1980 Ellen Briggs
1978 Susan Olsen
1977 Kay Auguilar
1976 James Culley, Jr.
1975 Emily Aiken
1975 Jessie Scott
1974 Stephen Graziani
1973 William Hickman
1972 Dwight McBride
1972 Janet Hanreddy
1971 Stephen C.Wathen
1966 Phillip Kearney
1965 Robert Franklin
1964 Danny Zanvettor
1963 Bonda Gay Lewis
1962 Ben Shelton
1960 Ralph Fetterly
1959 Carolyn Tippet
1952-59 Unknown

J. Wendell Johnson graduated from Superior State Teacher’s College in 1932. He moved to Palo Alto to attend Stanford University for his graduate work and then eventually earned his Master’s Degree at The University of Minnesota in 1936. Johnson was hired at San Jose State Teachers College in 1937 and taught Play Production and Stage Design.

The J. Wendell Johnson Design Competition was established in 1952 and is given for Award for Excellence in Design for the Stage.