Bernard Gersten, Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin will receive 2013 Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre, the awards' administration committee announced on Friday.
All three will be honored on the 67th Annual Tony Awards, to be broadcast June 9 on CBS, from Radio City Music Hall.
Gersten (left) has been the executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater since its re-establishment in 1985 and over the last 28 years has overseen 153 productions there, including "Anything Goes," "Sarafina!," "The Heiress," "South Pacific," "War Horse" and "Golden Boy." Prior to his tenure at Lincoln Center, he was the associate producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival from 1960 to 1978. He has won 14 Tony Awards for Best Play/Musical/Revival.
Lee, a recipient of the National Medal of Arts -- the highest national award given in the arts -- is one of the foremost set designers in America. He has worked with opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera, as well as a number of ballet companies, theater groups and Broadway. He has a Tony Award, New York and Los Angeles Outer Circle Critics Awards, and the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture from New York City.
Libin, who began his professional theater career as an actor, has produced more than 250 shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway and on tour, winning nine Tonys.
The 2013 Tony Award Nominations will be announced on April 30.