Scope and arrangement
This collection consists of the professional papers of theatrical manager and producer Roy Somlyo, dating from 1959 to 2007. Production and subject files document Somlyo's theater career on Broadway, in London, and on tour; and on television programs and specials. These files consist primarily of production files, but subject files on individuals, theater companies, and other organizations are also included. Production and subject files generally contain contracts, budgets, financial records, schedules, tour transportation information, licensing agreements, payroll documents, correspondence, negotiations, promotional and publicity materials and occasionally include scripts.
Somlyo's involvement with the Tony Awards from 1967 to 2003 and the Drama Desk Awards 2004 to 2007 is well documented. Files collected or created by Somlyo pertaining to these two awards ceremonies generally contain cast lists, contact sheets, correspondence, rehearsal and production meeting schedules, seating orders, performance lists, camera plots, lists of nominees, and annotated scripts.
This collection does not include any personal material.
This collection is separated into the following three groups: Production and Subject Files, Tony Awards, and Drama Desk Awards,