Named for the beloved casting director who passed away in 2003, this award is given to EMCs who have demonstrated outstanding abilities in the field of musical theater. 


The Roger Sturtevant Award consists of a certificate accompanied by a $1,000 check.

Michael McCarty, a veteran Equity actor who died in 2015 in Santa Barbara at the age of 68, left a portion of his estate to establish an award to be presented annually by the Actors Equity Foundation to a stage actor over the age of 50 residing in Los Angeles. The award is intended for a working actor, not a star, who has made a life in the theatre.