The Michael McCarty Award


Current Recipient: David Allen Jones

David Allen Jones has been named the recipient of the second annual Michael McCarty Recognition Award.


The award was  presented at Actors’ Equity Association’s offices on Tujunga Blvd in Los Angeles on Monday January 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm.


This award is intended for a working actor who has made a life in the theatre.  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.

David Allen Jones was born last century in Louisiana, grew up in Texas and graduated from Baylor University with a degree in theatre.  After college he toured for a year with National Players Touring Company out of Washington, D.C.; then he moved to NYC and later relocated to Los Angeles, where he has lived since 1975.  He became a member of Actors' Equity Association in 1969, and has worked under most of Equity’s contract categories.  From Theatre for Young Audiences to Dinner Theatre, Guest Artist, LORT, SPT, Production (with Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway), Special Appearance, WCLO, HAT, URTA, COST and other initialisms.  Shakespeare to Samuel Beckett to Neil Simon, Rodgers and Hammerstein to Bock and Harnick to Sondheim – and beyond – across the country. The stage has always been home.

David Allen Jones (left) and Foundation Board Member Doug Carfrae (right).


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