David Mirvish Receives Honorary Degree from Sheridan
David Mirvish honoured by Sheridan for his contributions to the arts and theatre
David Mirvish was presented with an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies today during a Convocation ceremony for Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.
For Immediate Release: June 14, 2012
In conferring the degree, Sheridan President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky stated that “David Mirvish has helped transform Toronto into one of the top cities for live theatre in the world. Along the way, his productions have featured the talents of countless graduates from Sheridan’s music theatre and technical production programs. Most recently, his Panasonic Theatre played host to a successful run of our very own Theatre Sheridan production of RENT.”
Mr. Mirvish is currently the owner and operator of Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon Theatre) and Panasonic Theatre. Mirvish Productions, a company formed by Mr. Mirvish in 1986, has produced plays and musicals for these and other venues throughout Canada, on Broadway and in London’s West End. In addition they have presented over 500 touring productions in the city of Toronto.
Mr. Mirvish has received many awards and recognitions for his contributions to the Canadian arts scene, including being named to the Order of Ontario and appointed to the Order of Canada, the country's highest honour of lifetime achievement.
About Sheridan:Long recognized for excellence in music theatre performance and technical theatre production, Sheridan College offers an innovative learning environment celebrated for academic excellence, applied research and creativity. Alumni perform on stages and work backstage in theatres across the world including on Broadway, in London’s West End and at the Stratford Shakespeare and Shaw Festivals. Theatre Sheridan presents six musicals a year at the Trafalgar Road campus in Oakville.
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