Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame. Established in 2002, the Hall of Fame was created to honor theatre artists and patrons of the arts for the Dayton, Ohio region. It is designed to acknowledge people whose life-long participation, innovation and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture. Feel free to browse the gallery and read more about our honorees.

Any member of the Dayton arts community is eligible to apply or be nominated for this award. Anyone wishing to be considered or to nominate someone else for consideration is required to fill out an application to be evaluated by a nine-person selection committee. Click here to access the nomination form.

The Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame is operated by volunteers and has been since its inception in 2003. The Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Organization. Operational costs are supported by the annual Hall of Fame and DayTonys Gala until such time when support from organizations, industry and the public can be developed to defray operating cost. Many sources of fundraising still need be explored and developed. This ultimately is the most important aspect of survival for The Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame. Donations are always needed and welcomed!

Darrell Anderson

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 3, 2013.

Abe Bassett

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, July 30, 2016.

Lois and Don Bigler

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 13, 2011.

Jack Blackburn

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 22, 2005.

Fred Blumenthal

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 16, 2004.

Kay Bosse

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 13, 2006.

Bruce Brown

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 11, 2012.

Saul Caplan

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 9, 2014.

Pat Carson

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Nelson D'Aloia

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 22, 2005.

Joe Deer

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 8, 2015.

Ralph Dennler

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 12, 2007.

Carol Finley

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 13, 2011.

Bob Fish

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Jocelyn Freeman

ImageInducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Virginia Garcia

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Jo Goenner

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Marsha Hanna

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Ken Hardin

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Chris Harmon

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 3, 2013.

Ellafrances "Sitter" Hildebrand

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Barbara Jorgensen

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 9, 2014.

John Kenley

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 3, 2013.

Carol Lee

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Doug Lloyd

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 13, 2011.

Dodie Lockwood

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 17, 2008.

Jim Lockwood

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 17, 2008.

Dr. Robert MacClennan

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 16, 2004.

Gil Martin

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 16, 2009.

Barbara Meece

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Joe and Marilyn Mitchell

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, July 30, 2016.

Kevin Moore

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Jim Payne

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Fran Pesch

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 7, 2010.

Keith Prentice

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

John Rensel

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 7, 2010.

Jean Barger Rice

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Tom Rice

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

John Riley

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Terry Ronald

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Dr. Burton Saidel

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 13, 2006.

Blake Senseman

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 16, 2009.

Greg Smith

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 22, 2005.

Nancy Staub

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 22, 2002.

Scott Stoney

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 16, 2004.

Terry Stump

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 12, 2007.

Dolores "Dutch" Waterman

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, October 20, 2003.

Kay Frances Wean

Inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame, August 3, 2013.