The Ivey Awards honored Ten Thousand Things Artistic Director Michelle Hensley with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, September 25. Artistic directors of other Twin Cities theaters chose Michelle for this prestigious award.

The Ivey Awards, established in 2004, celebrate and increase awareness of Twin Cities professional theater and culminate in an annual awards ceremony at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The event recognizes and showcases the work of professional theater companies and artists over the past year.

In addition to Michelle's Lifetime Achievement Award, Steven Epp was awarded an Ivey for his leading role in Ten Thousand Things' Fiddler on the Roof

We are deeply proud of Michelle and Steven for these well-deserved awards!

Read the Star Tribune's coverage of the event, and watch a video of a portion of Michelle's acceptance speech.