Dr. Tommie "Tonea" Stewart
First African American female 
to receive a doctorate from the FSU school of Theater 
First Female 
McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Theater Arts
If you have never had the pleasure of seeing her command a stage...or the pleasure of hearing the melody of her words and the syncopation of her heart song...or seen the urgency in her eyes as she "tells the story of her people"...you have missed one of life's greatest treasures. 
Barack Obama 
White House 
Champion of Change Award Recipient 
Achievement Award Women’s Theatre 

                      Southern Christian Leadership

                                          Performing Arts Award 

     Mississippi Legendary Achievement Award
​Mississippi Governor’s Lifetime 

            NBTF Living Legend Award Recipient

  Operation Push Honoree 

                  Disney Theo Award Recipient 

Emmy Award Honoree 

         Gabriel Award Winner

New York World Festival Gold Medal Recipient  

         NAACP Image Award Nominee
Festival of Memphis Film Award 
Lifetime Member of 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority , SCLC, NAACP