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Sunday
Jun092013

2013 Tony Awards

Designed by SpotcoIt's the biggest night in theatre as the 2013 Tony Awards are presented! Follow all night long, starting at 8pm, as I blog about the winners! (winners are bolded)

 

 

 

 

Great opening number! Love Neil Patrick Harris as the host!!


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

Danny Burstein: Golden Boy

Richard Kind: The Big Knife

Billy Magnussen: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tony Shalhoub: Golden Boy

Courtney B. Vance: Lucky Guy


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in Play:

Carrie Coon: Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf (click here for my interview with Carrie)

Shalita Grant: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Judith Ivey: The Heiress

Judith Light: The Assembled Parties - very well deserved! Judith is amazing in The Assembled Parties! Get your tickets now!

Condola Rashad: The Trip to Bountiful

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

Gregg Barnes: Kinky Boots 

Rob Howell: Matilda The Musical

Dominique Lemieux: Pippin

William Ivey Long: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella - the costumes in the show are fantastic! William deserved this honor! Get your tickets now!

 

Best Costume Design of a Play:

Soutra Gilmour: Cyrano de Bergerac

Ann Roth: The Nance

Albert Wolsky: The Heiress

Catherine Zuber: Golden Boy

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Charl Brown: Motown The Musical

Keith Carradine: Hands on a Hardbody

Will Chase: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Gabriel Ebert: Matilda The Musical

Terrence Mann: Pippin

 

Best Sound Design of a Play:

John Gromada: The Trip to Bountiful

Mel Mercier: The Testament of Mary

Leon Rothenberg: The Nance

Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg: Golden Boy

 

Best Sound Design of a Musical:

Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm: Pippin

Peter Hylenski: Motown The Musical

John Shivers: Kinky Boots

Nevin Steinberg: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

Best Direction of a Musical:

Scott Ellis: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Jerry Mitchell: Kinky Boots

Diane Paulus: Pippin - hope to see your show soon! Congratulations Diane! Click here for tickets!

Matthew Warcus: Matilda The Musical

 

Best Direction of a Play:

Pam MacKinnon: Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf - very well deserved! This was an incredible night of theatre! I'm glad it got recognized.

Nicholas Martin: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Bartlett Sher: Golden Boy

George C. Wolfe: Lucky Guy

 

Best Orchestrations:

Chris Nightingale: Matilda The Musical

Stephen Oremus: Kinky Boots - Congratulations Stephen! I've loved your work for years now and am so proud of your continued success! You definitely deserve this honor! Get your tickets to this wonderful show!

Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook: Mowtown The Musical

Danny Troob: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

Best Book of a Musical:

A Christmas Story, The Musical: Joseph Robinette

Kinky Boots: Harvey Fierstein

Matilda The Musical: Dennis Kelly

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: Douglas Carter Beane

 

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

A Christmas Story, The Musical: Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Hands on a Hardbody: Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, Lyrics: Amanda Green

Kinky Boots: 
Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper - Congratulations Cyndi! You so deserve this honor! The music and lyrics of Kinky Boots is so amazing and heartfelt! You should be very proud!! Get your tickets to this wonderful show!

Matilda The Musical: 
Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin

 

Best Choreography:

Andy Blankenbuehler: Bring It On: The Musical

Peter Darling: Matilda The Musical

Jerry Mitchell: Kinky Boots - Way to go Jerry! I've been following your career for some time now and I'm very proud of your success! Get your tickets to Kinky Boots! It's a fantastic show!

Chet Walker: Pippin

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Annaleigh Ashford: Kinky Boots

Victoria Clark: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Andrea Martin: Pippin - I have loved you for years! I can't wait to come see you in the show! (click here for my review of Andrea's show Final Days! Everything Must Go! from 2011)

Keala Settle: Hands on a Hardbody

Lauren Ward: Matilda The Musical

 

Best Play:

The Assembled Parties: Author Richard Greenberg

Lucky Guy: Author Nora Ephron

The Testament of Mary: Author Colm Toibin

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Author Christopher Durang - I am so excited Vanya won! This hilarious and well-written/acted show deserves this honor! Click here for tickets!

 

Best Revival of a Play:

Golden Boy

Orphans

The Trip to Bountiful

Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf - Well deserved win! This show was excellent! Too bad it's no longer on Broadway!

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Bertie Carvel: Matilda The Musical

Santino Fontana: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Rob McClure: Chaplin

Billy Porter: Kinky Boots - I am beyond excited for Billy's win! You so deserve this honor Billy! You ROCK IT in Kinky Boots!!

Stark Sands: Kinky Boots

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

Tom Hanks: Lucky Guy

Nathan Lane: The Nance

Tracy Letts: Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf - Very well deserved! Tracy was great in this show! A powerful performance!

David Hyde Pierce: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tom Sturridge: Orphans

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer: Lucky Guy

Donald Holder: Golden Boy

Jennifer Tipton: The Testament of Mary

Japhy Weideman: The Nance

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

Kenneth Posner: Kinky Boots

Kenneth Posner: Pippin

Kenneth Posner: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Hugh Vanstone: Matilda The Musical

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: 

Laurie Metcalf: The Other Place

Amy Morton: Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf

Kristine Nielsen: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (click here for mine & StageLight Magazine's interview with Kristine)

Holland Taylor: Ann

Cicely Tyson: The Trip to Bountiful

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Stephanie J. Block: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Carolee Carmello: Scandalous

Valisia LeKae: Motown The Musical

Patina Miller: Pippin - Congratulations Patina! I look forward to seeing you soon!

Laura Osnes: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

Rob Howell: Matilda The Musical

Anna Louizos: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Scott Pask: Pippin

David Rockwell: Kinky Boots

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

John Lee Beatty: The Nance

Santo Loquasto: The Assembled Parties

David Rockwell: Lucky Guy

Michael Yeargan: Golden Boy

 

Best Revival of a Musical:

Annie

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Pippin

Rodges + Hammerstein's Cinderella (click here for my review)

 

Best Musical:

Bring It On: The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Kinky Boots - Kinky Boots SO DESERVES THIS WIN! It's an amazing show. Very fun and heartfelt. Go see this show! Click here for tickets!

Matlida The Musical

 

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre

Bernard Gersten

Paul Libin

Ming Cho Lee

 

Regional Theatre Award

Huntington Theatre Company

 

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Larry Kramer

 

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre

NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Career Transition for Dancers

William Craver

Peter Lawrence

The Lost Colony

The Four Actresses who created the title role in Matlida The Musical: Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro

Sunday
Jun092013

Pzazz 101: Tony Award Bootcamp w/Mary Shennenbargger

Check out Tony Award Bootcamp with Mary Shennenbargger (aka Wade Dooley) as she coaches 2013 Tony Award Nominees Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Carolee Carmello (Scandalous), Condola Rashad (The Trip to Bountiful), and Charl Brown (Motown The Musical) for a truly successful Tonys experience.

Tuesday
Apr302013

Watch 2013 Tony Award Nominations Live

Click the link below to watch the 2013 Tony Award Nominations LIVE!

Launch the 2013 Tony Awards Live Video Console!

Sunday
Jun102012

2012 Tony Awards

It's the biggest night in theatre as the 2012 Tony Awards are presented! Follow along all night as I blog about the winners! (winners are marked in red)

Neil Patrick Harris is so wonderful! Such a dynamic host! I hope he hosts the Tony's every year!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in Play:

Linda Emond, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner

Judith Light, Other Desert Cities - so excited for you Judith! You really deserved this honor! Judith is amazing in "Other Desert Cities." Go see her before the show closes June 17!

Condola Rashad, Stick Fly

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Choreography:

Rob Ashford, Evita

Christopher Gattelli, Newsies - I just got to interview Chris about being a Tony nominee and now he is a Tony Award Winner! Congratulations Chris! You SO DESERVE this honor! (Click here for my interview with Chris)

Steven Hoggett, Once

Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Orchestrations:

William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins Porgy and Bess

Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Martin Lowe, Once - Congratulations Martin! Looking forward to coming to see Once soon!

Danny Troob, Newsies

Best Sound Design of a Musical:

Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Clive Goodwin, Once - Congratulations Clive! Looking forward to the show!

Kai Harada, Follies

Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Michael Cerveris, Evita

David Alan Grier, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It - I did enjoy Michael's performance in this show. Congratulations Michael!

Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Sound Design of a Play:

Paul Arditti, One Man, Two Guvnors

Scott Lehrer, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Gareth Owen, End of the Rainbow

Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher - wonderful use of music in this show! Congratulations Darron!

Best Direction of a Musical:

Jeff Calhoun, Newsies

Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Diane Paulus, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

John Tiffany, Once - Congratulations John on your Tony win. I have not had a chance to see this show yet, but I hope to come soon to see your brilliance!

Best Direction of a Play:

Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors

Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park

Mike Nichols, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman - I did not get a chance to see this show, but I heard wonderful things about it. Congratulations on your Tony win Mike!

Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations Christian! You were fantastic in this show and DESERVE this honor!

Michael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow

Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors

Andrew Garfield, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park

Best Book of a Musical:

Lysistrata Jones: Douglas Carter Beane

Newsies: Harvey Fierstein

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Joe DiPietro

Once: Edna Walsh - Congratulations Edna! I have not seen "Once" yet hope to come soon so I can see this wonderful show!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Elizabeth A. Davis, Once

Jayne Houdyshell, Follies

Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It - Judy Kaye was definitely one of the best parts about this show! She is beyond brilliant in the role and defintiely deserved this honor!

Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

John Lee Beatty, Other Desert Cities

Daniel Ostling, Clybourne Park

Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors

Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations Donyale! Set was amazing! Well deserved win!

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

Bonnie & Clyde
: Music: Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics: Don Black

Newsies: 
Music: Alan Menken
 Lyrics: Jack Feldman - I can't wait to come see this show! Congratulations on your Tony Award!

One Man, Two Guvnors 
Music & Lyrics: Grant Olding

Peter and the Starcatcher 
Music: Wayne Barker 
Lyrics: Rick Elice

Best Costume Design of a Play:

William Ivey Long, Don’t Dress for Dinner

Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire

Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors

Paloma Young, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations Paloma! Your costumes were terrific!

Best Revival of a Play:

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Congratulations on your win! I didn't get to see this show, but I heard wonderful things about it.

Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Master Class

Wit

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Natasha Katz, Follies

Natasha Katz, Once - Congratulations Natasha! Your work is always amazing. I can't wait to come see this show! 

Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical

Best Play:

Clybourne Park: Author Bruce Norris - Congratulations on your win! I have not yet had a chance to see this show. 

Other Desert Cities: Author Jon Robin Baitz

Peter and the Starcatcher: Author Rick Elice

Venus In Fur: Author David Ives

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

Bob Crowley, Once - Congratulations on your win Bob! I can't wait to see Once! 

Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical

Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies

George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations on your Tony Award! The lighting was great in this show!

Peter Kaczorowski, The Road to Mecca

Brian MacDevitt, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

Gregg Barnes, Follies - The costumes in this show were incredible! Congratulations Gregg! 

ESosa, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Revival of a Musical:

Evita

Follies

The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess - I saw this musical a few months ago and really enjoyed it! You do deserve this honor! (click here for my review)

Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Danny Burstein, Follies

Jeremy Jordan, Newsies

Steve Kazee, Once - It was great meeting you last week and I look forward to seeing you in Once! I've heard such awesome things about your performance!

Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Ron Raines, Follies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors - Congratulations James! I haven't made it to the show yet, but will be coming! Heard great, great things about you and the show! So looking forward to it! 

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

James Earl Jones, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Frank Langella, Man and Boy

John Lithgow, The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: 

Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur - Congratulations Nina! You were beyond amazing in "Venus in Fur!" You DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY deserve this honor! Your performance is a tour de force! 

Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow - Tracie, I glad to have been introduced to your talent. I have seen you twice in this show and your performance is spectacular! You totally embody Judy Garland! Keep up the great work!

Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin, The Lyons - Linda, you were golden in this show! I am glad we have met! I am glad you bestow your talent every night on Broadway. Keep making audiences laugh every night!

Cynthia Nixon, Wit

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Jan Maxwell, Follies - You shined so much in this show! I am glad you received the recognition with the nomination! I am glad the theatre has your talent and am glad I have come to know your talent!

Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess - Congratulations Audra! This was the first show I ever saw you in. You were amazing and do deserve this honor! 

Cristin Milioti, Once

Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde

Best Musical:

Leap of Faith

Newsies

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Once - Congratulations Once on winning Best Musical! I am so looking forward to coming to see this gem! 

Tuesday
Jun052012

2012 Tony Award Coverage on CBS.com's New York and Boston Webpages

Recently, I was asked to contribute a few articles about the 2012 Tony Awards for CBS.com's New York and Boston local webpages. My articles have been published and I wanted to share them all with you! I am so honored and grateful for this opportunity!

New York Coverage:

The Lyons (starring Tony Award winner and current nominee Linda Lavin): http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/05/31/linda-lavin-and-nicky-silver-in-the-lyons-den

The Columnist (starring Tony Award winner and current nominee John Lithgow): http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/05/29/dont-write-off-john-lithgow-from-the-columnist-at-the-tony-awards

Interview with two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/01/interview-with-choreographer-and-tony-nominee-christopher-gattelli

BOSTON COVERAGE:

Interview with two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/06/01/interview-with-choreographer-and-tony-nominee-christopher-gattelli

The Lyons (starring Tony Award winner and current nominee Linda Lavin): http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/05/31/linda-lavin-and-nicky-silver-in-the-lyons-den

The Columnist (starring Tony Award winner and current nominee John Lithgow): http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/05/29/dont-write-off-john-lithgow-from-the-columnist-at-the-tony-awards