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Tony Awards 2015 – Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play / Musical

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here are the men nominated for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play” and “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical”:

 

 

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

Matthew Beard, “Skylight”

Todd Freeman, “Airline Highway”

Richard McCabe, “The Audience”

Alessandro Nivola, “The Elephant Man”

Nathaniel Parker, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

Micah Stock, “It’s Only a Play”

 

Here are a few fun facts:

– You may recognize Matthew Beard from his recent work in the Academy nominated film, “The Imitation Game.”

– K. Todd Freeman’s first Tony nomination came in 1993 for his portrayal of the title character in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s transfer of “The Song of Jacob Zulu.”

– Alessandro Nivola worked with Bradley Cooper on the 2013 film “American Hustle,” and apparently spent the whole time on set talking about their future work together in “The Elephant Man.”

– Micah Stock performed in Terrence McNally’s play last fall called “And Away We Go,” which Nathan Lane and Jack O’Brien saw and loved Micah’s performance, helping him gain his role in “It’s Only a Play.”

 

 

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

Christian Borle, “Something Rotten!”

Andy Karl, “On the Twentieth Century”

Brad Oscar, “Something Rotten!”

Brandon Uranowitz, “An American in Paris”

Max von Essen, “An American in Paris”

 

Here are a few more fun facts:

– Christian Borle has been in the last two live musicals featured on NBC: 2013’s “The Sound of Music Live!” and last year’s “Peter Pan Live!”

– Andy Karl’s first Broadway productions included “Wicked” in which he was the Fiyero replacement and “Jersey Boys” where he was the Tommy DeVito replacement.

– Brad Oscar was the original Uncle Fester in the Broadway production of “The Addams Family.”

Tony Awards 2015 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play / Musical

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here are the women nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical”:

 

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

Annaleigh Ashford, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Patricia Clarkson, “The Elephant Man”

Lydia Leonard, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

Sarah Stiles, “Hand to God”

Julie White, “Airline Highway”

 

Here are a few fun facts:

– Nathan Peck, currently in the Broadway production of “Kinky Boots,” helped Annaleigh Ashford create all of her choreography in “You Can’t Take It With You.”

– The last time Patricia Clarkson was on Broadway was in 1986 when she debuted in “The House of Blue Leaves.”

– The last time you saw Julie White was as the Masha replacement in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” from July 30, 2013 – August 25, 2013.

 

 

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

Victoria Clark, “Gigi”

Judy Kuhn, “Fun Home”

Sydney Lucas, “Fun Home”

Ruthie Ann Miles, “The King and I”

Emily Skeggs, “Fun Home”

 

Here are a few more fun facts:

– Victoria Clark joined “Gigi” after director Eric Schaeffer asked her and because she had always admired Heidi Thomas’ writing from “Call the Midwife” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.”

– Judy Kuhn was seen last season as the ill-fated Fosca in the critically acclaimed, much-extended Classic Stage Company production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Passion.”

– Ruthie Ann Miles recently played Imelda Marcos in “Here Lies Love,”  which she was won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award and the 2013 Theatre World Award.

Tony Awards 2015 – Best Costume Design

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Costumes set the tone and time period of a play or musical as soon as an actor walks out on stage.  They’re also able to make an immediate time lapse believable when actors have costume quick changes.  Here are the brilliant designers nominated for this year’s Best Costume Design Tony Awards:

 

costume-d1(Left to Right: Bob Crowley, Jane Greenwood, Christopher Oram, David Zinn)

 

Best Costume Design of a Play

Bob Crowley, “The Audience”

Jane Greenwood, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Christopher Oram, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

David Zinn, “Airline Highway”

 

Here’s a few fun facts:

– Bob Crowley designed set and costume for “Mary Poppins,” which played in both the West End, on Broadway, and toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from March 11, 2009 – July 12, 2009.

– David Zinn designed the costumes for the Broadway production of “Xanadu” that toured through Chicago at the Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place from January 16, 2009 – March 29, 2009.

 

costume-d2(Left to Right: Gregg Barnes, Bob Crowley, William Ivey Long, Catherine Zuber)

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, “Something Rotten!”

Bob Crowley, “An American in Paris”

William Ivey Long, “On the Twentieth Century”

Catherine Zuber, “The King and I”

 

Here’s a few more fun facts:

– Gregg Barnes was nominated for Best Costume Design in 2013 for “Kinky Boots,” which will be returning to Chicago this summer at the Cadillac Palace Theatre July 7 – 26, 2015.

– William Ivey Long has costume designed over 60 Broadway shows, including previous Broadway In Chicago touring companies such as “9 to 5,” “Big Fish,” “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Cabaret” which will play at the Bank of America Theatre February 9 – 21, 2016.

– Catherine Zuber costume designed “South Pacific” that toured through the Cadillac Palace Theatre February 14 – 26, 2012.

Tony Awards 2015 – Best Lighting Design

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is beyond excited for the 2015 Tony Awards on June 7th! Until the award ceremony, we’ll be highlighting the nominees in each category and filling you in on some fun facts each week. Today we’re focusing on Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Lighting Design of a Musical!

Lighting1(Left to Right: Paule Constable, David Plater, Natasha Katz, Japhy Weideman)

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable – “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Paule Constable and David Plater – “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

Natasha Katz – “Skylight”

Japhy Weideman – “Airline Highway”

 

Here’s a few fun facts:

– Paule Constable won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a play for “War Horse.”  The production of “War Horse” toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre December 18, 2012 – January 5, 2013.

– Paule Constable was also the lighting designer for the 2010 25th Anniversary Touring Production of “Les Misérables” which played at the Cadillac Palace Theatre November 14, 2012 – December 2, 2012.

– Natasha Katz won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for “Once,” which toured through the Oriental Theatre October 9, 2013 – October 27, 2013 and will be returning to Chicago June 2, 2015 – June 7, 2015 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

– Natasha Katz was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 1994 for “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” which recently toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre March 25, 2015 – March 29, 2015.

 

Lighting2(Left to Right: Donald Holder, Natasha Katz, Ben Stanton, Japhy Weideman)

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Donald Holder – “The King and I”

Natasha Katz – “An American in Paris”

Ben Stanton – “Fun Home”

Japhy Weideman – “The Visit”

 

Here’s a few more fun facts:

– Japhy Weideman designed the lighting for “Airline Highway” at Steppenwolf Theatre Company which premiered here in Chicago December 14, 2014 – February 14, 2015.

– Donald Holder won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for “The Lion King” which will be returning to Chicago at the Cadillac Palace December 2, 2015 – January 17, 2016.

– Don Holder was also was the lighting designer for “Big Fish” which premiered at the Oriental Theatre April 2, 2013 – May 5, 2013.

Chicago’s Tony Award Nominees!

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled about the Chicago representation in this year’s Tony Award nominations! (more…)