Here are the musicians and composers nominated for this year’s Best Orchestrations Tony Award:
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, “An American in Paris”
John Clancy, “Fun Home”
Larry Hochman, “Something Rotten!”
Rob Mathes, “The Last Ship”
Here are a few fun facts:
– Don Sebesky won the 2000 Tony award for Best Orchestrations for the revival of “Kiss Me, Kate,” has been nominated for 31 Grammy Awards (winning 3 of them), and has arranged for hundreds of artists including Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Michael Buble, Liza Minnelli, Seal, and Prince.
– Bill Elliott worked additional orchestrations for “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” which just recently toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre December 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
– Before working on orchestrations, John Clancy played the drums/percussion for Broadway’s revival of the musical “Grease” from August 19, 2007 – January 4, 2009.
– Larry Hochman co-orchestrated “The Book of Mormon” with Stephen Oremus which was just here playing at the Bank of American Theatre February 25, 2015 – May 17, 2015.
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