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NYU Alumni and Faculty Earn 19 Tony Award Nominations


Twenty-six alumni and one professor from New York University received a total of 19 Tony Award nominations, recognizing excellence in producing, writing, directing, acting, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and choreography on Broadway.

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Twenty-six alumni and one professor from New York University received a total of 19 Tony Award nominations, recognizing excellence in producing, writing, directing, acting, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and choreography on Broadway.

They include the following NYU schools: the Tisch School of the Arts, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the School of Law, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Stern School of Business, the College of Dentistry, the College of Arts and Science (formerly known as Washington Square Undergraduate College), and the Graduate School of Arts and Science.

In addition, a Special Tony Award will be presented to John Leguizamo (TISCH), who will be recognized for his body of work and for his commitment to the theatre, bringing diverse stories and audiences to Broadway for three decades. Leguizamo also earned a nomination for Best Play for Latin History for Morons.

The nominations were announced on May 1, 2018. Now in their 72nd year, the American Theatre Wing’s Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® honor excellence on Broadway in 26 competitive categories. The nominees are selected by an independent committee of 43 theater professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. Tony Award winners are selected by 842 designated Tony voters comprised of producers, performers, and other industry professionals. The awards ceremony, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing and hosted by Tony Award Nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

NYU alumni and faculty nominees include the following:

Best Musical
The Band’s Visit
Marc Platt ’82 (Law), producer

Mean Girls
Stuart Thompson ’83 (Steinhardt), producer (posthumous nomination)

Best Play

Farinelli and The King
Elizabeth Cuthrell ’92 (Tisch), producer
Jane Dubin ’88 (Stern), producer
Tom Smedes ’85 (Gallatin), producer
Steven Tuttleman ’84 (Law), producer

Latin History for Morons
Oskar Eustis, Arts Professor (Tisch), producer
Peter Fine ’82, ’87 (WSUC), producer
Jeremy Handelman ’81 (Stern), producer
John Leguizamo (Tisch), author

Best Book of a Musical

Itamar Moses ’03 (Tisch), The Band’s Visit, author

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes ’83 (Tisch), Mean Girls
Clint Ramos ’97 (Tisch), Once On This Island
David Zinn ’91 (Tisch), SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical



Best Direction of a Play

George C. Wolfe ’84 (Tisch), Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh



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

Ari’el Stachel ’13 (Tisch), The Band’s Visit



Best Revival of a Musical

Carousel
Wendy Federman ’79 (Stern), producer
Heni Koenigsberg ’74 (Steinhardt), producer

Once On This Island
Hunter Arnold ’13 (Stern), producer
Ken Davenport ’94 (Tisch), producer
Dr. Mojgan Faijaram ’89 (Dentistry), producer
Jeff Wise ’09 (Tisch), producer


Best Revival of a Play
Angels in America
Barbara Whitman ’88 (Gallatin), producer

Lobby Hero
Carole Rothman ’72 (Tisch), producer

Eugene Oneill's The Iceman Cometh
Alia Jones-Harvey ’03 (Stern), producer
Wendy Federman ’79 (Stern), producer
Heni Koenigsberg ’74 (Steinhardt), producer

Three Tall Women
Wendy Federman ’79 (Stern), producer
Heni Koenigsberg ’74 (Steinhardt), producer

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Zinn ’91 (Tisch), SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Christine Jones ’92 (Tisch), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Daniel Moses Schreir ’79 (Gallatin), Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Special Tony Award
John Leguizamo (Tisch)

For more information about the Tony Awards, visit here.