Ruthie Ann Miles, a 2007 graduate of the vocal performance program at the NYU Steinhardt School and Barbara Whitman, a 1988 graduate of the NYU Gallatin School, were honored with Tony Awards last night at the 69th Tony Awards Ceremony, held at Radio City Music Hall.

Producer Barbara Whitman (GAL, '88) with cast of Fun Home.
Producer Barbara Whitman (GAL, '88) with cast of Fun Home.

Ruthie Ann Miles, a 2007 graduate of the vocal performance program at the NYU Steinhardt School and Barbara Whitman, a 1988 graduate of the NYU Gallatin School, were honored with Tony Awards last night at the 69th Tony Awards Ceremony, held at Radio City Music Hall.

 

Miles received her first Tony Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her portrayal of Madam Thiang in The King and I. Whitman received her third Tony Award as producer of Fun Home, which won for Best Musical. Prior wins for Whitman included Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which took home last year’s Tony for Best Musical Revival, and Red, which won Best Play in 2010.

 

Now in their 69th year, the American Theatre Wing’s Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards honor excellence on Broadway in 24 competitive categories. The winners are selected by an independent committee of 38 theater professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

 

Miles and Whitman were among eight NYU alumni nominated for Tony Awards the year, which also included Ken Davenport ’94 (Tisch, BFA, Drama), Tom Smedes, ’85 (Gallatin, BA), and Tom Kirdahay ’85 (BA, Washington Square College) and ’88 (JD, School of Law), producers of The Visit; Brandon Uranowitz ’08 (Tisch, BFA, Drama), nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Adam Hochberg in An American in Paris; David Zinn ’91 (BFA, Department of Design for Stage & Film), who received two nominations - Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Fun Home and Best Costume Design of a Play for Airline Highway; and Gregg Barnes ’83 (BFA, Department of Design for Stage & Film) for Best Costume Design of a Musical for Something Rotten!

 

For more information, visit the Tony Awards' website.
 

Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I

Ruthie Ann Miles (Steinhardt, '07)

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