NYU Alumni Win 5 Tony Awards


NYU alumni from the Tisch School of the Arts and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study won five Tony Awards last night, recognizing excellence in producing, scenic design, and costume design.

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NYU alumni from the Tisch School of the Arts and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study won five Tony Awards last night, recognizing excellence in producing, scenic design, and costume design. The awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing and hosted by James Corden, were held at the Beacon Theater.

Now in their 70th year, the American Theatre Wing’s Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards honor excellence on Broadway in 24 competitive categories. Winners are selected by 846 Tony voters comprised of producers, performers, and other industry professionals. NYU alumni winners for 2016 include the following:

Best Play
The Humans
Barbara Whitman, ’88, Gallatin, producer

Best Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple
Adam S. Gordon, Tisch ’89 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), producer

Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Zinn, Tisch ’91 (BFA, Design), The Humans

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell, Tisch ’89 (MFA, Design), Hamilton

Best Costume Design of a Play
Clint Ramos, Tisch ’97 (MFA, Design), Eclipsed

This year’s award marks the third consecutive Tony win for Whitman and her fourth overall, having won for Red in 2010, Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2014, and Fun Home in 2015. Gordon received his second Tony award, having won previously for Kinky Boots in 2014. Zinn, Tazewell, and Ramos were all first time winners. For more information about the Tony Awards, visit here.
 

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