Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Four Time Tony Award Winner returns to the Playhouse in 'Dracula'

By Pat Blaufuss
Public Relations Manager

Boyd Gaines
For most theater pros, winning a single Tony Award is an amazing feat.  But how about winning four?  That’s the accomplishment of one of the cast members in the next Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse. 

Boyd Gaines has been honored with four Tony Awards…and the Playhouse is honored to have Boyd on our stage reading the role of Dr. Van Helsing in the mystery-thriller, Dracula, on Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m., directed by Anne Keefe.
It’s not Boyd’s first time at the Playhouse.  Audiences will remember him from the 2014 Script in Hand playreading of Pack of Lies.  In 2003, he was in the Playhouse’s world premiere of The Good German by David Wiltse, directed by James Naughton.

Boyd captured Tony Awards for The Heidi Chronicles, She Loves Me, Contact, and Gypsy.  His long list of other Broadway credits includes Driving Miss Daisy, opposite James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, Enemy of the People, The Columnist, Pygmalion, Journey’s End, Twelve Angry Men, Cabaret, The Show-Off, and Company

Boyd (right) in Broadway's Gypsy,
alongside Laura Benanti & Patti LuPone.
Photo by
Paul Kolnik
Boyd Gaines (right) with Casey Biggs in
The Playhouse's 2003 production of
The Good German, by David Wiltse
& directed by James Naughton.

In Broadway’s Contact, Boyd Gaines searches for the simply irresistible
"Girl in a Yellow Dress" (Deborah Yates) and scores a Tony Award.

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