Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Playhouse Alums nominated for 2016 Tony Awards

By Pat Blaufuss, Public Relations Manager &
Bruce Miller, Company Manager

Recently, nominees for the 70th annual Tony Awards for excellence on Broadway were announced and several familiar Playhouse faces received recognition, including Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Jonathan Groff & Howell Binkley. Miranda, who also wrote the book, lyrics & music to the breakthrough hip-hop musical, has already received the Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy Award, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

Here's this year's list of nominees with WCP credits:

2016 Tony Award Nominees - WCP Work


Lin-Manuel Miranda performs
at the Playhouse's 2013 Gala.
🌟 Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
2013 GALA-Sophisticated Lady: A Gala Evening Honoring Phylicia Rashad
🌟 Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton)

2007 Being Alive!

🌟 Laura Benanti (She Loves Me)

2006 GALA-The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim

Featured Actress/Play
🌟 Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans)

Leslie Odom, Jr.
in 2007's Being Alive.
2013 The Show-Off

Featured Actor/Play
🌟 Reed Birney (The Humans)

1983 The Dining Room
1988 Return Engagements
1990 The Cocktail Hour
1905 The Member of the Wedding
2010 Harvey (Script in Hand)
2011 Chapter Two (Script in Hand)

Featured Actor/Musical
🌟 Jonathan Groff (Hamilton)
Laura Benanti at the
2006 Gala – The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim
2010 Butterflies Are Free (Script in Hand)

Best Costume Design
🌟 Jane Greenwood (Long Day's Journey Into Night)

1977 An Almost Perfect Person
1978 Gracious Living; Same Time Next Year
1994 Intimate Exchange
2006 Thurgood; The Archbishop’s Ceiling
2008 Time of My Life; Of Mice & Men
2009 Children
2013 The Dining Room
🌟 Michael Krass (Noises Off)
1990 Driving Miss Daisy
Jayne Houdyshell
in 2013's The Show-Off
2013 Oblivion

Best Lighting Design
🌟 Howell Binkley (Hamliton)

2006 A Marriage Minuet
🌟 Ben Stanton (Spring Awakening)

2008 Vigil; Scramble!

🌟 John Doyle (The Color Purple)

2006 GALA-The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim
🌟 Scott Ellis

1992 The World Goes ‘Round

Lifetime Achievement
🌟 Sheldon Harnick

2010 She Loves Me (Sunday Symposium)

Jonathan Groff (r)
in 2010's Butterflies Are Free (Script in Hand)

Scott Ellis
1992's The World Goes ‘Round
Sheldon Harnick
2010's She Loves Me (Sunday Symposium)

Reed Birney (2nd from left)
The Cocktail Hour (1990) 

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