TWSV @ the 2016 Tony Awards


Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Heartfelt congratulations are in order for our many friends who picked up nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards this past week!


Diggs backstage at the Lucie Stern Theatre during A Civil War Christmas. Photo courtesy of Heather Orth.

Among the record-setting 16 nominations for Hamilton was a first time nod for actor Daveed Diggs (A Civil War Christmas), for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller directed our reading of The Man in the Ceiling at last year’s New Works Festival while fellow cast members Javier Munoz and Sydney James Harcourt appeared in our 2013 NWF reading of Cubamor. In addition, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler picked up his second Tony nomination for Hamilton. His work was previously seen at TheatreWorks in A Little Princess.


A Little Princess at TheatreWorks. Photo by David Allen.



Brightman with Angelina Wahler. Photo by Tracy Martin.

Alex Brightman (The Secret Garden, Cabaret, Romeo and Juliet) earned his first Tony Nomination for Best Performance by an  Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his starring role in School of Rock.


School of Rock on Broadway. Photo by Walter McBride.




Hilty in Vanities with Leslie Kritzer & Sarah Stiles. Photo by David Allen.

Megan Hilty (Vanities ) earned her first Tony nomination for Noises Off.


L- Burstein in Everything’s Ducky. Photo by David Allen. R- Burstein as Tevye.

Danny Burstein (Everything’s Ducky) picked up his sixth Tony nomination for his turn as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.


Top- Shively in Marry Me a Little. Photo by Tracy Martin. Bottom- Shively in Bright Star. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Bright Star, starring alum A.J. Shively (Marry Me a Little) earned five nominations, including Best Musical.


Sarah Steele and Cassie Beck. Photo by Jenny Anderson.

The Humans, starring alum Cassie Beck (Be Aggressive, Living Out, All My Sons), picked up six nominations, including Best Play.



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