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Tony Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role

 

These leading men command the stage with their presence and impressive acting abilities. Some are known primarily for their work on screen, but have shown their talent by being able to translate their skills to the stage. These are the Tony Award nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Best Actor in a Leading Role (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)

Mark Rylance – Richard III

Bryan Cranston – All the Way

Tony Shalhoub – Act One

Chris O’Dowd – Of Mice and Men

Samuel Barnett – Twelfth Night

DID YOU KNOW? Samuel Barnett originated the role of Posner in the Tony Award-winning The History Boys, continuing to portray the character in international tours as well as the film adaptation.

BestActorMusicalBest Actor in a Leading Role (Musical) (Clockwise, L to R)

Neil Patrick Harris – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ramin Karimloo – Les Miserables

Jefferson Mays – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Andy Karl – Rocky

Bryce Pinkham – A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder

DID YOU KNOW? Ramin Karimloo has played 4 different roles in Les Miserables,  making his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean and playing Feuilly, Enjolras and Marius on the West End.

Andy Karl has also played another 70s icon, Tony Manero, in Saturday Night Fever, where he met his wife, Orfeh.

 

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Spring Road Conference Highlights

Last week, members of our team were able to attend the Spring Road Conference in New York City.

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The conference opened with a surprise appearance by Tommy Tune!

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Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”) delivered the keynote address, stating about live theatre: “Why am I here? Here’s why…I can sit. And turn next to the person next to me and say ‘That was wonderful.'”

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Presentations, speeches and discussions followed with (from L to R): Tyne Daly and Bobby Steggert of “Mothers & Sons”, Chicago actress Jessie Mueller of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel and the creative team of “If/Then”, the creative team of Bullets Over Broadway, Bryan Cranston of “All the Way”. A performance from “Aladdin” with stars Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed took place as well.

A fantastic time was had by all attendees and we’re excited to see some of these shows hit the road and come to Chicago in the future!

 

 

 

 

 

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