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Congrats To The 2011 Tony Award Nominees! - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Congrats To The 2011 Tony Award Nominees!

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Rob Ashford

The 2011 Tony Award nominations have been announced! This morning, Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose revealed the nominations for the American Theatre Wing’s 65th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. The Tony Awards will air on CBS June 12 at 8 PM ET live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

The Playhouse family extends its heartfelt congratulations to the numerous Playhouse artists who were nominated this morning:

Rob Ashford, who will be directing the Playhouse’s world-premiere musical Finding Neverland (November 8 – December 11), received two nominations, including Best Direction and Best Choreography of a Musical for the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Sutton Foster, who played Millie in the Playhouse-born, Tony Award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in Anything Goes.

Our “Dorothy” from The Wiz, Nikki M. James, was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for the new hit musical comedy, The Book of Mormon.

Alex Timbers received a nomination for Best Book of a Musical for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He directed HOOVER COMES ALIVE! and co-directed Peter and the Starcatchers at the Playhouse.

Several past Playhouse designers garnered Tony nominations as well, including Scott Pask (Restoration, Cry-Baby) for his set design of The Book of Mormon; Jess Goldstein (Jersey Boys, Tartuffe, Unusual Acts of Devotion) for his costume design for The Merchant of Venice; Ken Billington (Little Miss Sunshine) for his lighting design of The Scottsboro Boys; Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Memphis, Xanadu, The Wiz) for his lighting design of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Brian Ronan (Bonnie & Clyde) for his sound design of Anything Goes; and Doug Besterman (Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, Dracula, the Musical) for his orchestrations of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Congratulations to all of this year’s Tony Award nominees! For a full list of nominees, please click here.