It’s the most exciting night of the year on Broadway, our industry’s annual opportunity to show the country what we’ve been up to for the past twelve months: It's The Tony Awards!
The Tony Awards are that one moment where it feels like Broadway is truly the center of the universe. But that magnified exposure also leads to immense pressure for everyone involved. There is so much planning, money and creativity put into making those 3 ½ minutes perfect, and nobody- from the producers to the creatives to the performers- is immune to any of it.
On this episode of The Ensemblist, we hear from three Broadway actors all currently in shows nominated for Best Musical at the 2014 Tony Awards, and who have also performed on the Tony telecast in the past. We'll learn about what goes into creating a Tony performance: the scheduling, creativity and rehearsals, and the insane breakdown of Broadway’s biggest day.
Jeff Kready (Les Miserables, Sunday in the Park with George, Billy Elliot, A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder)
Rashidra Scott (Avenue Q, Finian’s Rainbow, Hair, Sister Act, Beautiful)
T. Oliver Reid (Kiss Me Kate, Chicago, Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna Dance, La Cage Aux Folles,