The June 2013 broadcast of the American Theatre Wing's 67th Annual Tony Awards® (2013) was honored on August 16 with two Primetime Emmy Awards® at the Creative Arts Awards presentation in Los Angeles, and a third Emmy at the Primetime Emmy Awards® ceremony on August 25. The Tony Awards won in the following categories:
Outstanding Special Class Program – Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer, Glenn Weiss Executive Producer and Neil Patrick Harris, Host/Producer
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics “Bigger!” – Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special – Glenn Weiss
This is the third consecutive year that the Tony Awards have won in the Special Class and Music and Lyrics categories. Weiss was previously the recipient of Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special in 2012 for the 65th Annual Tony Awards, in addition to Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2003 for the 56th Annual Tony Awards.
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"This show certainly was ‘bigger’, living up to the lyrics of the opening song,” Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner said in a statement. “This could not have happened without the talents of hundreds of theatre and television professionals working hand in hand. Our gratitude to everyone on the production and especially Neil Patrick Harris, whose talents helped the Tonys bring home another two Emmys.”
“Being able to direct such an amazing group of television and Broadway professionals at the same time is fulfilling in and of itself, being recognized for it is as good as it gets,” Weiss added.
“The 67thAnnual Tony Awards was certainly an outstanding production from the spectacular opening number to the moment the lights dimmed at the end of the show,” Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theater Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said. “We are incredibly proud of the entire team for their hard work and are honored that the Awards continue to be recognized.” They added, “2013 was definitely a stand-out year for the Tony Awards, and we are incredibly proud that Glenn’s spectacular work continues to be honored by his industry colleagues and peers,.We are thrilled for everyone on the Tonys team who has been recognized over the past two weeks.”
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment have acted as executive producers of the Tony Awards telecast since 2004. During White Cherry’s tenure, the Tony Awards have been recognized with an unprecedented 34 Emmy nominations and 18 Emmy wins, including the best show in its class for the last 5 consecutive years, and 7 of the last 8 outings. That recognition is far more than any time in Tony Awards history and is unparalleled by any other awards show today.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award, which was founded by the American Theatre Wing in 1947, is bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast – the night America watches Broadway – is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and broadcast each June on CBS. For up-to-the-minute news follow The Tony Awards on Facebook and Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards.
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