The American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Tony Awards® was honored on June 14 with two Prime Time Emmy Award nominations. That’s the 2015 show, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, broadcast on CBS.
The nominations were in the categories of:
“The entire team at the Tony Awards work tirelessly all year long to bring create an unforgettable live show – that brings the best of Broadway to fans and viewers around the world. We are so proud that their hard work has been once again been recognized,” said Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theater Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, in a statement.
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 39 Emmy nominations and 18 Emmy wins, including the best show in its class for 8 times. That recognition is far more than any time in Tony Awards history and is unparalleled by any other awards show today.
Among the Broadway names to notch up Emmy noms this year are two stars who were honored for reprising their Tony Award-winning Broadway performances on the small screen: Audra McDonald for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and Bryan Cranston for All the Way.
Other past Tony-winning performers receiving nominations were James Corden, Viola Davis, Judith Light, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Lily Tomlin, and Courtney B. Vance. Past Tony-nominee Laurie Metcalf was nominated for three Emmys this year.
The list of past Tony Award-winning and nominated artists to receive Emmy nominations also includes director Thomas Kail and designers David Korins, William Ivey Long, Derek McLane, and Paul Tazewell.
Bravo to them all. The 68th Emmy Awards will take place on September 18 in Los Angeles.
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.Revised Sunday, 09 April, 2017