Columbia Artists Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards

May 23, 2017

The 2017 Tony Award Nominations are in, celebrating numerous productions with Columbia artists at the helm as writers, directors, producers, and managers.

Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812 directed by Rachel Chavkin ‘08 received twelve nominations, including Best Direction of a Musical and Best Musical.

Sweat by faculty member, Lynn Nottage received three nominations, including Best Play.

Come From Away, with faculty member Sue Frost, who produced the show and alum Dave Ehle ‘96 who was the company manager, received seven nominations including Best Musical.

Indecent, with alum and faculty member Adam Hess ‘02 who was the associate producer, Grant Rice ‘04 as general manager, and faculty member Lisa Poyer as company manager, received three nominations including Best Play.

Present Laughter with Thom Clay ‘96 as company manager, received three nominations for Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play.

Jitney with faculty member Barry Grove as producer, received six nominations, and The Little Foxes, received six nominations, including Best Revival of a Play.

War Paint with Barbara Whitman ‘05 as co-producer received four nominations and The Glass Menagerie with Chris Taggart ‘10 as the company manager received one nomination.

Anastasia with Darko Tresnjak ’96 directing was nominated for two awards.

Holiday Inn with faculty member Michael J. Passaro as the production stage manager recieved one nomination.

The American Theater Wing’s Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 11th.