Tony Awards: Best Costume Design of a Musical for "Hello, Dolly! in 2017: Best Costume Designer, in 1977 for "The Cherry Orchard", in a tie with Theoni V. Aldredge for "Annie"; and in 1990 for "Grand Hotel, The Musical"; and as Best Scenic Designer, in 1989 for "Cafe Crown".
Other British imports, Farinelli And The King, starring Oscar victor Mark Rylance, was nominated for five gongs and Tom Stoppard play Travesties, starring Tom Hollander, for four.
"They're so vocal, it's like having an extra cast member onstage", he said.
Another monumental two-part drama, a revival of "Angels in America", took 11 nominations, including best play revival, best actor Andrew Garfield and best featured actor for Nathan Lane as closeted conservative firebrand Roy Cohn. He says you can hear "audible gasps, and sobs".
Nabbing a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role was Taylor Louderman, who attended UM through her sophomore year before taking a sabbatical after earning a starring role in "Bring It On: The Musical". "Broadway audiences are incomparable".
London transplant Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Parts One and Two was nominated for 10 awards as was a Broadway revival of My Fair Lady re-interpreted for a #MeToo, post-feminist NY audience.
Best male acting nominations for a play include Denzel Washington, starring in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's epic "The Iceman Cometh". Carousel was nominated for Best Revival of a Musical against My Fair Lady and Once on This Island, while Angels in America is up for Best Revival of a Play. SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls are also slated to face off against Frozen and The Band's Visit for Best Book of a Musical. Material was added by Berkshire Eagle arts editor Jeffrey Borak.