Two alums receive Tony nominations
West Side Story’s lighting designer Howell Binkley and Rock of Ages ensemble member Jeremy Woodard ’01 are among those nominated for 2009 Tony Awards.
Binkley, a Broadway veteran has been nominated for several Tony Awards and won in 2006 for Best Lighting Design of a musical for Jersey Boys. He is up for the same category for his work on West Side Story, which is also nominated in the categories of Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.
Ensemble member of Rock of Ages is Woodard’s fourth role in a Broadway play or musical. Set in L.A. in the mid 1980s Rock of Ages is a love story set to big hair 80’s rock music. The musical is nominated in the categories of Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, and Best Sound Design of a Musical.
The 2009 Tony Awards will air on Sunday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST on CBS.
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