BREAKING NEWS: 3 ultimate Broadway legends who have made their mark on the New York Stage will be receiving special Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Tony Awards this year. The recipients are…,
4 time Tony Award winning legendary playwright Terrence McNally (known as one of The Greatest Contemporary Playwrights the Theater World has yet produced with hit plays including Bad Habits, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (which returns to Broadway this Spring), Deuce, Master Class, Mother and Sons, and It's Only A Play. In addition, he is known for creating the book for some of the most beloved notable musicals including The Rink, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, RAGTIME on Broadway, The Visit Musical, Catch Me If You Can, and recently Anastasia The Musical).
Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated British actress Rosemary Harris (known for appearing in hit plays including The Lion in Winter, The Royal Family, Waiting in the Wings, Hay Fever, Heartbreak House, Old Times, and currently starring the Award winning Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady on Broadway. You might have also seen her screen work including Tom & Viv, Notorious Woman, Holocaust, The Gift, and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series),
and Tony nominated orchestrator, music director, and conductor Harold Wheeler (known for notable orchestrations was nominated for hit shows including The Life, Little Me, Swing!, The Full Monty, Hairspray Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and currently for this season on the smash hit Ain't Too Proud Musical. He also was well known for being the First African American Musical director for a Pop act (starting in the 1960's for Burt Bacharach – Legend) and the 2nd to ever conduct the Oscars. He also served as band leader for Dancing with the Stars).
Bravo to these 3 incredible legends for your amazing mark on the New York Theater scene.
You can see McNally, Harris, and Wheeler being honored on Broadway's biggest night of the year. The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be hosted by James Corden coming to you live from New York's famed Radio City Music Hall on June 9th, 2019. Tune into the Tonys on CBS at 8pm EST. In addition, the announcement of the nominees will be revealed by Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth this Tuesday morning at 8:30pm from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. You will be able to hear the nomination announcement on CBS News and livestreamed on the Tony Awards website.
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