The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.
Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were announced on May 4, 2010 by Broadway Star Lea Michele and Tony Award Nominee Jeff Daniels.
The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
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2010 Tony Award Winner
'Best Costume Design of a Musical'
Marina Draghici (Fela!)
Marina was born in Bucharest, Romania. She emigrated to the United States where she graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 1988. Prior to FELA! Marina has collaborated with Bill T. Jones on Dream on a Monkey Mountain (Guthrie Theatre) and 24 Images Secondes (Lyons Opera). Her work has been seen at the Paris National Opera, Zurich Opera, Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, Opera de Nice, NYCO, Edinburgh Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, National Theatre of Prague, Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club and Lincoln Center among many other venues in the US and abroad. Awards: Lucille Lortel, Obie and numerous nominations. Film/TV: The Grey Zone, Heights, Dexter, Twelve and Holding, S.O.P., Rage, The Cake Eaters, Precious: based on Sapphire's novel Push.
'Best Costume Design of a Musical'
2010 Tony Award Nominees
Paul Tazewell (Memphis)
Broadway: Guys And Dolls, In the Heights (Tony nomination), The Color Purple (Tony nomination), Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (Tony nomination), Caroline, or Change, A Raisin in the Sun, Drowning Crow, On the Town, Def Poetry Jam, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Fascinating Rhythm. Off-Broadway: Ruined, Flesh and Blood, Harlem Song, Dina Was, City Center Encores! The Wiz,Lil Abner and Purlie.
Matthew Wright (La Cage aux Folles)
For the Chocolate Factory: La Cage aux Folles, Sweet Charity, They're Playing Our Song. Matthew trained at the Glasgow School of Art in Textile Design. On graduating he won the Royal Society of Arts Young Designer and two awards from the Japanese Fashion Foundation for design.
He was nominated for the TMA Best Design Award for his work on the Royal Shakespeare Company's Speaking Like Magpies (West End and Stratford-upon-Avon) and has designed the current national tour of Evita. Other recent designs include: Blackbird at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, Shadowlands, starring Charles Dance and Janie Dee (West End); and The Glass Menagerie starring Jessica Lange (West End).
Other theatre designs include: Nigel Planer's On the Ceiling (West End and Birmingham Rep); In Praise of Love (Chichester Festival Theatre); Alphabetical Order, What the Butler Saw, A Month in the Country (Salisbury Playhouse); Bezti, Katharine de Souza, Getting to the Foot of the Mountain, Swamp City (Birmingham Rep); One Under (Tricycle); Clouds (UK tour); The Dead Eye Boy, Us and Them (Hampstead); Bells, Chaos, Paper Thin (Kali Theatre); Deadeye (Soho Theatre); The Green Man (Plymouth/Bush Theatre); Presence, Royal Supreme, Blood Red Saffron Yellow, Musik, The Imposter (Plymouth); Arcadia (Northampton); The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Dancing at Lughnasa, Four Nights in Knaresborough, All That Trouble We Had (New Vic Stoke); Private Lives (Exeter); Romeo and Juliet (UK tour); Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Oxford Stage Company). His other work in opera includes: Il pomo d'oro (Batignano Opera Festival) and Don Pasquale (Scottish Opera Go Round); and he also designed costumes for Seriously Funny (Channel 4).