Marking 65 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). For more information visit tonyawards.com.
Todd Rosenthal (The Motherf**ker with the Hat)
Todd Rosenthal: Tony Award, August Osage County. Regional: Goodman, Steppenwolf, Guthrie, Alliance, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, Alley, Berkeley Rep, Centerstage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare. International: National Theatre, London; Sydney Theater, Australia. Big Apple Circus set designer. Current projects: Ghost Light (Oregon Shakespeare, Berkeley Rep), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Arena Stage, Steppenwolf), Stage Kiss (Goodman), God of Carnage (Guthrie). Winner: 2009 Olivier Award, 2009 Michael Merritt Award, 2010 Garland Award. Associate professor: Northwestern University. Graduate: Yale Drama.
Rae Smith (War Horse)
Rae Smith: LCT: debut. Broadway: The Seafarer, The Weir (both by Conor McPherson). Off-Broadway: Oliver Twist (Theatre for a New Audience/John Jay, Obie Award/Best Set and Costume Design), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout), The Street of Crocodiles (John Jay). Regional: Oliver Twist (American Repertory Theater, Berkeley Rep); Dido, Queen of Carthage (also at ART). National Theatre London: Season's Greetings, Or You Could Kiss Me, All's Well That Ends Well, War Horse (Olivier Award, Evening Standard Best Design Award; now in West End), St. Joan (South Bank Award), The Seafarer, A Pillar of the Community, Theatre of Blood, The Light Princess (upcoming). Royal Shakespeare Company: As You Like It, Pedro the Great Pretender, Cymbeline, The Phoenician Women, Henry IV. Theatre de Complicité: The Visit, The Street of Crocodiles (also West End), Wiseguy Scapino, Help I'm Alive, Ave Maria. Royal Court Theatre: Shining City (also Dublin), Dublin Carol, The Weir, Faces in the Crowd, Presence, Some Voices, Trust. Ireland: An Ideal Husband (Abbey/Irish Times Award Best Costume Design) and The Birds (Gate Theatre). Opera and music theater: Gotterdammerung (completing Wagner's Ring Cycle, Opera Du Rhin, Strasbourg), A Little Night Music (Châtelet, Paris), Rusalka (Glyndebourne), Wagner's Ring Cycle (Strasbourg), Bird of Night (Royal Opera House), The Rake's Progress (Aldeburgh), A Midsummer Night's Dream (La Monnaie, Brussels). Dance: Rite of Spring (Fabulous Beast, English National Opera), Prince of the Pagodas (upcoming, National Ballet Tokyo and Birmingham Royal Ballet). www.raesmith.co.uk.
Ultz: Broadway debut 30 years ago: Good at the Booth Theatre. Other U.S. premieres: The Art of Success (MTC), Mojo (Steppenwolf), The Harder They Come (Miami). Most recent designs UK: Jerusalem (Olivier Award); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Off West End Award); Blood and Gifts (National Theatre); Macbeth, Falstaff (Glyndebourne). As an associate artist at Theatre Royal Stratford East, ULTZ develops and directs new pieces of urban music theatre: Jean Genet's play The Blacks Remixed, Da Boyz (a hip-hop version of The Boys From Syracuse) and Pied Piper (Olivier Award).
Mark Wendland (The Merchant of Venice)
Mark Wendland: Broadway: Next to Normal, Talk Radio, An Almost Holy Picture, Death of a Salesman. New York: Distracted (Roundabout), Boys Life, Some Men (Second Stage), The Age of Iron, Richard III, Hamlet, The False Servant, The Mysteries (CSC), Unconditional (Labyrinth), Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons), Hot'N'Throbbing (Signature Theatre), Beauty of the Father, Iron (MTC). The Public, Delacorte: Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens. The Public: Satellites, Fucking A, Pericles, A Dybbuk.