United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, annually recognizes theatre artists for popularizing the form of the one-person show. The New York-based festival has unveiled the following nominees for its special 2012 uAward: Kathy Griffin in "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony" (The Belasco Theater), John Hurt in "Krapp's Last Tape" (Brooklyn Academy Of Music), Hugh Jackman in "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway" (The Broadhurst Theatre), and John Leguizamo in "Ghetto Klown" (The Lyceum Theatre).
The recipient of the uAward will be announced at the United Solo Closing Ceremony, scheduled for November 18, 2012 at the Theatre ROW on 42nd Street in New York City. The winner will join the list of formerly awarded artists, including Anna Deavere Smith for "Let Me Down Easy" (2010) and Patti LuPone for "The Gypsy in My Soul" (2011).
The 2012 United Solo Closing Ceremony will conclude a six-week festival program during which a wide range of local and international shows will be presented to the general public. The producers are currently accepting submissions from all over the world. Theatre artists interested in participating are invited to submit their solo works now through May 21.
More information can be found at the festival website: www.unitedsolo.org