2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Book Of A Musical'
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by BWW News Desk
Nominations in 27 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were announced today by Tony Award Winners Cynthia Nixon and Lin-Manuel Miranda from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. To view the complete list of nominees, click here.
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.
The American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2009 (8-11pm, live EST, PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.
BroadwayWorld Presents The 2009 Tony Award Nominees:
Hunter Bell was awarded an Obie, earned a GLAAD Media nomination and, along with his cast mates, received a Drama League nomination all for [title of show]. Other writing credits include the books for Silence! The Musical and the 137th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Bellobration!, as well as original material for BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet competition, the Actors Fund 125th Gala, Vineyard Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala, Broadway Bares 18: Wonderland and the 53rd Annual Drama Desk awards. He has appeared on Broadway in How The Grinch Sole Christmas and at the St. Louis Rep, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, North Shore Music Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, the MUNY, P.S. 122, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Play House, Stages St. Louis, Goodspeed Opera House, Aliance Theatre, Carnegie Hall, York Theatre, Coconut Grove, Paper Mill Playhouse, and the Vineyard Theatre. TV Credits: Guiding Light, Disney's Out of the Box. Film: Goodbye Baby, upcoming Men Who Stare at Goats. Internet: the [title of show] show. Hunter is a proud graduate and a distinguished alum of Webster University and a member of Actors' Equity and the Dramatists Guild. He thanks his incredible family for all their love and support.
Lee Hall (Billy Elliot)
David Lindsay-Abaire (Shrek The Musical)
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