Theatre is—by design—a collaborative art form. When it comes to acing a performance, it takes more than great acting talent.
We asked this year’s Tony nominees to name the person without whom they could never achieve greatness onstage. From dressers to crew members to the most special people in their lives, Tony nominees Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen), Mary Beth Peil (Anastasia), Jenn Colella (Come From Away), David Hyde Pierce (Hello, Dolly!), Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!), Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Laurie Metcalf (A Doll’s House, Part 2), Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Cynthia Nixon (The Little Foxes), and Laura Linney (The Little Foxes) sound off about the people without whom they couldn’t be a Tony nominee.