25 DAYS OF TONYS: The Nominees Tell Us Who Made Them Feel They Could Have a Place in the Theatre

Tony Awards   25 DAYS OF TONYS: The Nominees Tell Us Who Made Them Feel They Could Have a Place in the Theatre From Christine Ebersole to Paula Vogel, Steven Levenson to Christian Borle, Tony nominees share the teachers, family members, and more who made them believe a career in theatre was possible.

A life in the theatre is a rewarding, but notoriously difficult one. Sometimes, artists need someone to believe in them and make them feel as if a career in show business is a viable one.

In this video for Playbill’s 25 DAYS OF TONYS, Tony nominees answer: Who is the person that made you believe you could have a place in the theatre?

Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, David Malloy, Benj Pasek, Justin Paule, Christine Ebersole, Andy Karl, Rebecca Taichman, and more share the influential people in their lives.

Find out who was inspired by a childhood teacher, whose parents encouraged them to stick it out, and whose fate relied on a fellow Tony nominee.

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