The Friends of New York Theatre has announced nominees for the 1995-96 FANY Awards. FNY describes its awards as People's Choice Award for the Broadway theatre.
Winners will be announced at the 3rd Annual FANY Awards June 9 at the Westbeth Theatre Center Music Hall, in New York City.
Here are the nominees:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Robert Falls, Night of the Iguana
Adrian Noble, Midsummer Night's Dream
Lloyd Richards, Seven Guitars
Gary Sinise, Buried Child
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY Rob Marshall, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Rob Marshall, Victor/Victoria
Randy Skinner, State Fair
Susan Stroman, Big
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Theoni V. Aldredge, The School For Scandal
Willa Kim, Victor/Victoria
Roger Kirk, The King and I
Constanza Romero, Seven Guitars
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Paul Gallo, The Tempest
James F. Ingalls, Night of the Iguana
Brian MacDevitt, Master Class
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Giancarlo Esposito, Sacrilege
Frank Langella, The Father
William Peterson, Night of the Iguana
George C. Scott, Inherit the Wind
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Carol Burnett, Moon Over Buffalo
Ellen Burstyn, Sacrilege
Zoe Caldwell, Master Class
Marsha Mason, Night of the Iguana
SPECIAL AWARDS Outstanding Broadway Debut: Kellie Overby, Buried Child
Sustained Excellence in the Theatre: Circle in the Square
Outstanding Community Service: The American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre" Seminar Program
Special Award to the Dancing Ensemble of Victor/Victoria
Special Award to the Children of Big
The June 9 awards ceremony will begin at 7 PM with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. A silent auction of autographed window cards will be held until 8:15 PM with benefits to proceed The American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre" Seminar Program, this year's FANY winner for Outstanding Community Service.
The ceremony will be hosted by comic performer/writer, Bobby Rivers and will begin at 8:30 pm. Some of this year's scheduled presenters are choreographer, Rob Marshall (Company, Forum and Victor/Victoria), Karen Kay Cody (Master Class) and previous FANY Nominees and Winners: Judy Kuhn, She Loves Me, Victoria Clark (How to Succeed . . .), B.J. Crosby (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Justin Kirk (Love! Valour! Compassion!) and Michelle O'Neill (The Heiress).
Tickets for non-members are $30. For information on ticket availability call (212) 974-0139.
An eight-member panel chose nominees from among Broadway shows which had official openings between May 1, 1995 and April 30, 1996.
Founded in 1990, The Friends of New York Theatre was born from a desire to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding achievement in the Broadway theatre from the perspective of the ticket-buying public. Winners are chosen by the membership, which is open to all, and will be awarded medallions especially designed for the Friends of New York Theatre.