FANY Award Nominees Announced

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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.

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.

Scheduled presenters include Kelly Bishop, Donna McKechnie, Karen Ziemba, Jane Connell, Victoria Clark, B.J. Crosby, Rob Marshall, Justin Kirk, Michelle O'Neill, Karen Kay Cody and Teri White.

Here are the nominees:

OUTSTANDING PLAY
Buried Child
Master Class
Sacrilege
Seven Guitars


OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
A Delicate Balance
Inherit the Wind
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Night of the Iguana

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL
Big
Rent
State Fair

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Big, John Weidman
Rent, Jonathan Larson
State Fair, Tom Briggs & Louis Mattioli
Victor/Victoria, Blake Edwards

OUTSTANDING SCORE OF A MUSICAL
Big, David Shire & Richard Maltby, Jr
Rent, Jonathan Larson
State Fair, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Company
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The King and I

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 DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Scott Ellis, Company
James Hammerstein & Randy Skinner, State Fair
Jerry Zaks, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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 SCENIC DESIGN
Loy Arcenas, Night of the Iguana
John Lee Beatty, A Delicate Balance
Bob Crowley, Racing Demon
Heidi Landesman, Moon Over Buffalo

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Desmond Barrit, Midsummer Night's Dream
Michael Cumpsty, Racing Demon
Roger Robinson, Seven Guitars
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Seven Guitars

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Jane Connell, Moon Over Buffalo
Audra McDonald, Master Class
Michelle Shay, Seven Guitars
Lois Smith, Buried Child
Elaine Stritch, A Delicate Balance

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Daniel Jenkins, Big
Nathan Lane, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Adam Pascal, Rent
Lou Diamond Phillips, The King and I
Scott Wise, State Fair

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria
Andrea McArdle, State Fair
Donna Murphy, The King and I
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Rent

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rent
Mark Linn-Baker, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Jesse L. Martin, Rent
Ben Wright, State Fair

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Jane Krakowski, Company
Donna McKechnie, State Fair
Debra Monk, Company
Fredi Walker, Rent

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.

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