Grease: Live! Wins Big at the Creative Arts Emmys

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Grease: Live Courtesy of Fox

Two of the last year's televised Broadway musicals took home awards at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys, which were given September 11.

Fox-TV's Grease: Live! earned Emmys in four categories; NBC's The Wiz Live! garnered one. The awards, mainly in technical categories, were given for TV shows that aired from June 1, 2015, until May 31, 2016, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Two designers from the Broadway hit Hamilton were among the night’s winners. Tony-nominated scenic designer David Korins won for his work on Grease: Live!, while Tony-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell won for The Wiz Live!

Grease: Live!, which won for Special Class Program, was directed by Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail. It was co-executive produced by Marc Platt, Kail and Alex Rudzinski.

Also honored was the CW musical series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which won for Outstanding Choreography (Kathryn Burns) for “I'm So Good at Yoga/A Boy Band.”

Grease: Live! won Emmys for:
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
Outstanding Special Class Program

The Wiz Live! won an Emmy for:
Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming

The Wiz Live! costume designer Tazewell is having a banner year. This is his first Emmy win (and nomination), which comes just months after he won his first Tony Award for Hamilton.

Actor Peter Scolari, who has a half dozen Broadway appearances under his belt including Wicked, and the sports plays Magic/Bird and Bronx Bombers, won the Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy.

The CW comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which regularly includes Broadway-style production numbers, won the Emmy for Outstanding Choreography. It went to Kathryn Burns for the number “I'm So Good at Yoga/A Boy Band.”

Click here for a complete list of the winners.

The 68th Primetime Emmys will be given September 18.

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