The Tony nominee for Best Musical is based on a 1956 jam session at the Sun Records studio in Memphis, which featured Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Gior interviews Lewis, the last surviving member of the quartet (who still performs at age 74); Tony nominee Levi Kreis, who plays Lewis in the musical; and the musical’s co-librettist, Colin Escott. (Escott and Floyd Mutrux are also nominated for Best Book).
Million Dollar Quartet is currently running at the Nederlander Theatre. To view the interview, click here.