Broadway director and choreographer Rob Marshall won a Creative Arts Emmy Award Aug. 26 for his choreography on the hit TV movie musical, "Annie," seen in 1999.
The Broadway director and choreographer (Little Me, Cabaret) was also nominated for his direction of the picture, seen on ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney." The movie will be re-broadcast in December 2000.
Marshall has already been tapped to direct the three-hour movie version of Jerry Herman's Mame, produced by Storyline Entertainment and Barwood Films.
Paul Bogaev also won a Creative Arts Emmy for music direction of "Annie."
* More Emmy winners will be announced when the main Emmy Awards are celebrated Sept. 10.
The hit TV version of the Broadway musical, Annie, earned 12 nominations, among them Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Kathy Bates as Miss Hannigan), Outstanding Made for TV Movie, Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries, Movie or Special, Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or Special, Outstanding Costumes and Outstanding Music Direction (Paul Bogaev), among other technical awards.
Other theatre vets and projects were also nominated for Emmys, honoring the best in television, as decided by the members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The PBS "Great Performances" production of "Crazy For You," from the Paper Mill Playhouse, earned a nom for Outstanding Direction for a Variety or Music Program (for Matthew Diamond).
Elizabeth Franz was nominated for her "supporting" performance as Linda Loman is the Showtime TV remount of "Death of a Salesman," with the cast and staging of the recent Broadway revival. Brian Dennehy was also nommed for Leading Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for reprising his Broadway Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman."
Theatre and TV actress Nancy Marchand earned a posthumous nomination in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for her work on HBO's "The Sopranos." She died June 18 after a long bout with cancer.
The Emmy Awards will be broadcast on ABC.
-- By Kenneth Jones