Schools of the Stars: Where the 2015 Tony Nominees Went to College – The Directors and Creators.

Tony Awards   Schools of the Stars: Where the 2015 Tony Nominees Went to College – The Directors and Creators.
 
Where the 2015 Tony nominees for author, director, choreographer and orchestrator pursued their college studies.
Terrence McNally and John Kander
Terrence McNally and John Kander

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What does it take to get nominated for a Tony Award? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards in directing, choreography and orchestrations categories pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

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Nominees for Best Play (Playwrights)  

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” - Simon Stephens (Playwright): University of York
Disgraced” - Ayad Akhtar (Playwright): Brown University and Columbia University
Hand to God” - Robert Askins (Playwright): Baylor University
Wolf Hall” - Hilary Mantel (Co-author): University of Sheffield and Mike Poulton (Co-author): NA

Nominees for Best Musical/Book of a Musical

An American in Paris” - Craig Lucas: Boston University
Fun Home” - Lisa Kron: Kalamazoo College
Something Rotten!” - Karey Kirkpatrick: University of Southern California and John O'Farrell: Exeter University
The Visit” - Terrence McNally: Columbia University

Nominees for Best Director of a Play

Stephen Daldry, "Skylight" - University of Sheffield
Marianne Elliott, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" - University of Hull
Scott Ellis, "You Can’t Take It with You" - Chicago Goodman School of Drama
Jeremy Herrin, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two" - Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, "Hand to God" - Boston University & Rutgers University

Nominees for Best Direction of a Musical

Sam Gold, "Fun Home" - The Juilliard School
Casey Nicholaw, "Something Rotten!" - University of California, Los Angles
John Rando, "On the Town" - University of Texas at Austin and University of California at Los Angeles
Bartlett Sher, "The King and I" - College of the Holy Cross
Christopher Wheeldon, "An American in Paris" - Royal Ballet School

Nominees for Best Choreography


Joshua Bergasse, "On the Town" - Marymount Manhattan College
Christopher Gattelli, "The King and I" - Marymount Manhattan College
Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" - Swansea University
Casey Nicholaw, "Something Rotten!" - University of California, Los Angles
Christopher Wheeldon, "An American in Paris" - Royal Ballet School

Nominees for Best Orchestrations

"An American in Paris" - Christopher Austin: University of Bristol and Guildhall School of Music and Drama,
 Don Sebesky: Manhattan School of Music and Bill Elliott: NA
John Clancy, "Fun Home" - NA
Larry Hochman, "Something Rotten!" - Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music and Mannes College of Music
Rob Mathes, "The Last Ship" - NA

Nominees for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)

"Fun Home" - Music: Jeanine Tesori - Barnard College  and Lyrics: Lisa Kron - Kalamazoo College
"The Last Ship" - Music & Lyrics: Sting - NA
"Something Rotten" - Music & Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick: Belmont College and Karey Kirkpatrick: University of Southern California
"The Visit" - Music: John Kander - Oberlin College and Columbia University and Lyrics: Fred Ebb - New York University and Columbia University
 

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