Schools of the Stars: Where the 2017 Tony Winners Went to College

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Where the 2017 Tony Award winners pursued their college studies.
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What does it take to win 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 2017 Tony Award winners 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.

Best Play
J.T. Rogers, Playwright (Oslo): University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!): University of Hawaii at Monoa

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen): Columbia University

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf (A Doll’s House, Part 2): Illinois State University

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Kevin Kline (Present Laughter): Indiana University & The Juilliard School

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen): Did not attend college

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!): University of Michigan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Aronov (Oslo): New World School of the Arts & Southern Methodist University

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Cynthia Nixon (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes): Barnard College

Best Book of a Musical
Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen): Brown University

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen) : University of Michigan

Best Director of a Play
Rebecca Taichman (Indecent): Yale University

Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley (Come From Away): Yale University

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler (Bandstand): Southern Methodist University

Best Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire (Dear Evan Hansen): Berklee College of Music

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812): Yale University & New York University

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Nigel Hook (The Play That Goes Wrong): Trinity College Carmarthen & Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Santo Loquasto (Hello, Dolly!): King’s College

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes): Liverpool Art School & Central School of Arts & Crafts

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Bradley King (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812): New York University

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind (Indecent): Boston University & Yale University

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