Tony Award-nominated Broadway singing actor Rob McClure (Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off), who recently stepped into the role of Nick Bottom in the Tony-nominated musical comedy Something Rotten!, is featured in a new video paying tribute to the 2016 Tony nominees.
Watch the performance, which is titled “It's Tony Time!” (to the tune of the show's song “Bottom's Gonna Be on Top” with new lyrics by
Jimmy McNicholas), below. The 70th Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS June 12 beginning at 8 PM ET hosted by Tony winner James Corden.
Something Rotten! has music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The latter collaborated on the musical's book with John O'Farrell.
Here's how the musical is billed: “Welcome to the ’90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as ‘The Bard.’ When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self… and all that jazz. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!”
The musical plays the St. James Theatre, which is located at 246 West 44th Street.