cwfornwalt76: They MUST add best Musical Direction. It is too important of a job not to be recognized.
Don Hopkinson: Best Musical Direction! We celebrate directors and choreographers, but you can't have a musical, kids, without a quality musical director.
darrenled: Music Direction/Supervision...the only member of the "Creative Team" not on the Ballot Wiley DeWeese: Best Music Direction! Like any other member of a show's creative team (choreographer, orchestrator, sound designer), the music director makes choices which help to shape the production. A good music director brings clarity, focus, and intention to the musical aspects of a show. It could be argued that they are largely responsible for whether a score connects with an audience or not. Music Directors do a lot of tangible, integral work, and definitely deserve to be recognized!
What's a musical without music? Whether the performers dance onstage with their instruments, like in Once, or there is a 28-piece orchestra, like the 2011 revival of Follies, the music of a Broadway show is part of its magic. Continued...
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