Schools of the Stars: Where the 2014 Tony Nominees Went to College – The Directors

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02 May 2014

Where the 2014 Tony nominees for director, choreographer and orchestrator pursued their college studies.

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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 2014 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.

Nominees for Best Director of a Play
Tim Carroll (Twelfth Night): NA
Michael Grandage (The Cripple of Inishmaan): Central School of Speech and Drama
Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun): Clark Atlanta University
John Tiffany (The Glass Menagerie): Glasgow University



Nominees for Best Direction of a Musical
Warren Carlyle (After Midnight): Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts
Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch): New York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Leigh Silverman (Violet): Carnegie Mellon University
Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder): Swarthmore College and Columbia University School of the Arts

Nominees for Best Choreography
Warren Carlyle (After Midnight): Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts
Steven Hoggett (Rocky): Swansea University
Kelly Devine (Rocky): Chapman University
Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin): University of California, Los Angeles
Susan Stroman (Bullets Over Broadway): University of Delaware

Nominees for Best Orchestrations
Doug Besterman (Bullets Over Broadway): University of Rochester
Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County): Eastman School of Music
Steve Sidwell (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical): The Royal College of Music
Jonathan Tunick (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder): Bard College and The Juilliard School