Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis have won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Score. A list of all the nominees follows:
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Harry Connick, Jr., Thou Shalt Not
Mr. Connick made his B'way debut in 1990's Harry Connick, Jr. and His Orchestra: Live on Broadway. He made his first jazz recording at age 11 and debuted on Columbia at 19. Recordings: Songs I Heard, 30, Come By Me, When Harry Met Sally. He has sold millions of records, earned three Grammys and nominations for Emmy, Cable Ace, Golden Globe and Oscar awards. As actor: Memphis Belle, Hope Floats, Independence Day and TV film of "South Pacific."
Marvin Hamlisch, Craig Carnelia, Sweet Smell of Success
Mr. Carnelia is proud to be making this debut writing "just lyrics" with Hamlisch, Guare and Hytner. As a composer-lyricist, he has written for Broadway: Working and Is There Life After High School? and Off-Broadway: Three Postcards. Goodspeed Opera House will premiere his musical Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief this spring. Old Globe is planning Imaginary Friends, by Nora Ephron with songs by Hamlisch and Carnelia.
Mr. Hamlisch composed music for Broadway musicals A Chorus Line (Pulitzer Prize) and They're Playing Our Song. He composed more than 40 motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin's music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. He is principal pops conductor with Pittsburgh Symphony and the National Symphony in Washington, DC.
Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, Urinetown
Mr. Hollman is a former ensemble member of the Cardiff-Giant Theatre Company in Chicago. He played trombone for the Chicago art-rock band Maestro Subgum and the Whole and played piano for the Second City national touring company and Chicago City Limits. He attended the Making Tuners Workshop at New Tuners Theatre in Chicago and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in NY, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.
Mr. Kotis is a veteran of the Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Jobey and Katherine, his play about fish, toast and a love stronger and grimmer than death, enjoyed runs in New York and Chicago in 1997. As a member of Cardiff Giant, he appeared in countless anarchic improvisations and co-authored six plays including LBJFKKK, Love Me and Aftertaste! (the Musical). Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Ms. Tesori has worked extensively on Broadway as a composer, arranger and conductor. Her score for Nicholas Hytner's production of Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center earned a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk Award. With lyricist Brian Crawley she wrote Violet (NY Drama Critics Circle Award). Current projects Caroline or Change with Tony Kushner and George C. Wolfe and Disney's Mulan II with lyricist Alexa Junge.
Mr. Scanlan is the author of the novel Does Freddy Dance. He has published articles in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Playboy, Playbill and other magazines. He wrote the lyrics to Jeanine Tesori's music for "The Girl in 14G," on Kristin Chenoweth's recent Sony CD, Let Yourself Go. A former actor, he originated the role of Miss Great Plains in the Off-Broadway musical Pageant.