2002 TONY AWARD: Direction of a Musical, JOHN RANDO, Urinetown

Tony Awards   2002 TONY AWARD: Direction of a Musical, JOHN RANDO, Urinetown

Tony Winner John Rando
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

John Rando has won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. A list of all the nominees follows:


James Lapine, Into the Woods
Mr. Lapine also collaborated with Stephen Sondheim as both librettist and director on Broadway's Passion and Sunday in the Park with George. With William Finn, he collaborated on the Off-Broadway March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, produced together on Broadway as Falsettos; and on A New Brain for LCT. Other B'way: Dirty Blonde, The Diary of Anne Frank, Golden Child. Off-B'way: Twelve Dreams, Luck Pluck & Virtue, The Moment When, The Winter's Tale. Michael Mayer, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Broadway: An Almost Holy Picture; Uncle Vanya; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Lion in Winter; Side Man (also London, Washington, DC); A View from the Bridge (Tony Award, Best Revival); Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway: The Credeaux Canvas, Stupid Kids, Baby Anger, Antigone in New York, View of the Dome. Regional: Angels in America (national tour). He is resident director of the Roundabout Theatre.

Trevor Nunn, Oklahoma!
Mr. Nunn is director of the Royal National Theatre, where his productions have included Arcadia, Not About Nightingales, My Fair Lady and South Pacific. In 1968, he became the youngest-ever artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he staged Nicholas Nickleby (five Tony Awards) and Les Miserables (eight Tony Awards). America has also seen his Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Aspects of Love and Chess.

John Rando, Urinetown
Broadway: Neil Simon's The Dinner Party and A Thousand Clowns. NY: The Pajama Game; Do, Re, Mi and Strike Up The Band for "Encores!"; Mere Mortals; Ancient History; English Made Simple; An Empty Plate; Venetian Twins; When Ladies Battle; Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Old Globe, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Playmakers Rep, Syracuse Stage.

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