Park, Hochman, Hoffman, Kitt, Lopez Among Nominees for 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

News   Park, Hochman, Hoffman, Kitt, Lopez Among Nominees for 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
The nominees for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced May 12. A few notable stage performers, composers and orchestrators appeared on the list of honorees for soap operas, talk shows, children's programs, and other morning and afternoon television fare.

In the soap opera categories, Michael Park, who is currently appearing Off-Broadway in The Burnt Part Boys, received his fourth nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as Jack Snyder in CBS-TV's "As the World Turns." Ricky Paull Goldin, who counts originating Danny Zuko in the 1994 revival of Grease! among his stage credits, was recognized in the Supporting Actor category for playing Jake Martin on ABC-TV's "All My Children." Philip Seymour Hoffman, an Academy Award winner for "Capote" and a Tony Award nominee for True West and Long Day's Journey Into Night, was nominated for Outstanding Performance in an Animated Program for his work on the PBS-TV series "Arthur." His competition includes Amy Poehler for Nickelodeon's "The Mighty B!," Ed Asner for PBS-TV's "Wordgirl," and the late Tony nominee Eartha Kitt (The Wild Party, Timbuktu!) for Nickelodeon's "The Wonder Pets."

Tony-nominated orchestrator Larry Hochman (currently represented by The Addams Family) serves as a lead composer on "The Wonder Pets." His work, along with that of Avenue Q Tony winner Bobby Lopez and others, received a nod in Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction and Composition. "A Fiddler Crab Am I," a song Hochman co-wrote for the show with Tony winner Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof) and Billy Aronson, also made the cut in the Outstanding Original Song – Children's and Animation category.

The Daytime Emmy Awards air June 27 on CBS. Check local listings. For the complete list of nominees, click here.

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