F.A.M.E NYC told you that Fela! was the best production for 2009, and The American Theatre Wing agrees. Fela! nabbed 11 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Bill T. Jones for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, Sahr Ngaujah for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical and Lillias White for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. The revival of La Cage aux Folles also grabbed 11 Tony nominations with Kelsey Grammer also vying for the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical award.
The revival August Wilson’s Fences garnered 10 nominations including Denzel Washington for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Viola Davis for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, Kenny Leon for Best Directions of a Play and Branford Marsalis for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.
Broadway goes to Radio City Music Hall as the Tony Awards air live Sunday June 13 on CBS. To view a list of all the nominees please visit www.tonyawards.com. Good luck to all the nominees and we at F.A.M.E NYC will have our fingers crossed for Fela!