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Tell Me More | Episode 9: Filling in the Gaps of the 2018 Tony Season

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On BroadwayRadio’s third annual Tony Omnibus episode, we look to fill in some of the gaps that have popped up in the theatre community’s coverage of the award season. So often our focus during this five-week buildup to Sunday night’s ceremony is on the performers and the writers who are front and center during this process. However, today, we are talking to two Tony nominees whose impact on their shows is no less important, despite the fact that they aren’t the people getting the glossy stories in the New York and theatre media. We also talk to a journalist who brings important context to the New York theatre community.

First, we speak with Susan Vargo, the Executive Producer of Live Entertainment for Nickelodeon, and the creative force who guided “SpongeBob SquarePants” to Broadway. Then, we talk to 2016 Tony Winner Clint Ramos, who is nominated again this season for his costume design for “Once on this Island.” Finally, we speak with Victoria Myers, the Editor-in-Chief of online theatrical publication, The Interval; which focuses on amplifying the voices and works of women in theatre.

Then, Matt will close out the episode with predictions for some of the biggest awards of the season; you can see all of his predictions below.

Susan Vargo
spongebobbroadway.com
Twitter: @SpongeBobBway

Clint Ramos
onceonthisisland.com
clintramos.com
Twitter: @clintramos
Instagram: @clintramos

Victoria Myers
theintervalny.com
Twitter: @victoriaspies
Instagram: @victoriafication

Matt’s Tonys Predictions
Best Musical: The Band’s Visit
Best Play: 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Best Revival of a Musical: My Fair Lady
Best Revival of a Play: Angels in America
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Andrew Garfield – Angels in America
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Glenda Jackson – Three Tall Women
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical: Ethan Slater – SpongeBob SquarePants
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Katrina Lenk – The Band’s Visit
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:
Nathan Lane – Angels in America
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play:
Denise Gough – Angels in America
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Gavin Lee – SpongeBob SquarePants
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Lindsay Mendez – Carousel
Best Direction of a Play:
John Tiffany – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Best Direction of a Musical: David Cromer – The Band’s Visit
Best Book of a Musical: Tina Fey – Mean Girls
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: David Yazbek – The Band’s Visit
Best Scenic Design in a Play: Christine Jones – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Best Scenic Design in a Musical: David Zinn – SpongeBob SquarePants
Best Costume Design in a Play: Katrina Lindsay – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Best Costume Design in a Musical: Catherine Zuber – My Fair Lady
Best Lighting Design in a Play: Neil Austin – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Best Lighting Design in a Musical: Kevin Adams – SpongeBob SquarePants
Best Sound Design of a Play: Gareth Fry – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Kai Harada – The Band’s Visit
Best Choreography: Justin Peck – Carousel
Best Orchestrations: Jamshied Sharifi – The Band’s Visit

Matt was a guest on “The Blake and Sal Show” podcast last week, discussing many of these categories more in depth. You can listen to that episode here: theblakeandsalshow.com

Contact Matt:
matt@broadwayradio.com
Twitter: @BWWMatt

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