‘Hello, Dolly!’ Has a Full House on Broadway
Please welcome Bette Midler, which is well-known to every musical’s fan, on The 71st Annual Tony Awards.
The leading role in 2017 iconic “Hello, Dolly” remake went to Bette Midler, one of the most famous actresses on the Broadway. The musical was nominated for 10 awards. The superstar shared her impressions with “CBS This Morning “and told how she fell in love with the theatre at first sight.
As well as Midler, crowd pleaser David Hyde Pierce is another lead actor nominee. The rest of nominations were intended for the musical’s creative team members.
Gavin Creel, nominated for featured actor award, said that “Hello, Dolly” is the most “Broadway” show he has ever participated in. In his opinion, the most amazing thing about the show is its costumes and design introduced by Santo Loquasto. He still can’t believe in his big success and surprised at the audience’s reaction to the Bette Midler.
“The story itself is important but often presentation and design are more than half the performance.” – Creel said.
Featured actress nominee Kate Baldwin also reported about the huge support from the viewers. “These nominations only reflect the vibes that come from the audience every night we play the roles.”
Another award-winning musical, “Falsettos”, obtained five Tonys. Its plot is based on the events connected with AIDS crisis and unfolding in 1980’s. The stage time mostly dedicated to family vicissitudes.
“That performance was first presented two decades ago but much has changed since then. Now people look at such issues differently and the show’s revival has never been truer. Especially the second part which entirely revolves around AIDS” . - cast member Andrew Rannels expressed his view
Actress Stephanie J. Block emphasized moral turpitude of those people: “The used to deal with all their family issues using money”
Nominee Brandon Uranowitz was fascinated by the cast of a show and believes that the play won’t be prosperous without a special interaction between the team’s members. Moreover, he declared his admiration for the musical: “It was my biggest wish since college times and a dream eventually come true”.
Christian Borle who has already won two Tonys before is a lead actor nominee in the show. Like Uranowitz, he was also pleased with the cast and happy to work with his old acquaintances again. Overall, four artists were nominated for starring in “Falsettos”.
Eva Noblezada was nominated for her role in the revival of “Miss Saigon.” where she represents the character of Kim. “This woman fights for her life and she is a good example of a strong personality that deserves respect” – actress praised her role. “I quickly got along with the others and truly became fond of them. Each member of the cast was quite supportive and affectionate.” “Miss Saigon” got two nominations for this big event in total.
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