This yr’s Tony Awards has one shocking nomination the place just one actor has been honored in thier class. Aaron Tveit is the solely actor nominated for Finest Main Actor in a Musical. The American Theater Wing gave him the nod for his efficiency in Broadway‘s Moulin Rouge! The Musical the place he performs the function of poet Christian.
What’s ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ about?
Moulin Rouge! The Musical set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France, throughout the Belle Epoque at the flip of the twentieth century. It tells the story of Moulin Rouge star performer Satine, and an American man, Christian, navigating by a tumultuous love affair. The Moulin Rouge goes bankrupt, and Harold Zeigler, the membership’s proprietor, is keen to do no matter he deems obligatory to save lots of his present and the jobs of everybody in the forged.
The present’s official site explains the present on this method. “Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular, spectacular,” it reads.
It continues, “Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and — above all — love, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.”
Can Aaron Tveit lose his class regardless of being the solely actor nominated?
Tveit is the solely nominee in the class of Finest Main Actor in a Musical.
Nevertheless, in response to Broadway.com, Tveit should nonetheless obtain at the least 60% of those that need to see him win the award.
There’s a second possibility for Tony voters in the similar class. They can’t vote for Tveit, leaving their vote for nobody to take residence the Tony statuette.
This will probably be the first time a Tony Awards performing class has had simply one nominee. It’s additionally the first nomination for Tveit.
Tveit responds to his nomination
Tveit celebrated his nomination in a press release to USA Today.
“It’s a huge honor, and I am so grateful to be nominated!” the actor, recognized to tv followers as Danny Zuko in Grease Reside! mentioned.
“It’s also vitally important to highlight that this recognition represents, collectively, thousands of hours of work by hundreds of individuals working on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. All the brilliant craftspeople, technicians, stagehands, and crew that run our show night to night, those in the front and back of the house, inside and outside our stage doors, our incredible audience and fans, and of course the cast, creative team, and producers.”
Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. host this yr’s Tony Awards ceremony.
McDonald helms the reside broadcast of the 74th Annual Tony Awards at 7 p.m. EST on Paramount+. Odom Jr. serves as host for The Tony Awards Current Broadway’s Again!, the reside live performance occasion celebrating Broadway’s return at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.