Connecticut theater fans will have a few folks with local connections to root for when they tune in to
What could be a dramatic and emotional moment would be a win for Da'Vine Joy Randolph, nominated for best featured actress in a musical for her work in "Ghost the Musical" The actress graduated just one year ago from the Yale School of
She faces stiff competition with two veteran actresses: Judy Kaye (who has a Tony) for her performance in "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and Jane Houdyshell (who hasn't) for her "Broadway Baby" performance in the revival of "Follies."
Also nominated are Elizabeth A. Davis in "Once" and Jessie Mueller in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever."
Foklks at Hartford's
Hartt folks can keep the cheering section going for one of their own: Christopher Jahnke who was co-nominated with William David Brohn for best orchestrations for the revival of "Porgy and Bess." They are competing with
The heavy favorite for best play of the season is the
As for best musical it should be a battle between "Newsies" and "Once." Also nominated are the since-closed "Leap of Faith" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It," which had its beginnings in another version at the
"Death of a Salesman" starring
And if Jeremy Jordan wins for best actor on a musical for "Newsies,"
TONY AWARDS will be broadcast from 8 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 on CBS-TV.
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