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Rob Ashford for The Sound of Music Live!, David Mamet & the Tony Awards Broadcast Earn DGA Nominations

Rob Ashford for The Sound of Music Live!, David Mamet & the Tony Awards Broadcast Earn DGA Nominations
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Rob Ashford, David Mamet & the 2013 Tony Awards broadcast honored with Directors Guild Award nods.

Tony winner Rob Ashford, Beth McCarthy-Miller and the directing team of NBC's broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! have been nominated for a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series. This is Ashford’s first DGA Award nomination. Also nominated in the same category is Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet for his HBO film Phil Spector, which starred Al Pacino.

In addition, Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 67th Annual Tony Awards have been nominated for a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. This marks the tenth nomination for Weiss, who has served as director of the Tony Awards broadcast since 2001. He previously won the award in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Broadway vet Jane Lynch on February 25.

Watch the now epic opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards featuring host Neil Patrick Harris and casts from numerous musicals!

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