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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Arian Moayed — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Arian Moayed

Show:
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Role:
Musa, an Iraqi gardener who begins working as a translator to American soldiers after war has ravaged his home life.

Bio Brief:
After graduating from Indiana University, Moayed headed to New York City where he co-founded the Waterwell theater company. Bengal Tiger marks his Broadway debut.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance 
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut

Tony History:
This is Moayed’s first Tony Award nomination. 

Fun Fact:
Moayed is also a screenwriter, and his first film, This Island Made Me, is currently in development with Campbell Scott attached to star.

Quotable Quote:
“Many people didn’t think [Bengal Tiger] should be on Broadway. It’s dark, gory and has all these big ideas people don’t want to delve into, but Broadway should have shows that take epic risks like this.” —Moayed in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/11/11

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

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