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

Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe — Nominee for Best Director of a Play

George C. Wolfe & Joel Grey

Show: The Normal Heart

Other Honors for This Production:
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play

Tony History:
Grey:
1967: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Cabaret
1969: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, George M!
1975: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, Goodtime Charley
1979: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, The Grand Tour

Wolfe:
1992: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, Jelly’s Last Jam
1992: Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical, Jelly’s Last Jam
1993: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
1994: Tony Award nomination for Best Play, Twilight: Los Angeles: 1992
1994: Tony Award for Best Play, Angels in America: Perestroika
1994: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Angels in America: Perestroika
1996: Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score, Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk
1996: Tony Award nomination for Best Musical, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk
1996: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk
1998: Tony Award nomination for Best Play, Golden Child
2000: Tony Award nomination for Best Play, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
2000: Tony Award nomination for Best Musical, The Wild Party
2000: Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical, The Wild Party
2002: Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, Elaine Stritch at Liberty
2002: Tony Award nomination for Best Play, Topdog/Underdog
2003: Tony Award for Best Play, Take Me Out
2004: Tony Award nomination for Best Musical, Caroline, or Change
2004: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, Caroline, or Change

Fun Fact:
Grey played the leading role of Ned Weeks in the original off-Broadway production of The Normal Heart. Wolfe has directed the current Ned, Joe Mantello, to two Tony nominations as an actor: Angels in America (1993) and The Normal Heart.

Quotable Quote:
“I feel so grateful and happy and so proud to be involved with this amazing play that deserved to be on Broadway 25 years ago."—Grey in an opening night interview with Broadway.com, 4/27/11

“If Broadway isn’t ready [for The Normal Heart], it’s going to have to get ready real quick, because we’re here!" —Wolfe in an opening night interview with Broadway.com, 4/27/11

Other Nominees for Best Director of a Play