Other Honors for This Production:
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Diector of a Musical
1994: Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography, Grease
Calhoun counts nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune as his mentor: Calhoun performed in the first national tour of Tune’s Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, he made his Broadway debut in Tune’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and he made his directorial debut with Tommy Tune Tonight!
“At this age, it’s clear you certainly don’t need this, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want it. I was so disappointed after Big River that I just assumed I’d never be nominated. More than anything, it’s relief.” —Calhoun in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/1/12