End of the Rainbow
Anthony, Judy Garland’s loyal friend and pianist during her 1968 comeback concert at London’s Talk of the Town.
End of The Rainbow marks Cumpsty’s 15th Broadway show. His previous credits include Copenhagen, Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, 42nd Street, 1776 and the original La Bete. His many Shakespeare credits include Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night and Richard III.
This is Cumpsty's first Tony nomination.
Cumpsty received a Tiffany crystal beer mug as an opening night present from End of the Rainbow co-star Tracie Bennett.
“This is my first Tony nomination, [and] it feels really lovely.... There were a couple I was hopeful for; I remember when I was doing Copenhagen, it was like every great actor in the world was doing a play in New York.” —Cumpsty in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/1/12