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2013
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Scott Ellis — Nominee for Best Director of a Musical

Scott Ellis

Show
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Other Honors for This Production:
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Musical

Tony History:
1994: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, She Loves Me
1997: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, Steel Pier
1998: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, 1776
2005: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Twelve Angry Men
2007: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, Curtains

Fun Fact:
Before becoming a director, Ellis actually began his career as a performer with two Broadway credits: 1980's Musical Chairs and 1984's The Rink opposite Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera (whom he would later direct in Drood).

Quotable Quote:
"Someone asked me, 'What was the biggest challenge with Drood?' That original [1985] cast was pretty remarkable, so it was a challenge to get a group who could hopefully wipe the memories away from people who had seen it—or if they hadn't seen it, to really have the same experience that people had as the original. So I was so pleased with the cast in this show. Each one of them was so good—I'm just thrilled." — Ellis, in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/13

Other Nominees for Best Director of a Musical