“We are thrilled for James T. Lane’s success in Broadway’s Kiss Me, Kate. His performance at the Tony Awards was spectacular, and we’re so proud to call him faculty here at the PCMT at NYFA,” - David Klein, NYFA Senior Executive Vice President
NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 10, 2019
New York Film Academy (NYFA) was proud to see several members of the NYFA community and their work honored this year at the 2019 Tony Awards. The 73rd edition of Broadway’s biggest night was held at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, with musical Hadestown becoming the standout of the night, earning eight total wins, including Best Musical.
Bryan Cranston collected his second career Tony, winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play in the stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Network. Cranston spoke with New York Film Academy students as part of our NYFA Guest Speaker Series in 2016.
Tootsie, another successful adaptation of a Hollywood film, came away with two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Santino Fontana and Best Book of a Musical for Robert Horn. Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy (PCMT at NYFA) instructor Dave Solomon served as Associate Director on the hit musical.
“We’re incredibly proud of Dave’s work on this show,” declared Mark Olsen, Chair of the Musical Theater Department at NYFA. “Adapting such a popular film is always a challenge, and this creative team has done a phenomenal job. The show is very deserving of all the accolades its received.”
The Cher Show also picked up two Tonys for Stephanie J. Block (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical) and Bob Mackie (Best Costume Design of a Musical). Travis Greisler, the Associate Director on The Cher Show, has Guest Directed the PCMT at NYFA musicals Nine (2017) and Joni (2016).
Catie Davis has also Guest Directed for PCMT at NYFA, helming last February’s production of #MARS as part of our 2019 Winter New Works Series. Davis is the Associate Director of Beetlejuice: The Musical, one of Broadway’s newest hit musicals. The cast of Beetlejuice performed as part of the evening’s ceremony.
Also performing on stage was PCMT at NYFA instructor James T. Lane, who is currently a principal cast member on Tony nominee Kiss Me, Kate. Lane’s other Broadway credits include The Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line, and King Kong.
“We are thrilled for James T. Lane’s success in Broadway’s Kiss Me, Kate, says Senior Executive Vice President David Klein. “His performance at the Tony Awards was spectacular, and we’re so proud to call him faculty here at the PCMT at NYFA.”
New York Film Academy congratulates the winners of the 2019 Tony Awards and is delighted to see its community members involved with Broadway’s biggest and most celebrated night!
About New York Film Academy
The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is a leading visual and performing arts school that offers hands-on intensive programs across 15 areas of study in New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach/Miami, Gold Coast (Australia), Florence (Italy), and more. Thousands of aspiring artists come to study at the New York Film Academy each year from over 120 countries. For more information, please visit nyfa.edu.