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2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'

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2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 22 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

To view the complete list of nominees, click here.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

Marking 65 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). For more information visit tonyawards.com.


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2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus (The Book of Mormon)
Larry Hochman: Tony nominations: Fiddler, A Class Act, Spamalot. Four Emmy Awards as composer of "The Wonder Pets" (Nickelodeon). Other Broadway includes The Addams Family, The Scottsboro Boys, Jane Eyre. Regional, Off-Broadway: 28 shows including The Visit (Kander & Ebb). Seventeen films include Disney and Marvin Hamlisch's The Informant! Composer: Little Mermaid II (additional music), Spielberg's "Amazing Stories," In Memoriam (symphonic poem publ. E.B. Marks). Recordings, concerts: Sir Paul McCartney, Not the Messiah (Eric Idle), Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Maury Yeston, Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony.

Stephen Oremus: Broadway: music supervisor/arranger of Wicked; music supervisor/vocal arranger/orchestrator of Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5; co-producer with Dolly Parton of the Grammy-nominated 9 to 5 Broadway cast recording. Other: worldwide music supervisor for Wicked; music supervisor/vocal arranger/orchestrator of tick, tick...BOOM!; music director of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party and Rent (national tour); music director/conductor for Rufus Wainwright's Judy Garland concert at Carnegie Hall, London, Paris, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and the Olympia in Paris; music director of Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall.

 

'Best Orchestrations'
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2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'Doug Besterman (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Doug Besterman: Broadway: How to Succeed, Elf, Young Frankenstein, Tarzan, Dracula, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony/Drama Desk), The Producers (2001 Tony/Drama Desk), Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse (1999 Tony), Big, Damn Yankees, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. International: Guys and Dolls, Der Schuh Des Manitu. Regional: Limelight, Minsky's. Film/television: Nine, The Producers, Mulan, Anastasia, "Lincoln," "Cinderella," "Annie," "Geppetto," "South Pacific," Superstar and "Scrubs." With Susan Stroman, the ballets Frankie and Johnny...and Rose, Take Five - More or Less, But Not for Me and Double Feature.



2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'Larry Hochman (The Scottsboro Boys)
Larry Hochman: Three Tony nominations, four Emmys. Broadway: The Addams Family, Spamalot, Jane Eyre, Fiddler, others. 28 Regional and Off-Broadway shows. 18 films including Disney, Marvin Hamlisch's The Informant. Composer: The Wonder Pets!, Disney, Spielberg's Amazing Stories. Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Boston Pops. www.LarryHochman.net.



2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus (The Book of Mormon)
Larry Hochman: Tony nominations: Fiddler, A Class Act, Spamalot. Four Emmy Awards as composer of "The Wonder Pets" (Nickelodeon). Other Broadway includes The Addams Family, The Scottsboro Boys, Jane Eyre. Regional, Off-Broadway: 28 shows including The Visit (Kander & Ebb). Seventeen films include Disney and Marvin Hamlisch's The Informant! Composer: Little Mermaid II (additional music), Spielberg's "Amazing Stories," In Memoriam (symphonic poem publ. E.B. Marks). Recordings, concerts: Sir Paul McCartney, Not the Messiah (Eric Idle), Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Maury Yeston, Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony.

Stephen Oremus: Broadway: music supervisor/arranger of Wicked; music supervisor/vocal arranger/orchestrator of Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5; co-producer with Dolly Parton of the Grammy-nominated 9 to 5 Broadway cast recording. Other: worldwide music supervisor for Wicked; music supervisor/vocal arranger/orchestrator of tick, tick...BOOM!; music director of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party and Rent (national tour); music director/conductor for Rufus Wainwright's Judy Garland concert at Carnegie Hall, London, Paris, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and the Olympia in Paris; music director of Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall.



2011 Tony Awards: THE BOOK OF MORMON Wins 'Best Orchestrations'Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank (Catch Me If You Can)
Marc Shaiman enjoyed composing the music and co-writing the lyrics for Hairspray with Scott Wittman. For their score, the pair won Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards. Their next Broadway score was for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, for which they won absolutely nothing. Marc's film credits date back to the silents and include Broadcast News; When Harry Met Sally; Beaches; Misery; City Slickers; The Addams Family; A Few Good Men; Sister Act; Sleepless in Seattle; The First Wives Club; Patch Adams; The American President; George of the Jungle; South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut; and The Bucket List. He has been nominated five times for an Oscar and lost every time. Marc was Emmy-nominated for writing on "Saturday Night Live" (the Sweeney Sisters) and is an actual Emmy Award winner for Billy Crystal's medleys for "The Academy Awards." His arrangements for Harry Connick, Jr. were Grammy nominated, as was the Hairspray soundtrack, and he has worked with many other artists, including Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Eric Clapton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Jennifer Holliday, Jenifer Lewis, Patti LuPone, John Mayer, Barbra Streisand and basically everyone in show biz who hasn't worn a meat dress. But the night is young! Marc's work with Bette Midler is plentiful but it is their collaboration for Johnny Carson's penultimate "Tonight Show" that will always remain a highlight. He auditioned but was not chosen to play himself on her sitcom. Marc's Internet sensation, "PROP 8-The Musical," has been viewed more than six million times (@funnieordie.com) and won a Webbie Award, whatever that is. He recently co-wrote/produced various cuts on Mariah Carey's latest Xmas CD. It is Marc's belief that nothing says Christmas more than a Jew in a recording studio in August in L.A. Marc and Scott have written fabulous numbers for Neil Patrick Harris for his award hosting, don't ya think? They are currently co-writing an original Broadway musical of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to be directed by Sam Mendes, and are also collaborating with Steven Spielberg on an NBC pilot called "Smash," about the creation of a Broadway musical. This time he's not auditioning to play himself; he can't take the rejection again.

Larry Blank: Broadway: Tony-nominated orchestrations for The Drowsy Chaperone and White Christmas. Also La Cage aux Folles (1995), Fame Becomes Me, The Producers. London: Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Beautiful and Damned, many broadcasts for the BBC. Films: City Slickers II, North, Forget Paris, The American President (all for Marc Shaiman) and Chicago. Conductor: Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Crawford, Michael Feinstein, Betty Buckley, They're Playing Our Song, Evita, Sugar Babies and La Cage aux Folles.

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