ACT ONE's Beowulf Boritt Wins Tony for Best Scenic Design of a Play
ACT ONE's Beowulf Boritt has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play.
Act One marks Boritt's LCT debut. His Broadway credits include The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), Sondheim on Sondheim, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two and Only.
Off- Broadway credits include more than 50 shows including Little Miss Sunshine, The Last Two People on Earth, The Last Five Years, The Toxic Avenger, Miss Julie, Roundabout, MTC, Public, 2nd Stage, Vineyard, MCC, Primary Stages, The New Group. Other designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet), The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Received a 2007 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
About Act One:
Growing up in an impoverished immigrant family in the Bronx, Moss Hart dreamed of being part of the glamorous, magical world of show business- someday, somehow. From dropping out of school to becoming the toast of the town, his autobiography Act One recounts the making of a Broadway legend.
Now Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, wonderfully adapted for the stage by Tony Award-winning writer and director James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). A cast of 22 plays over 40 parts in this funny, heartbreaking and suspenseful portrait of the artist as a young man.
The weekly radio program "Broadway to Mainstreet," hosted by Laurence Maslon on NPR-affiliate station WPPB-FM, recently did an entire show dedicated to Moss Hart.