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Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!

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The Second Annual Tony Awards Film Series kicked off this weekend, featuring a collection of Broadway inspired films and exclusive interactive opportunities for audiences, including panel discussions with Tony Award winners, a Carol Channing look-a-like contest and sing-a-long. The Tony Awards Film Series is free to the public, with a suggested donation to The Paley Center for Media.

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Series launch with "The Standbys" on Saturday, May 12, to capture the first panel featuring Tony-Award winning Broadway stars Cady Huffman and Katie Finneran, “The Standbys” director Stephanie Riggs and cast, Ben Crawford, Merwin Foard and Aléna Watters.

The series continued on Sunday, May 13 in the afternoon with “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life,” introduced by director Dori Berinstein.  At the event, guests were encouraged to come dressed as the Broadway legend for a Carol Channing Look-A-Like contest, hosted by Tony nominated-actor John Tartaglia. Later that evening, fans were treated to a screening of “Oklahoma!” along with a sing-a-long.  The version screened was 1999 RPTA film of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! starring Hugh Jackman, courtesy of Richard Price, RPTA, Ltd.

The 2012 Tony Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

For more information on the Tony Awards Film Series and other news, please visit www.TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Twitter.

Click here for the complete list of nominations! Click here for the nominations by the numbers. 

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!
Alena Watters, Merwin Foard, Stephanie Riggs and Moderator

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!
The Panel

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!
Ben Crawford, Alena Watters and Merwin Foard

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!
Katie Finneran and Ben Crawford

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!
Katie Finneran and Ben Crawford

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!
Cady Huffman and Katie Finneran

Photo Coverage: 2012 Tony Awards Film Series Kicks Off with THE STANDBYS - Katie Finneran, Cady Huffman & More!

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Kevin Thomas Garcia Kevin is a New York based photographer specializing in Headshots, Production Stills, Live Performance, Concerts and Events. His studio is located in Hell's Kitchen, right in the heart of the theatre district. As an actor with 20 years in the business, he has had the opportunity to perform with the National tours of 'Mamma Mia!', 'Footloose', 'Grease' and the European tour of 'West Side Story'.


 
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