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Photo Coverage: Drowsy Chaperone Tony Awards Party

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After the 60th Annual Tony Awards on June 11th, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, the cast, creative team and friends of The Drowsy Chaperone headed to a party at Providence on 57th Street to celebrate the musical's numerous Tony Awards.

The Drowsy Chaperone won five Tonys for Best Book of a Musical (Bob Martin and Don McKellar), Best Original Score (Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Beth Leavel), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Gallo), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Gregg Barnes).

The Drowsy Chaperone opened May 1, 2006 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). "To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as "Man in Chair" drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage," state press notes. In addition to Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone stars Sutton Foster, Bob Martin, Danny Burstein (all of whom received Tony nominations for their performances), Georgia Engel, Troy Britton Johnson and more.

For more information, visit www.drowsychaperone.com.


Beth Leavel


Beth Leavel


Lisa Lambert and Beth Leavel


Jennifer Smith and Troy Britton Johnson


Bob Boyett, Bob Martin and Roy Miller


Casey Nicholaw and Devin Keudell


Joe Pacheco and Kate Shindle


Jen Bender (Assitant Director of The Wedding Singer) and Nevin Steinberg (Sound Designer of The Drowsy Chaperone)


Josh Marquette and Kevin Cahoon


Troy Britton Johnson and Bob Martin


Troy Britton Johnson


Bob Martin


Bob Martin and Don McKellar


David Gallo (Set Designer)

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Seth Marquette (Co-Manager) and Patrick O'Brien


Liz Dranoff and Mitch Pollak


Kevin Cahoon and Jason Eagan

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.


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