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Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame' Portrait

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HAIR stars Gavin Creel and Will Swenson, both 2009 Tony Award nominees, were honored with a Tony's DiNapoli "Broadway Wall of Fame" portrait on Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at the Times Square restaurant (147 West 43rd Street at Broadway).

The unveiling ceremony and party was hosted by restaurateur Bruce Dimpflmaier and emceed by media personality Valerie Smaldone. The the original oil painting was created by "Broadway Wall of Fame" artist Dan May.

The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the "Age of Aquarius" dawns again in this jubilant new production, which is the winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also recently honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Directed byDiane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage, HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. HAIR began preview performances on March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) and opened to rave reviews on March 31, 2009.

The full cast of HAIR includes Sasha AllenAto Blankson-WoodSteel BurkhardtJackie BurnsBriana Carlson-GoodmanAllison CaseGavin Creel, Matt DeAngelis, Lauren ElderAllison GuinnChasten Harmon,Anthony HollockJay Armstrong JohnsonKaitlin KiyanAndrew Kober,Josh LamonMegan LawrenceCaissie LevyNicole LewisRyan Link,John MoauroDarius NicholsBrandon PearsonParis RemillardMegan ReinkingArbender RobinsonBryce RynessMichael James Scott,Saycon SengblohHannah ShankmanMaya SharpeKacie SheikWill Swenson and Tommar Wilson.

The all-star band for HAIR includes Steve BargonettiWilbur Bascomb, Elaine Burt, Ronald Buttacavoli, Joe Cardello, Nadia DiGiallonardoLon HoytChristian JaudesVincent MacDermotBernard PurdieAndrew Schwartz and Allen Won. The creative team also includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Michael McDonald (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design) and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).

Ghostlight Records' New Broadway Cast Recording of HAIR has just been released and is currently available in stores and on iTunes.

For more information and tickets visit, www.hairbroadway.com.

Photos by Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
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Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Bruce Dimpflmaier, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson and Valerie Smaldone

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Bruce Dimpflmaier, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson and Valerie Smaldone

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Gavin Creel and Valerie Smaldone

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Will Swenson and Valerie Smaldone

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Bryce Ryness

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Rachel Potter, Matt De Angelis and Johnny Milani

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Andrew Kober and Matt De Angelis

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Steel Burkhardt

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Saycon Sengbloh, Krystal Joy Brown and Steel Burkhardt

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Andrew Kober

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Andrew Kober and Josh Gad

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Lauren Elder, Megan Reinking, Andrew Kober and Hannah Shankman

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Paris Remillard, Christopher McDonald and Bryce Ryness

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Michael McDonald and John Moauro

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Ato Blankson-Wood and John Moauro

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Gavin Creel, Bruce Dimpflmaier and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Gavin Creel, Valerie Smaldone, Bruce Dimpflmaier and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
Gavin Creel, Lauren Elder and Megan Reinking

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
The cast of HAIR!

Photo Coverage: HAIR Stars Creel and Swenson Unveil Their Tony's DiNapoli 'Broadway Wall of Fame'  Portrait
The Painting

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