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Ramin Karimloo Receives Toronto Dora Award Nomination; LES MISERABLES Earns a Total of 11 Nominations

Ramin Karimloo Receives Toronto Dora Award Nomination; LES MISERABLES Earns a Total of 11 Nominations

Ramin Karimloo has been nominated for a Dora Award for his triumphant turn in the Toronto production of LES MISERABLES presented by Mirvish Productions with Cameron Mackintosh.

Karimloo is nominated in the category for Ourstanding Male Performance in a Musical.

The Toronto production of LES MISERABLES was a commercial and critical success - playing to packed houses and earning great notices from all of the city's critics.

Karimloo is currently making his Broadway debut in the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES at the Imperial Theater and is also nominated for a Tony Award for his performance. Karimloo also recently won the Toronto Theatre Critic's Association Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Could his wins and nominations for the Toronto production be indicative of his chances of winning a Tony Award on Sunday, June 8th?

LES MISERABLES received a total of 11 nominations. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Production, Aiden Glenn (Gavroche) for Outstanding Male Performance, Mark Uhre for Outstanding Male Performance, Melissa O'Neil for Outstanding Female Performance, Laurence Connor and James Powell for Outstanding Direction, Matt Kinley for Outstanding Scenic Design, Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland for Outstanding Costume Design, Paule Constable for Outstanding Lighting Design, James Dodgson for Outstanding Choreography, and the entire Ensemble is nominated for Outstanding Ensemble.

The Dora Awards are named for Dora Mavor Moore (1888-1979), a well-loved teacher and director who helped establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Recognizing the outstanding achievements in Toronto's performing arts industry, The Dora Awards honour the creators of over 200 theatre, dance and opera productions annually in the following Divisions: General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Opera and Theatre for Young Audiences.

The nominees for the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards were announced at a press conference this morning at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in the Main Lobby. The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are administered by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). In addition to the Doras, other programs and services provided by TAPA include: T.O. TIX - Toronto's Official One Stop Ticket Shop at Yonge-Dundas Square and online at www.totix.ca; Toronto?s Official Theatre Guide; hipTIX, offering $5 tickets to students between the ages of 15 and 29; citySPECIAL; the Commercial Theatre Development Fund; and the Travel Retreat Initiatives Program - TRIP.

For more information visit www.tapa.ca and www.totix.ca.

A full list of all of the Dora Awards nominees will be available on BroadwayWorld Toronto after 1 PM today.

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Alan is a third year undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto. He has had a passion for the performing arts ever since he saw the original production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Alan has eleven years of intensive dance training under his belt, and in 2006 was the Canadian National Ballroom Champion in his age category. As a performer, Alan has been seen on stage at the Bathurst Street Theatre (now the Randolph Theatre), The FLATO Markham Theatre, The Leah Posluns Theatre, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more.

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