Tyne Daly, Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Alan Menken, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for CUNY TV's 2014 TONY AWARDS PREVIEW, Beg. Today
A star-studded countdown to the 68th Annual Tony Awards ceremony begins on CUNY TV with the all-new special, 2014 TONY AWARDS PREVIEW, co-hosted by entertainment reporter Pat Collins and four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, a nominee this year for his play Casa Valentina. Collins and Fierstein team up at Hudson Scenic Studio in Yonkers, where the set for the CBS telecast is being built, and with delightful banter introduce segments consisting of clips and interviews in all of the leading categories, including Best Play, Best Musical and Best Revivals.
With exclusive interviews totaling 18 Tony nominees (19 including Harvey), the special debuts today, May 30 (2014) on CUNY TV* at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm; is repeated Sunday 6/1 at noon; and returns as part of a multi-show Tony Marathon on Sunday, June 8, leading right up to the awards telecast. Beginning May 30, the program also may be viewed anytime on www.cuny.tv.
In alphabetical order, the nominees, their categories and shows in the special are:
- TYNE DALY - Best Actress in a Play / Mothers And Sons
- SARAH GREENE - Best Featured Actress in a Play / The Cripple of Inishmaan
- LENA HALL - Best Featured Actress in a Musical / Hedwig and the Angry Inch
- JOSHUA HENRY - Best Featured Actor in a Musical / Violet
- JAMES MONROE IGLEHART - Best Featured Actor in a Musical / Aladdin
- LATANYA RICHARDSON JACKSON - Best Actress in a Play / A Raisin in the Sun
- ANDY KARL - Best Actor in a Musical / Rocky
- CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER - Best Featured Actress in a Play / The Glass Menagerie
- TERRENCE McNALLY - Author, Best Play / Mothers and Sons
- MICHAEL MAYER - Best Direction of a Musical / Hedwig And The Angry Inch
- JEFFERSON MAYS - Best Actor in a Musical / A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
- ALAN MENKEN - Best Original Score / Aladdin
- JESSIE MUELLER - Best Actress in a Musical / Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
- KELLI O'HARA - Best Actress in a Musical / The Bridges of Madison County
- BRYCE PINKHAM - Best Actor in a Musical / A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
- ANIKA NONI ROSE - Best Featured Actress in a Play / A Raisin in the Sun
- TONY SHALHOUB - Best Actor in a Play / Act One
- LEIGH SILVERMAN - Best Direction of a Musical / Violet.
For 2014 TONY AWARDS PREVIEW - Producer: Alex J. Diamond. Executives in Charge of Production: Gail R. Yancosek and Susan Iger. Executive Producer: Robert Isaacson.
*CUNY TV is broadcast over-the-air in the tri-state area on Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner and Optimum), Ch. 77 (RCN) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).
Pictured: Harvey Fierstein. Photo by Milan Maric/CUNY TV.