Jefferson Mays News

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Darko Tresnjak Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Darko Tresnjak won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER. This is Darko Tresnjak's first Tony nomination and his Broadway debut. He is the artistic director of Connecticut's Hartford Stage. He has directed at Theatre for a New Audience, The Public Theater, Old Globe, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company Complete Works Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Goodspeed Musicals, Long Wharf Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Vineyard Theater, and Los Angeles Opera. (more...)

2014 Tony Awards - All The Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. We've got not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and BroadwayWorld.com's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it). Check out our homepage for ALL things Tonys! (more...)

It's Tony Sunday! Your Guide to ALL About the 2014 Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

It's tonight! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

BroadwayGirlNYC's 2014 Tony Awards Drinking Game!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Jun 07, 2014

You've been asking for it, and here it is! BroadwayGirlNYC's 2014 Tony Awards Drinking Game! Join her ... if you dare! (more...)

It's Almost Tony Night! Complete Guide to BWW Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 07, 2014

It's almost here! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday night, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 31-June 6
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 06, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the winners room at the Drama Desk Awards, the 2014 Tony nominees on the Empire State Building, the naming of Duke Ellington Way, and more! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 06, 2014

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. This Broadway season has some really interesting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at the very least pre-ordering). (more...)

Photo Flash: NPH, Tony Shalhoub, Chris O'Dowd & More in THR Photo Shoot
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 06, 2014

Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris, James Monroe Iglehart, Andy Karl, Jefferson Mays, Chris O'Dowd and Tony Shalhoub sat down with The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg to discuss their lives, careers, crazy auditions, quick wardrobe changes and the roles they currently play  (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Karl & More in TONYS Actor Roundtable
by Stage Tube - Jun 06, 2014

Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris, James Monroe Iglehart, Andy Karl, Jefferson Mays, Chris O'Dowd and Tony Shalhoub sat down with The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, Andy Karl & Many More Featured in All-New TONYS Promo
by TV News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Tony host Hugh Jackman is joined by Tony nominees Lena Hall, Sarah Greene, Audra McDonald, Andy Karl, Jefferson Mays and Bryan Cranston in an all-new promo for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

CUNY TV to Host 7-Hour Tony Awards Marathon, June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

On Tony Awards Sunday -- June 8 -- CUNY TV will present 7-1/2 hours of glorious Broadway interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12:30 p.m. right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 05, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, a nominee for Best Score for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 2014 Theatre World Awards with Cranston, Levi & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

The Theatre World Awards are presented annually at the end of the theatre season to six actors and six actresses for their significant, reviewable, debut performances in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The ceremony is a private, invitation-only event followed by a party to celebrate the new honorees and welcome them to the Theatre World 'family.' In what has become a highly entertaining and often touching tradition, 12 previous winners serve as the presenters, and often relive moments from past ceremonies and share wonderful stories rarely heard at other theatrical awards. Check out potos from insode this year's ceremony below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Jonathan Tunick and Linda Cho
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 04, 2014

It's Tonys season! The 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. The ceremony is less than a week away, and in the meantime, BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know this year's nominees. Richard Ridge was thrilled to speak with nearly all of them at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on April 30, 2014, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them leading up to the big night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Fashions at the Drama Desk Awards!
by Walter McBride - Jun 04, 2014

Earlier this week, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Big winners for the night included Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, Jessie Mueller, and Neil Patrick Harris and Jefferson Mays- who tied for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Check out photos of the red crapet fashions below! (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Jefferson Mays Goes Behind-the-Scenes of 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE'
by Stage Tube - Jun 04, 2014

Below, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER star and Tony nominee Jefferson Mays gives a behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway musical from his dressing room at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2014 Tony Award Nominees Celebrate at the Top of the Empire State Building!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 04, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, the 2014 Tony Award nominees celebrated the week of the the 68th Annual Tony Awards at New York City's biggest landmark- the Empire State Building. Attendees included: Adriane Lenox, Anika Larsen. Anika Noni Rose, Bryce Pinkham, Celia Keenan-Bolger, James Monroe Iglehart, Jarrod Spector, Jefferson Mays, Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara, Lauren Worsham, Lena Hall, Mary Bridget Davies, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Cordero, Ramin Karimloo, Reed Birney, Samuel Barnett, and Sutton Foster. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion, and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Musicals
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 03, 2014

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn't see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn't mean you can't be fully up-to-date for this Sunday's Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for theatre's biggest night, BroadwayWorld has put together the ultimate Tonys Crash Course. We've outlined all of the shows nominated in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, and provided you 'study materials' as only BWW can, by mining our one-of-a-kind archives. (more...)

BWW TV: Jefferson Mays, Audra McDonald, Jessie Mueller, Neil Patrick Harris & More Celebrate Drama Desk Wins!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 03, 2014

On Sunday night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2014 Theatre World Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 03, 2014

The Theatre World Awards took place last night, June 2, at Circle in the Square (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. 2014 Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance included: Paul Chahidi, Nick Cordero, Bryan Cranston, Mary Bridget Davies, Sarah Greene, Rebecca Hall, Ramin Karimloo, Zachary Levi, Chris O'Dowd, Sophie Okonedo, Emerson Steele, and Lauren Worsham. The 2014 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner went to Celia Keenan-Bolger for her performance as Laura in The Glass Menagerie and the 2014 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner went to Christopher Plummer. (more...)

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