BWW TV: Fashionista: HAIR Backstage Tony Tux Fitting Sneak Peek!
HAIR's Michael James Scott's love for fashion has been in his life for a very long time. "Style" and "Fashion" isn't the first thing that might come to peoples minds when they think about theatre, but the talented actor is on a mission to change that and bring it to the forefront. With the madness of opening nights and awards season upon us, Michael jumped aboard BWW TV to show you what it takes to look "red carpet ready!"
Since it is Tony Night we decided to give you a sneak peek of a VERY special upcoming episode of his Fashionista Friday BWW TV segment. The reason why it is so special is because it features HAIR stars Gavin Creel and Will Swenson, in addition to costume designer extrodinarie Michael McDonald. The three talented gentleman are all 2009 Tony Award nominees! Michael designed the tuxedo's that Gavin and Will are wearing to tonight's ceremony, so we snuck backstage to witness their final fitting!
The new Broadway production of HAIR is nominated for eight 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle recently honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
Michael James Scott a native of Orlando, Florida has been doing the performing thing since he was a little boy. On Broadway he has been seen in Mamma Mia, All Shook Up, The Pirate Queen, Disney's Tarzan and currently the revival of HAIR. Off Broadway he was featured in Here's to Joe Opposite Donna McKechnie and was part of the concert cast of Jerry Springer, the Opera at Carnegie Hall. He had the esteemed pleasure of being the standby for Ben Vereen in the International tour of Fosse and eventually took over the role for Mr. Vereen. He was part of the opening cast of Jersey Boys in Las Vegas and for the past 2 years he has sung with the critically acclaimed group 'The Broadway Boys' having done concerts and benefits all over the east coast including the famous Birdland Jazz club. His dance background extends back to the Southern Ballet Company and the Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, Florida where he studied with the legendary Gwen Verdon, Ben Vereen, Gregory Hinds and Ann Reinking who he also assisted. He has taught numerous Master Classes in Dance around the country and is a BFA graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
HAIR began preview performances on Friday, March 6th, and celebrated its official opening on night, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater last summer, HAIR returns to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. Tickets for HAIR (starting at $37.00) are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office of the Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th Street). The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday - Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
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