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STAGE TUBE: 2013 Tonys Red Carpet - VANYA & SONIA's Shalita Grant and DROOD's Will Chase

Click below to see what The Mystery of Edwin Drood's Will Chase and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike's Shalita Grant had to say on the Tonys red carpet! Chase is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Grant is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.

Chase was most recently seen as Michael Swift on the hit NBC show "Smash". Other television appearances include "Rescue Me", "Pan Am", "Unforgettable", "White Collar", "Royal Pains", "Blue Bloods", "Law and Order: Criminal Intent", "Cupid", "Conviction", "Third Watch", "One Life To Live", "Guiding Light", "All My Children" and "As The World Turns". Best known for his work on stage, he has appeared on Broadway in Rent, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty, Aida, Lennon, High Fidelity, The Story Of My Life, and Billy Elliot. He was also seen at New York City Center Encores! in Bells Are Ringing and most recently, Pipe Dream. Film credits include the upcoming Butterflies of Bill Baker, Four Single Fathers, Shaft, and Rent: Filmed Live On Broadway.

Directed by Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood featured choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by Paul Gemignani. The design team included Anna Louizos (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes),Brian Nason (lighting), Tony Meola (sound) and Paul Huntley(hair & wigs).

Grant's Off-Broadway credits include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (LCT); The Philanderer (Pearl Theatre); Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice (The Public Theater); Roxy Font (FringeNYC). Regional: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (McCarter Theater); Luck of the Irish (Huntington Theatre); The Laramie Project (England); Unaccompanied Minors (Vanguard Arts); The Children's Hour (Everyman Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun, Into the Woods (Mainstage Theater); Body and Soul (Baryshnikov Arts Center). Film: Empire Corner, Invisible, Rehearsing a Dream (Academy Award nom., Best Documentary Short, 2006). Television: "The Good Wife." Education: The Juilliard School. Affiliated with NFAA Arts.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is now playing a strictly limited, 17-week premiere Broadway engagement at the Golden Theatre. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the production features, along with Ms. Weaver and Mr. Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Shalita Grant, Genevieve Angelson and Billy Magnussen. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike began performances on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and officially opened on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

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