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STAGE TUBE: Tony Nominees Define Their Nomination Stories in Six Words or Less


Theatre is about telling a story. collaborated with SMITH Magazine (, the creators of the Six-Word Memoirs (TM) project, by asking the 2010 Tony Award nominees to create their own Six-Word Memoirs to define that singular moment, "What's your nomination story?" Their humorous heartfelt stories, in six, five, below for their responses!

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live in HD, from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 13th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The 2010 Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. To view the live Tony Awards pre-telecast, please log onto at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, June 13th.

This year's telecast will feature a special presentation of the Tony-nominated Best Play and Best Play revivals. The presentation will feature Denzel Washington and Viola Davis from Fences; Justin Bartha, Anthony LaPaglia and Tony Shalhoub from Lend Me a Tenor; Jan Maxwell and RoseMary Harris of The Royal Family; Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson from A View from the Bridge; Laura Benanti and Michael Cerveris from In the Next Room or the vibrator play; Patrick Breen and Patrick Heusinger of Next Fall; Laura Linney and Brian D'Arcy James from Time Stands Still; and Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne from Red.

As previously announced Antonio Banderas, Cate Blanchett, Michael Douglas, Scarlett Johansson, Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren, Chris Noth, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce and Raquel Welch will also be appearing throughout the evening.

The 2010 American Theatre Wing's Tonys Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Paul Libin is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the General Managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2010 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2010 Tony Awards.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

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