Video: Shaina Taub Talks Tony Win for Best Book/Score of a Musical

Suffs is running on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre.

By: Jun. 16, 2024
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Earlier tonight at the 77th Annual Tony Awards, Shaina Taub took home a Tony Award for 'Best Book of a Musical' and 'Best Score' for her outstanding work on Suffs (currently running at the Music Box Theatre). After leaving the stage at the David H. Koch Theater, Shaina checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Shaina is an Obie Award-winning songwriter/performer and an Artist-in-Residence at The Public Theater, where Suffs first premiered. Broadway debut! She created and performed in musical adaptations of Twelfth Night and As You Like It at Shakespeare in the Park with the Public Works community that have since been produced by London’s National Theatre, the Young Vic, and hundreds more theaters and schools worldwide. Taub has won a Jonathan Larson Grant, Kleban Prize, and Fred Ebb Award. She performed Off-Broadway in Hadestown, Great Comet (Lortel nom)Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s Old Hats, which featured her songs, and played Emma Goldman in the Ragtime on Ellis Island concert. She wrote the lyrics for The Devil Wears Prada, with music by Sir Elton John, opening in the West End this year. Her three solo albums include Songs of the Great Hill on Atlantic Records. Television songwriting: “Sesame Street,” “Central Park,” “Julie’s Greenroom” starring Julie Andrews, and the Emmy-nominated opening number for the 2018 Tony Awards, co-written with Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. She co-chairs the NYCLU’s Artist Ambassadors and received the organization’s Michael Friedman Freedom Award for activism. Love to Matt and Mom. For every loud little girl.