Video: Sky Lakota-Lynch Talks Personal Connection to THE OUTSIDERS on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

The Outsiders has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards.

By: Jun. 11, 2024
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Sky Lakota-Lynch stopped by Good Morning America on Monday to discuss his recent Tony nomination for his performance as Johnny Cade in the new hit musical The Outsiders.

Lakota-Lynch recalled that he was sleeping when the nominations were announced. "I did not expect to get a nomination. I'm so used to just doing this little show in abandoned banks for like $20 so when I finally got the nomination, it was just surreal. My publicist was calling me, my mom was calling me, and I just couldn't believe it..."

He went on to highlight the personal connection he had to the material prior to being involved with the project: "I was a kid with dyslexia so [The Outsiders] was the first book I ever read because my teacher showed us the movie. It just changed our lives [and] made me want to read the book and find out more."

Watch the full interview!

The new musical is based on the classic novel by S. E. Hinton and features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance) and Justin Levine, music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Justin Levine, choreography by Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman and directed by Danya Taymor.

The cast is led by Brody Grant as Ponyboy and also includes Sky Lakota-Lynch as Johnny Cade, Joshua Boone as Dallas Winston, Brent Comer as Darrel Curtis, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop Curtis, Emma Pittman as Cherry Valance, Daryl Tofa as Two-Bit Mathews, Kevin William Paul as Bob Sheldon, and Dan Berry as Paul Holden. The company also includes Jordan ChinMilena J. ComeauBarton CowperthwaiteTilly Evans-KruegerHenry GendronRJ HigtonWonza JohnsonSean Harrison JonesMaggie KuntzRenni Anthony MageeSarahGrace MarianiMelody RoseJosh StroblVictor Carrillo TraceyTrevor Wayne.

It is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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