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WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Beth Leavel and Brooks Ashmanskas

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The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Beth Leavel and Brooks Ashmanskas!

Quick Facts About Beth and Brooks

Their Nominations: Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

The Show: The Prom

The Roles: Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman

Up Against: Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show), Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom), Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), Kelli O'Hara (Kiss Me, Kate)

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Derrick Baskin (Ain't Too Proud), Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Damon Daunno (Oklahoma!), Santino Fontana (Tootsie)

Did You Know?: Both Beth and Brooks have been involved with the Prom for the past seven years- throughout most of its development.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Beth Leavel and Brooks AshmanskasWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Beth Leavel and Brooks Ashmanskas

Brooks on The Prom: "It's very moving for a slew of people. The young people see themselves represented, which is so important. And even people my age and older say, 'Oh, I wish I had this show when I was in high school!'"

Watch below as the duo tells us all about what this nomination means to them, how they're preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!




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