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WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Des McAnuff

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 Des McAnuff!

Quick Facts About Des

His Nomination: Best Direction of a Musical

The Show: Ain't Too Proud

Up Against: Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown), Scott Ellis (Tootsie), Daniel Fish, (Oklahoma!),
Casey Nicholaw (The Prom)

Did You Know?: Des is already a winner of two Tony Awards for directing- Big River (1985) and The Who's Tommy (1993).

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Des McAnuffWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Des McAnuff

Des on Ain't Too Proud: "I think getting to know Otis Williams and The Temptations manager, Shelly Berger, that's been really joyous. They are great people and they're the best rights holders I'll ever work with. They've been so trusting and helpful, supportive, so getting to know them has been a real joy."

Watch below as Des tells us all about what this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

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