Pittsburgh CLO alums cast as Tony Award nominees

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 02:26 PM Written by 

BillyPorter480BlogBilly Porter as Lola in "Kinky Boots." Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

As you read the list of Tony Award nominees announced today and wonder why some names sound familiar, it could be you've seen them on Broadway or on tour, or you know them from a Pittsburgh neighborhood, like Billy Porter, or a local college, like Patina Miller. Or you may be have seen a Pittsburgh CLO show or two ...

Here's a list provided by Pittsburgh CLO of their alums who are among the nominees this season:

  • Billy Porter – Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Kinky Boots. Pittsburgh CLO: 110 in the Shade, Dreamgirls, Former Mini Star and Pittsburgh CLO Academy student
  • Stephanie Block – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Pittsburgh CLO: Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof
  • Carolee Carmello - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Scandalous. Pittsburgh CLO: Grease, Anything Goes
  • Victoria Clark – Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Pittsburgh CLO: Bells Are Ringing, Hello Dolly, Guys and Dolls
  • Andy Blankenbuehler – Best Choreography: Bring It On: The Musical. Pittsburgh CLO: Camelot; Evita; No, No Nanette; Bells Are Ringing
  • Donald Holder - Best Lighting Design of a Play: Golden Boy, Pittsburgh CLO: Barry Manilow’s Copacabana
  •  Jules Fisher – Best Lighting Design of a Play: Lucky Guy. Pittsburgh CLO: The Music Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Wonderful Town, Carousel, The Merry Widow
  •  Albert Wolsky – Best Costume Design of a Play: The Heiress. Pittsburgh CLO: Kismet
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