The nominations for the 67th Tony Awards were announced this morning. At least two of the nominees have connections to Little Rock.
Little Rock native Will Trice, who won a Tony Award last year for producing the revival of Porgy and Bess, has been nominated for producing this season’s revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That production earned a total of five nominations.
Trice (who is an associate of one of Broadway’s leading producers Jeffrey Richards) was also represented on Broadway this season with a revival of Glengarry Glen Ross and the new play The Anarchist. He is currently working on projects for next season including a transfer to Broadway of an acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie which stars two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones, two-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Zachary Quinto.
Japhy Weideman received a Tony nomination for his lighting design of the new play The Nance. For several seasons, Weideman was a lighting designer at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Though he has extensive credits Off Broadway, in regional theatres and in opera, this season is Weideman’s first on Broadway. He also designed the lighting for a Broadway revival of Cyrano de Bergerac earlier this season.
In 2005 and 2007, Weideman received Drama Desk nominations for his design of Off Broadway productions. His recent theatre credits include two Pulitzer Prize finalists: 4000 Miles and Sons of the Prophet. His work has been seen throughout the US, Scotland, England and Greece.