Sep 162012

Three Emmy Awards for the 2011 Tony Awards Telecast

The June 2011 broadcast of the American Theatre Wing’s 65th Annual Tony Awards® was honored with three Primetime Emmy Awards on Saturday evening September 15 at the Creative Arts Awards presentation.

The Tonys won in these categories:

Outstanding Special Class Program
Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer; Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer and Neil Patrick Harris, Host

Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming
Steve Bass, Production Designer
Seth Easter, Art Director

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Song Title: “It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore”
Music by Adam Schlesinger
Lyrics by David Javerbaum

This was the third year in a row at which the Tonys have been honored in the Special Class Program category.

The telecast was also nominated in the category of Outstanding Direction for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (director: Glenn Weiss) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Dave Boone). Those category will be announced on the Emmy Awards telecast on September 23.

These honors were for the 2011 Tony ceremony, which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

To date, the Tony Awards have received a total of 11 Emmy Awards:

Kirshner and Weiss previously won the Emmy Award in the Outstanding Special Class Programs Category in 2011 for the 64th Annual Tony Awards, 2010 for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, 2008 for the 61st Annual Tony Awards and 2007 for the 60th Annual Tony Awards. They won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special in 2005 for the 58th Annual Tony Awards. Weiss was also the recipient of the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2003 for the 56th Annual Tony Awards.  

The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award, which was founded by the American Theatre Wing in 1947, is bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.  The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast – the night America watches Broadway – is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.  The Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Check back for info on the 2013 Tony Awards later this year.

Jul 192012

Five Emmy Nominations for the 2011 Tony Awards Show

The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on July 19, and the American Theatre Wing’s 65th Annual Tony Awards® telecast on CBS (that’s the 2011 show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris) were nominated FIVE times.  The 2011 telecast received Emmy Award nominations in the following categories:

Outstanding Special Class Programs

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Glenn Weiss, Director

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Written by Dave Boone

Special Material by Paul Greenberg

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Steve Bass, Production Designer

Seth Easter, Art Director

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

65th Annual Tony Awards • Song Title: “It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore” • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Music by Adam Schlesinger

Lyrics by David Javerbaum

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 23rd, at 4pm PST/7pm EST, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.  The awards will air live on ABC.

The 64th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards are scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 15th, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.