A.R.T.’s ‘Pippin’ gets 10 Tony nominations

Patina Miller as the Leading Player sings "We've got Magic to do, just for you!"  Photo by Michael J. Lutch

Patina Miller as the Leading Player sings “We’ve got Magic to do, just for you!” Photo by Michael J. Lutch

CAMBRIDGE — The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce that its run-away hit musical “Pippin” has received 10 Tony Award Nominations.
This news comes alongside several other announcements including 6 Drama Desk Awards nominations, 11 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, 3 Drama League Award nominations, and 2 Elliot Norton Award nominations.
This production of “Pippin” was directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, and was first presented as part of the A.R.T.’s 2012/13 Season.
After a sold-out run in Cambridge, the show moved to Broadway’s Music Box Theatre for its first turn on The Great White Way since the original production premiered in 1972. This revival has received critical acclaim for its unique and inspired combination of circus movement by Gypsy Snider and choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse.
Set design is by Tony Award-winning designer Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winning designer Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Jonathan Deans and GarthHelm. Orchestration is by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, Music Supervision by Nadia Di Giallonardo, and the Music Director is Charlie Alterman.
On Tuesday, April 30, the American Theater Wing announcement of the 2013 Tony Awards nominees included ten nominations for “Pippin” in the following categories:
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Director of a Musical – Diane Paulus
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role –Patina Miller
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role – Terrence Mann
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role – Andrea Martin
Best Choreography –Chet Walker
Best Scenic Design of a Musical –Scott Pask
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Dominique Lemieux
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Kenneth Posner
Best Sound Design of a Musical – Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm

The Drama Desk Nominations are:
Outstanding Revival
Outstanding Director – Diane Paulus
Outstanding Featured Actress – Andrea Martin
Outstanding Costume Design – Dominique Lemieux
Outstanding Lighting Design – Kenneth Posner
Outstanding Choreography – Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider

The Outer Circle Critics Award nominations include:
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical – Diane Paulus
Outstanding Choreographer – Chet Walker
Outstanding Set Design – Scott Pask
Outstanding Costume Design – Dominique Lemieux
Outstanding Lighting Design – Kenneth Posner
Outstanding Actor in a Musical – Matthew James Thomas
Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Patina Miller
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Terrence Mann
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Andrea Martin and Charlotte d’Amboise

The Drama League Award nominations are:
Outstanding Revival of a Musical Distinguished Performance Award – Andrea Martin and Patina Miller

The Elliot Norton Award nominations are: Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater, and Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress – Andrea Martin.

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