School of drama

School Notes: David Geffen School of Drama
July/August 2014

James Bundy ’95MFA |

Yale School of Drama at the Tonys

Alumni and faculty of the School of Drama received a total of 14 Tony nominations for the awards presented June 8 in New York City, and three went home with a 2014 Tony Award.

Best Actor nominees included Bryce Pinkham ’08MFA (see page 22), in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical category, for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; and Tony Shalhoub ’80MFA, who was nominated as Best Actor in a Play for Act One. Producer Lynne Meadow ’71Dra was nominated for both Casa Valentina and Outside Mullingar, as was Roberta Pereira ’08MFA for Mothers and Sons, which represented three of the four Best Play nominees.

Scenic design nominees were Christopher Barreca ’83MFA—who won the Tony for his work on Rocky, Alexander Dodge ’99MFA (Gentleman’s Guide), and Santo Loquasto ’72MFA (Bullets Over Broadway); Christopher Akerlind ’89MFA and Donald Holder ’86MFA garnered nominations for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Rocky and The Bridges of Madison County, respectively. Costume designers Rita Ryack ’80Dra (Casa Valentina), Linda Cho ’98MFA (Gentleman’s Guide), and William Ivey Long ’75MFA (Bullets) were nominated for Tonys, as was faculty member Jane Greenwood for her work on Act One, her 18th nomination. Cho received the Tony for costume design, while Greenwood received this year’s Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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