La MaMa Blogs: Five La MaMa Alumni Receive Tony Nominations

Monday, May 6, 2019

Five La MaMa Alumni Receive Tony Nominations

Congratulations to all the 2019 Tony Nominees especially 
our La MaMa Alumni on Broadway!

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, which began its life at La MaMa as three one-act plays that eventually became the Torch Song Trilogy. Torch Song is nominated for Best Revival of a Play.  Harvey made his acting debut at La MaMa in 1971 in Andy Warhol's only play, Pork.  He went on to write and perform in many shows at La MaMa in the 1970s, 80s & 90s.

Heidi Schreck is nominated for both writing and staring in her play What The Constitution Means to Me, now playing at the Helen Hayes Theater. Heidi played the title role in Shaw's Major Barbara directed by Brooke O'Harra for her company The Theater of a Two-headed Calf  at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre in 2006.

Taylor Mac's play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus is nominated for Best Play. Taylor has performed numerous times at La MaMa including Walk Across America for Mother Earth (with Talking Band) in 2011, The Foundry Theater's production of Good Person of Szechwan in 2013 and The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac in The Club at La MaMa in 2007.

David Neumann is nominated for Best Choreography for Hadestown on Broadway! Neumann most recently performed in the Jane Comfort: 40th Anniversary Retrospective in 2018. 

AndrĂ© De Shields is nominated for Supporting Actor in a Musical for his fierce performance in Hadestown. AndrĂ© began performing at La MaMa on the 1970s and appeared in such shows as Ken Rubenstein's Sacred Guard (1973), Lamar Alford's Thoughts (1974), Haarlem Nocturne (1984) and the Cotton Club Gala with music by Aaron Bell and directed by Ellen Stewart (1985). 

Congratulations again to these and all the nominees and good luck on June 9th!

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