29 April 2005

"I was ACTING!"

The bro'-in-law-in-law (my brother's wife's sister's husband) has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award [Wikipedia]! He's in a musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [IMDB] playing the role of the French inspector. The bro' and sis'-in-law got to go to the premiere and attended the Swanky Premiere Party. Wing ding! Here's the email from the sis'-in-law-in-law with the lowdown:

Greg got a Drama Desk nomination ... these are kind of like the Tonys in that they're for NY theatre, but are broader in that they cover more than Broadway (off- , off-off, etc.)

DRS got 10 nominations ...

2005 Drama Desk Nominations received by DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS:

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Outstanding Musical
  • Norbert Leo Butz - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
  • Sherie Rene Scott - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
  • Gregory Jbara - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
  • Joanna Gleason - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
  • Jerry Mitchell - Outstanding Choreography
  • David Yazbek - Outstanding Music
  • David Yazbek - Outstanding Lyrics
  • Jeffrey Lane - Outstanding Book of a Musical
  • Harold Wheeler - Outstanding Orchestrations

The awards ceremony will be May 22, LaGuardia Concert Hall, Lincoln Center.

We'll be in NYC for our yearly long weekend at the beginning of June, but alas will probably not make it to Greg's show. We will however be attending the American premiere of Philip Glass's Naqoyqatsi at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater.

[ posted by sstrader on 29 April 2005 at 11:30:08 AM in Misc ]