Sunday, June 1, 2008

June 01: A Royal Evening for The Lion King

On this day in 1998, Disney's Broadway production of The Lion King won 6 Tony Awards at a ceremony in New York City.
Chosen for an amazing 11 nominations, the categories included:
Book (Musical), Choreographer, Costume Designer, Director (Musical), Featured Actor (Musical), Featured Actress (Musical), Lighting Designer, Musical, Orchestrations, Scenic Designer, and Score.
Winners included:
Garth Fagan (Choreographer), Julie Taymor (Costume Designer & Director - the first woman in Broadway history to win Best Director of a Musical), Donald Holder (Lighting Designer), Disney Theatrical (Musical), and Richard Hudson (Scenic Designer).

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