Interlochen alumni in 2016 Tony-nominated productions

As the sun rose over the Manhattan skyline, Broadway icons Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells announced the 2016 Tony Awards nominees. When it was all said and done thirteen Interlochen alumni found themselves part of productions now officially vying for Tony Awards glory.

Michael Arden (IAA 99-01, IAC 99) received specific recognition in the Best Direction of a Musical category for his work on Deaf West's recent production of the 2007 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening.

Former Arts Academy student Kimiko Glenn (IAA 06-07) made her Broadway debut earlier this year in the now Best Musical-nominated Waitress. The movie-turned-musical is directed by fellow Interlochen alumna Diane Paulus (IAC/NMC 75-78).

The light our alumni shine on Broadway only continues to grow brighter. Congratulations to all of our former students and campers on and off the stage!

Be sure to tune in to CBS on Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. to find out who walks away with a Tony Award.

Best Play

King Charles III
Richard Winkler (IAC/NMC 58-63, 65), Producer
Kevin Emrick (IAA 00-03), Associate Producer

Best Musical

Bright Star
Max Chernin (IAC 04), Max, Ensemble, [understudy] Daryl Ames, Billy Cane

Sydney James Harcourt (IAA 94-97, AS 94, 97), Ensemble, [understudy] Aaron Burr, George Washington

Shuffle Along
Christian Dante White (IAA 03-04, IAC 03), Ensemble

Kimiko Glenn (IAA 06-07), Dawn
Henry Gottfried (IAC 06), Ensemble
Diane Paulus (IAC/NMC 75-78), Director

Best Revival of a Play
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Sarah Killiough (IAA 04-06), [understudy] Cathleen

Best Revival of a Musical

Fiddler on the Roof
Alexandra Silber (IAA 99-01, IAC 95-99, IAC St 01-02), Tzeitel
Jessica Genick (IAC/NMC 79-83, IAC St 85), producer

Spring Awakening
Michael Arden (IAA 99-01, IAC 99), Director
Dane Laffrey (IAA 99-01), Scenic Design

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden (IAA 99-01, IAC 99), Spring Awakening