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An American in Paris wins Tony awards

Posted on June 8, 2015

american in paris cope fairchild photo sylvain gripoix

american-in-paris-cope-fairchild-photo-sylvain-gripoixThe musical An American in Paris has won awards for choreography, lighting, orchestration and design at the Tony Awards, which recognise achievement in Broadway theatre.

Christopher Wheeldon won the best choreography award for An American in Paris, while Natasha Katz won best lighting and Bob Crowley and 59 Productions won for best scenic design of a musical. Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott won the award for best orchestrations, also for An American in Paris. Leanne Cope was also nominated for best actress in a musical, but the award went to Kelli O’Hara for The King and I. Fun Home won the awards for best musical.

For the full list of winners and nominees, visit www.tonyawards.comAn American in Paris was featured in the December 2014 issue of Dancing Timesand reviewed in the February 2015 issue.


Picture: Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope for An American in Paris. Photograph: Sylvain Gripoux




Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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