College of Performing Arts’ Alumni Earn Tony Nominations in Variety of Categories
Every year, the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League come together to present the Tony Awards, which recognize excellence in live Broadway theater. And every year, various members of The New School community are recognized with nominations and wins for their work.
This year is no exception, as Dominic Fallarco BFA Jazz ‘08, Stevie Walker-Webb, MFA Directing ‘16, and Jordan E. Cooper, BFA Dramatic Arts ‘18, are all nominated for Tony’s, which will be awarded live on June 11, 2023.
Fallarco is nominated for Best Orchestrations alongside Bill Sherman for “&Juliet,” a new musical about what might have happened if Juliet, from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, had survived. The musical received a total of nine nominations.
A review in The New York Times notes that “The wit operates on many levels in the director Luke Sheppard’s super-poppy production. But that’s just the surface; more important are some fundamental choices about what a jukebox can and should be.”
“Ain’t No Mo’” was written by Cooper, who also starred in the production that was directed by Walker-Webb. The play received a total of six nominations, including two for Cooper, in the Best Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play categories. Walker-Webb is also nominated for Best Direction of a Play.
According to a review in The New York Times, Cooper’s play…”is confident in its voice, in its beliefs, in its artistry, in its wicked humor and angry pain — or pain-laden anger. It is also confident that Stevie Walker-Webb’s production and the cast, both of which are largely unchanged from the play’s premiere at the Public Theater, in 2019, can handle it all.”