Among the producers of Kinky Boots, the Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein show that took home the Best Musical Tony Award June 9 is the IPN (Independent Presenters Network), co-founded by Albert Nocciolino, president of the Broadway Theatre League. The show also received Tony’s for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater (Lauper and Fierstein), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Billy Porter),Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (John Shivers).
Through the IPN, Nocciolino has co-produced many Broadway runs and national tour and shared in Tony’s for Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002).
Here’s another local Tony tie-in: Noccolino was named a Distinguished Graduate of Binghamton High School in 1995. Musician/composer/arranger Tony Kadleck, who played in the Tony ceremony orchestra at Radio City Music Hall in New York, was named a Distinguished BHS Graduate in 2005. He has played for the Tonys for several years.
For a list of all of the 2013 Tony Award winners, visit www.tonyawards.com. For more information on the Broadway Theatre League and upcoming shows, visit www.BroadwayInBinghamton.com.
— Barb Van Atta