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Tisch Wins at the 2004 Tony Awards

Tisch School of the Arts has 4 winners and 10 nominees at the 2004 Tony Awards

Alumni and Faculty from Acting, Design, Drama, Dramatic Writing and Musical Theatre Writing Are Represented 

It is well known that Assassins, Wicked and Avenue Q dominated the 2004 Tony Awards with wins numbering five, three and three respectively. But one of the untold stories from Broadway's annual celebration of itself was the impressive representation of winners and nominees who are also alumni or faculty of the Tisch School of the Arts. In all, the School had four winners and ten nominees in seven categories for the coveted American Theatre Wing honors.

"This was an outstanding year at the 2004 Tony awards for our alumni, graduates and faculty, and we applaud them for their talent and hard work," said Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell. "The Tisch winners and nominees represent a broad range of departments within the school, from acting, drama and dramatic writing to design and musical theatre writing. We can't think of a better validation of Tisch's professional conservatory approach to training than the recognition and honors bestowed by the industry itself.

"I also want to extend special congratulations to Susan Hilferty, chair of the Tisch School's Department of Design for Stage and Film, on her outstanding achievement in winning the Tony for Best Costume Design for Wicked. She is a true creative talent and a wonderful exemplar to her students and colleagues alike."

Tisch Tony Award Winners

Susan Hilferty

Chair, Department of Design for Stage and Film

Best Costume Design for Wicked

Idina Menzel

Department of Drama ‘93

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Wicked

Jeff Whitty

Graduate Acting ‘97

Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q

Doug Wright

Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing ‘87

Best Play for I Am My Own Wife

Tisch Tony Award Nominees

Raúl Esparza

Department of Drama ‘92

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Taboo

Winnie Holzman,

Graduate Musical Theatre Writing ‘84

Best Book of a Musical for Wicked

Moises Kaufman

Department of Drama, alumnus

Best Direction of a Play for I Am My Own Wife

Tony Kushner

Graduate Acting ‘84

Best Book of a Musical for Caroline, or Change

Donna Murphy

Department of Drama, alumna

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Wonderful Town

George C. Wolfe

Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing and Graduate Musical Theatre Writing ‘84

Best Direction of a Musical for Caroline, or Change