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Elphaba (Idina Menzel) and Glinda (Helen Dallimore) duel in London Wicked

 

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Wicked set in the Apollo Victoria

The Wicked the Musical stage with the time dragon.Photo: The giant, smoke-breathing, mechanical 'Time Dragon' now spreads its huge wings 25 feet above the stage of London's Apollo Victoria Theatre as, underneath, preparations are well underway for the arrival of the 'spectacular' (Evening Standard) new musical

 

Tony Nominations

Wicked topped the nominations counts for all Broadway shows with a total of 10, including nominations for:

  • BEST MUSICAL
  • Best Original Score - Stephen Schwartz
  • Best Book of a musical - Winnie Holzman
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Kristin Chenoweth
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Idina Menzel
  • Best Costume Design - Susan Hilferty
  • Best Scenic Design - Eugene Lee
  • Best Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner
  • Best Choreography - Wayne Cilento
  • Best Orchestrations - William David Brohn

The Tonys are given by the American Theater Wing for Broadway shows only, and are considered the most prestigious of the awards. Tony voters are a mix of professionals from all areas of theater and include all Dramatist Guild Council Members (including Stephen Schwartz).

Drama Desk

Drama Desk Awards. The Drama Desk is an organization of theatre critics, editors and reporters. A commitee nominates candidates and shows from both On and Off-Broadway productions. The winners are determined by the 140 voting members of the Drama Desk. See www.dramadesk.com.

Wicked garnered the most nominations and awards of any show this season.

Wicked's final awards announced May 16:

  • Oustanding Musical - Wicked,
  • Outstanding Lyrics - Stephen Schwartz,
  • Outstanding Book - Winnie Holzman,
  • Oustanding Costume Design - Susan Hilferty,
  • Oustanding Set Design of a musical - Eugene Lee -
  • Oustanding Director of a Musical - Joe Mantello (According to Playbill.com, Mantello's award is a correction released on 5-17-04.)

Nominations included:

  • Outstanding Musical,
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical
    Kristin Chenoweth
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Idina Menzel ,
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical, Joe Mantello,
  • Outstanding Music - Stephen Schwartz
  • Outstanding Lyrics - Stephen Schwartz
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical - Winnie Holzman (only two nominated for this category),
  • Outstanding Orchestrations, William David Brohn
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Musical, Eugene Lee,
  • Outstanding Costume Design, Susan Hilferty,
  • Outstanding Lighting Design, Kenneth Posner

Outer Critics

Outer Critics Circle Awards are given for both On and Off-Broadway productions by critics and writers from outside New York. Wicked received 10 nominations and took four awards, leading all other shows. Wicked won for Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outstanding direction of a musical - Joe Mantello, Outstanding set design - Eugene Lee, and Oustanding costume design, Susan Hilferty. Playbill article on winners

Playbill.com article about nominations

The Drama League

The Drama League includes Broadway and Off Broadway but only awards productions and performers - no design, or writing awards. This is an organization you can join. Visit Dramaleague.org [new browser window]. Only one performer, whether from a musical or play, is honored each year. Nominations for Wicked 2004 include

  • Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • Distinguished Performance: Kristin Chenoweth
  • Distinguished Performance: Idina Menzel

Eddy Award

The prestigious EDDYs [new browser window] pay tribute to those whose work has made an impact in the entertainment industry. The editors of Entertainment Design select the winners with an eye toward true excellence in technical and design-related fields.

Susan Hilferty and the entire costume team won the Eddy Award - for Wicked's Costumes. Entertainment Design [new browser window]

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