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Jeff Daniels Receives Tony Nomination For To Kill A Mockingbird
News Desk April 30th, 2019
The production is also nominated for a further eight categories.
After a difficult journey to Broadway (lawsuits galore!) To Kill A Mockingbird is certainly reaping the rewards with nine Tony nominations! Star of the show, Jeff Daniels, has picked up the Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.
To Kill A Mockingbird's director, Barlett Sher, is nominated for the Best Direction of a Play category with their original score, courtesy of Adam Guettel, picking up the nomination for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.
The production's further six nominations are Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Gideon Glick, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for Celia Keenan-Bolger, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Lighting Design of a Play.
What is To Kill A Mockingbird about?
Told through the eyes of 13-year-old Scout, Mockingbird is set in the pre-civil rights era Deep South of the 1930s. When local black man Tom Robinson is accused of raping a white girl, Scout's lawyer father Atticus Finch takes on the case, determined to try and give Tom a fair trial. With his decision to defend Tom, Atticus finds himself ostracised from the community, and the lives of his family put into danger. As the trial approaches, Atticus must choose whether to buckle under the mounting pressure or to stand his ground and fight for what is right.
To Kill A Mockingbird is currently playing at the Shubert Theatre through to September 8.