Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Jewish Channel Reports On Jewish Content in 2011 Tony Awards

When the American Theater Wing's Tony Awards were presented on June 12, the casual observer might have spotted some Jewish references and Jewish winners, but it took The Jewish Channel and Meredith Ganzman to discover just how many there were.

Since the awards were first presented in 1949, 64 percent of all the awards given for musical productions went to Jewish composers, lyricists, and librettists.

This year The Jewish Channel and Ganzman found Jewish connections in the following Broadway shows:

  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • The Book of Mormon
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • The Scottsboro Boys
  • Jerusalem
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Baby It's You
  • The People in the Picture
Ganzman interviewed celebrities on the red carpet before the show, including Paul Shaffer, Tova Feldshuh, and Josh Gad, a nominee for Best Actor in The Book of Mormon.  Watch the action in the video below. Enjoy!

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