Tisch Drama Faculty Earn Helen Hayes Award Nominations for "The Wiz"

Monday, Feb 25, 2019

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'The Wiz' | Courtesy of the Washington Post

(Via the Washington Post)

The emerald-green musical fantasia The Wiz at Ford’s Theatre led the way Monday with 13 Helen Hayes Awards nominations, easily heading the field in the annual cavalcade that is greater Washington’s theater awards.

Several years ago, the Hayes Awards expanded into “Helen” categories for smaller theaters and “Hayes” categories for big companies, while keeping everyone together for one big ceremony, this year set for May 13 at the Anthem.

The unity can be a little unwieldy, with 250 nominations in 47 categories. Here are some key takeaways from Monday’s announcement at the National Theatre:

Director Kent Gash’s production of The Wiz at Ford’s Theatre last spring romped among Hayes musicals, with five supporting actors landing nominations. Read the full article here.