Two Memphis-Themed Musicals up for Tony Awards

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 25th 2010 1423 0

Memphis the Musical, Shubert Theatre, New York

Memphis the Musical, Shubert Theatre, New York

Congratulations to “Memphis the Musical”! The show is racking up awards and nominations. “Memphis” is nominated for nine Tony awards (including best musical). The show also won Drama Desk awards for best musical, best music and best orchestration. Lead actress Montego Glover tied for outstanding actress in a musical with Catherine Zeta Jones.

I saw “Memphis” in October, and I can vouch for Montego Glover’s awesomeness. She was fantastic as Felicia, the sultry singer that gets radio DJ Huey all hot and bothered.

Another Memphis-themed musical, “Million Dollar Quartet” (about Johnny Cash, Elvis, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis recording at Sun Studio) is nominated for three Tony awards.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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