Locals nominated for Tony Awards

WTNH– Connecticut, where Tony-Nominated show directors, actors and producers get their start. It’s certainly true this year. The show leading the way with ten nominations, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” has all kinds of Connecticut connections.

He’s 21-years old, he’s made the jump from Branford to Broadway and today, Greg Nobile is a Tony-nominated producer.

Greg is one of the producers of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” a breakout hit with a 2014-best 10 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. Greg first saw the show about a year ago at the Connecticut theater where it was developed and made its debut on the Hartford Stage.

“And I said this is going to be the show. This is the one,” said Nobile.

The show couldn’t be any more connected to Connecticut. One of the Tony-nominated lead actors Jefferson Mays is from here and a Yale grad.

And the Tony-nominated director making his Broadway debut is Darko Tresnjak, the Artistic Director at Hartford Stage.

“A Gentleman’s Guide”: “Darko’s in his inaugural season at Hartford Stage and this is quite a way to debut your season. He is an incredible person and an incredible director. And this is very, very exciting for Connecticut theater,” said Nobile.

When asked if he’s been pinching himeslf, Nobile said, “yes, all morning, it’s not supposed to happen, it wasn’t supposed to happen like this.. I dropped out of college.. that wasn’t supposed to happen.”

Greg stopped going to school, he was studying arts management, because he wanted to work. And he has and a few Tony nominations for this show, doesn’t change anything.

“Our staff is around the table this morning, we’ve got ten projects that we’re considering for next season and it’s time to keep going,” said Nobile.

The Tony Awards will be handed out Sunday, June 8th.  And in Connecticut, plenty of people will be keeping their fingers crossed for “A Gentleman’s Guide.”

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