TPAC will present its highest honor, the Applause Award, to Delta Dental of Tennessee and former TPAC Board Member, TPAC Foundation chairman, and chairman of Clearbrook Holdings Corp. Michael D. Shmerling, at the 2019 TPAC Gala on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Winner of the 2018 Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island will officially open its national tour in Music City with a week-long engagement from Oct.15-20 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, “Dear Evan Hansen” makes its Nashville debut with a one-week engagement Sept.10-15 at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall.
As a young man, the Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick studied violin at Northwestern University, hoping he might land with “a second-rate symphony orchestra somewhere.” But that all changed when his good friend Charlotte Rae loaned him her cast album from Finian’s Rainbow.
To understand Jackie Nguyen’s unique connection with Miss Saigon, one need only consult her cast bio in the program – “Dedicated to my family who escaped Vietnam over 30 years ago.”
The 73rd Annual Tony Awards have a host: Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor and CBS “The Late Late Show” host James Corden. The 2019 awards ceremony will air LIVE on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (7:00 p.m. CT) from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Showcasing chart-topping hits and Tony-nominated choreography, “On Your Feet!” is wowing audiences worldwide. But music icon Emilio Estefan hopes the uplifting story behind the music will inspire fans long after they leave the theater.
What started out as a humble one-act show performed above a pub has become an international sensation primed to conquer Nashville October 9-14.