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FANY Nominations Announced

The Wild Party and Contact each garnered nine nominations for the Friends of New York Theater (or FANY) Awards. Winners will be awarded June 25.

Kiss Me, Kate won eight nominations while Aida, Swing!, James Joyce’s The Dead and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan all earned five.

The Green Bird, The Music Man, Dirty Blonde and Uncle Vanya all missed the March 30, 1999 making them ineligible, however last season’s The Iceman Cometh, Marlene, Ring Round the Moon, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Amy's View, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues and The Lonesome West did make the deadline (which runs from March to March).

Here are the nominees:

Outstanding Revival

The Iceman Cometh
Kiss Me, Kate
A Moon for the Misbegotten
The Real Thing

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Michael Blakemore -- Kiss Me, Kate
Graciela Daniele -- Marie Christine
Richard Nelson -- The Dead
Susan Stroman -- Contact
Outstanding Choreographer

Kathleen Marshall -- Kiss Me, Kate
Arlene Phillips -- Saturday Night Fever
Susan Stroman -- Contact
Lynne Taylor-Corbett -- Swing

Outstanding Scenic Design

Michael Brown -- The Price
Bob Crowley -- Aida
Robin Wagner -- Kiss Me, Kate
Robin Wagner -- The Wild Party

Outstanding Costume Design

Toni-Leslie James -- Marie Christine
Toni-Leslie James -- The Wild Party
Martin Pakledinaz -- Kiss Me, Kate
John David Ridge -- Ring Round the Moon

Outstanding Leading Actor of a Musical

Anthony Crivello -- Marie Christine
Boyd Gaines -- Contact
Brian Stokes Mitchell -- Kiss Me, Kate
Adam Pascal -- Aida

Outstanding Leading Actress of a Musical

Blair Brown – James Joyce’s The Dead
Toni Collette -- The Wild Party
Heather Headley -- Aida
Marin Mazzie -- Kiss Me, Kate
Audra McDonald -- Marie Christine

Outstanding Supporting Actor of a Musical

Michael Berresse -- Kiss Me, Kate
Sean Martin Hingston --Contact
Marc Kudisch -- The Wild Party
Stephen Spinella --James Joyce’s The Dead
Tony Vincent -- Jesus Christ Superstar

The Friends of New York Theater Awards are chosen by the members of their organization, which is open to anyone for a membership fee. Winners will be awarded in a ceremony June 25.

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