In a year of angels, wizards, high schoolers and singing sea creatures on Broadway, three R&C clients have been nominated for Tony Awards.
Denzel Washington, who already has one Tony and two Oscars under his belt, was nominated for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for his work as the mysterious Hickey in the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.” Congrats to his R&C team: Alan Nierob and Jaclyn Mallon.
Jamie Parker will compete in the same category for his title role as the boy wizard in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.” His PR mavens: Jamie Arons, Michelle Schwartz, Lindsay Galin and Heather McDevitt.
And in musicals, Harry Hadden-Paton landed a lead acting nod for his Broadway debut as Professor Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady.” His R&C team: Michelle Schwartz, Lindsay Galin and Heather McDevitt.
For Parker and Hadden-Paton, R&C’s execs focused on “increasing their visibility” to make sure they would stand out from the pack, Schwartz said, pointing to coverage in Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Vogue, Variety’s podcast and TV news show NY1. Washington did an extensive interview with the well-watched “CBS Sunday Morning” recently. As voting begins, execs will step up their media efforts and outreach, targeting the Broadway community and New York voters.
Nominations for the Tony Awards, which will air June 10 on CBS, also included “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical,” with the most nods (12) each, and “Angels in America” with eleven. “Harry Potter” and “My Fair Lady” both racked up 10 nods, and “The Iceman Cometh” snagged eight.