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The Broadway Musical Wicked - Awards

Tony Winners

Wicked - Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Idina Menzel
Wicked - Best Costume Design - Susan Hilferty [link goes to a full page about Wicked Costumes]
Wicked - Best Scene Design - Eugene Lee.

Following the Tony Awards, the producers of Wicked added an eight-week block of tickets and subsequently sold more than $1 million in tickets by noon. "We're going to be here for a long time," says producer David Stone.

Tony Nominations

Wicked topped the nominations counts for all Broadway shows with a total of 10, including nominations for:

  • Best Original Score - Stephen Schwartz
  • Best Book of a musical -Winnie Holzman
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Kristin Chenoweth
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Idina Menzel
  • Best Costume Design - Susan Hilferty
  • Best Scenic Design - Eugene Lee
  • Best Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner
  • Best Choreography - Wayne Cilento
  • Best Orchestrations - William David Brohn

The Tonys are given by the American Theater Wing for Broadway shows only, and are considered the most prestigious of the awards. Tony voters are a mix of professionals from all areas of theater and include all Dramatist Guild Council Members.

Drama Desk

Drama Desk Awards. The Drama Desk is an organization of theatre critics, editors and reporters. A commitee nominates candidates and shows from both On and Off-Broadway productions. The winners are determined by the 140 voting members of the Drama Desk. See www.dramadesk.com.

Wicked garnered the most nominations and awards of any show this season.

Wicked's final awards announced May 16:

  • Oustanding Musical - Wicked,
  • Outstanding Lyrics - Stephen Schwartz,
  • Outstanding Book - Winnie Holzman,
  • Oustanding Costume Design - Susan Hilferty,
  • Oustanding Set Design of a musical - Eugene Lee -
  • Oustanding Director of a Musical - Joe Mantello (According to Playbill.com, Mantello's award is a correction released on 5-17-04.)

Nominations included:

Outer Critics

Outer Critics Circle Awards are given for both On and Off-Broadway productions by critics and writers from outside New York. Wicked received 10 nominations and took four awards, leading all other shows. Wicked won for Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outstanding direction of a musical - Joe Mantello, Outstanding set design - Eugene Lee, and Oustanding costume design, Susan Hilferty.

Playbill.com article about nominations

The Drama League

The Drama League includes Broadway and Off Broadway but only awards productions and performers - no design, or writing awards. This is an organization you can join. Visit Dramaleague.org [new browser window]. Only one performer, whether from a musical or play, is honored each year. Nominations for Wicked 2004 include

  • Outstanding Production of a Musical
  • Distinguished Performance: Kristin Chenoweth
  • Distinguished Performance: Idina Menzel

Eddy Award

The prestigious EDDYs [new browser window] pay tribute to those whose work has made an impact in the entertainment industry. The editors of Entertainment Design select the winners with an eye toward true excellence in technical and design-related fields.

The prestigious EDDYs pay tribute to those whose work has made an impact in the entertainment industry. The editors of Entertainment Design select the winners with an eye toward true excellence in technical and design-related fields. Susan Hilferty and the entire costume team won the Eddy Award - for Wicked's Costumes.

Stephen Schwartz's Awards Details

3 OSCARS: Pocahontas (Lyrics by Schwartz) for Best Score and Best Song "Colors of the Wind"; The Prince of Egypt: Best Song "When You Believe"

3 GRAMMYS: Godspell (2 - producer and writer) and Pocahontas "Colors of the Wind"

4 DRAMA DESK AWARDS: Godspell (one for music, one for lyrics); Working - Director; Wicked - lyrics

5 TONY NOMINATIONS: 1973 - Pippin Score

1977 - Godspell - Score

1978 - Working - Book (Musical); Working - Score (shared credit)

1987 - Rags - Score (lyrics)

2004 - Wicked - Score

Wicked Cast Album Goes Platinum. The Grammy Award winning (Best Musical Show Album) original cast recording of the smash-hit Broadway musical WICKED has just been certified "Platinum" by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for sales of more than 1 million copies. Produced by composer Stephen Schwartz for Decca Broadway, the album has been the fastest selling original cast recording in years, has regularly appeared on the list of Amazon's top-selling albums and is currently #1 on Billboard's Top Cast Album Chart, the position it occupied when the chart debuted in January 2006. Wicked Original Broadway Cast album: Wicked musical - Amazon.com $13.49 (List price $18.98).

2006 Awards and Nominations for Wicked

Touring Broadway Awards - May 8th.

The Wicked touring company took home three top prizes at the Touring Broadway Awards including Best New Musical, Best Production Design and Best Musical Score. The awards, which are presented annually by The League of American Theatres and Producers, were awarded on May 8, 2006, at a special ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City. Info on the Wicked Tour

Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, D.C, April 17, 2006

Also for the Wicked Tour.

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production: Stephanie J. Block, Wicked , The Kennedy Center

Nominated as well: Kendra Kassebaum, Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Nominated: Wicked for Outstanding Non-Resident production.

2004 Awards for Wicked Cast, Creative Team, and the Musical

For more Wicked info visit the Wicked index page.

More about Wicked and Show Biz

Read about the making of Wicked in various issues of The Schwartz Scene

Book cover: "Making It on Broadway"A NEW hot seller for performers (not related to Wicked):

Making It on Broadway: Actors' Tales of... [new browser window] (opens to Amazon.com)

"MAKING IT ON BROADWAY (Allworth Press) goes beyond the glitz and the glamour to show what really happens both on a Broadway stage and in the personal lives of Broadway actors. In their own words, Jason Alexander, Terrence Mann, Donna Murphy, Lea Salonga, and more than 150 of today's Broadway performers—including fifty-five Tony Award® winners and nominees—talk candidly about living and working in the new era of the mega-musical."

cover for Stephen Schwartz songbookBest sellers at MusicalSchwartz.com include Wicked Piano Vocal Selections (sheet music); The Stephen Schwartz Songbook, the Wicked cast album and Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked (see Wicked page), Children of Eden CDs, Godspell CDs and DVD and the Working DVD.

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