Tommy Tune to Receive Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

Tommy Tune lifetime achievement Tony Award
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Tommy Tune will have to make room on his mantel for one more Tony Award, with the actor-dancer-director-choreographer set to receive a special Tony for lifetime achievement.

Over a long stage career, Tune, who started out as a Broadway dancer in titles such as “Baker Street” and “A Joyful Noise,” has amassed an awards haul that’s included direction and choreography Tony Awards for “The Will Rogers Follies” and “Grand Hotel.” As an actor, he’s won the honors for stints in “My One and Only” and “Seesaw.” On the bigscreen he’s appeared in “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Boy Friend,” and has also toplined the Vegas show “EFX.”

Most recently, he appeared onstage in the Encores! production of “Lady Be Good!” in February, and he’s now on tour with his solo show, “Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales.”

The special Tony will be presented to Tune during the 2015 ceremony, as one of the awards to be handed out alongside the evening’s string of trophies in competitive categories. This year’s other special Tony honors, as well as the host for the evening, remain to be set.

Tony Award nominations are due to be announced April 28 prior to the June 7 ceremony, set to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS.

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