The Tony and I

Columbians had a big night at this year’s Tony Awards, with sixteen affiliated productions taking home honors. Fun Home, produced by Barbara Whitman ’05SOA and co-produced by Amy Kaissar ’05SOA, won for best musical. Adjunct theater professor Sam Gold won for best direction of a musical for the same show, and its composer Jeanine Tesori ’83BC took home the award for best original score. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which stars Jocelyn Bioh ’08SOA, won for best play, and The King and I, which was associate-directed by Tyne Rafaeli ’14SOA, won for best revival of a musical. Columbia professor Gene O’Donovan, a veteran theater technician, won a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, recognizing his career contributions to the field.