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Point Park alum nominated for two Tony Awards

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rob Ashford, a 1983 graduate of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, was nominated for two Tony Awards. He is up for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, both for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Ashford has previously been nominated for five Tonys, and in 2002, he won the Tony for Best Choreography for Thoroughly Modern Millie.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying received a total of eight Tony nominations this year, including Best Revival of a Musical. The musical’s cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette — who is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical — and two Point Park alumni, Marty Lawson and Megan Sikora.

Lawson and Sikora appeared in Promises, Promises together. Lawson's other Broadway credits include Shrek The Musical and Cry-Baby. Sikora's previous Broadway credits include 42nd Street, Curtains, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

The Tonys are set for June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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