Fun Home has a Fun Time at the 2015 Tony Awards, Walking Away with Numerous Wins

fun home coverIt was a great night for graphic novel turned musical Fun Home at the 2015 Tony Awards. The musical was the bell of the ball winning 5 times out of its 12 nominations (3 of which were in one category!). It led the night for wins that saw The King and I, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time also come out big winners.

Fun Home the musical is based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel and her relationship with her father. In college Alison came out as a lesbian, and discovered her father was also gay. He died a few weeks after the revelation leaving a legacy of mystery for Bechdel to resolve.

Fun Home won for:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Michael Cerveris
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Sam Gold
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

The musical didn’t win for “Best Orchestrations,” “Best Lighting Design of a Musical,” “Best Design of a Musical,” “Best Performance of an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical” where it had three nominations, and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.”

Expect the demand for tickets to skyrocket with this many wins, and I can’t wait to see it when it begins touring and comes to DC.