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Back Stage at the 2010 Tony Awards

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Back Stage at the 2010 Tony Awards
Back Stage Executive Editor David Sheward was in the media room for this year's Tony Awards.  Below are interviews he captured at the event.

He interviewed such winners as Christine Jones (set designer for "American Idiot"), Kevin Adams (lighting designer for "American Idiot"), Michael Grandage (director, "Red"), Eddie Redmayne (best featured actor in a play for "Red"), Katie Finneran (best featured actress in a musical for "Promises, Promises"), Levi Kreis (best featured actor in a musical for "Million Dollar Quartet"), David Hyde Pierce (Isabelle Stevenson Award), Viola Davis and Denzel Washington (best actor and actress in a play for "Fences"), Bill T. Jones (choreography, "Fela!"), and Arielle Tepper Madover and John Logan (producer and author, "Red," best play).

The winners talked about creating their roles, the differences between British and American audiences, and offered advice to newcomers to the theatre. Denzel Washington said, "Start with theatre, that's where you learn your craft. Don't go running off to Hollywood."











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