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Purchase College Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Tony Awards

Date Released: 6/6/2007

Purchase College alumni and faculty have received nominations for the 61st Annual Tony Awards. Winners will be announced at the live awards ceremony on June 10 at 8 PM on CBS.

All three Purchase nominees studied in the Design/Technology program in the School of the Arts, Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film.

Two-time Tony winner Brian MacDevitt, a graduate of Purchase College and a member of the Design/Tech faculty, was nominated for Best Lighting Design of a Play for Inherit the Wind  and The Coast of Utopia (Part 1). MacDevitt received the 2002 Tony for Best Lighting Design for Into the Woods and the 2005 Tony for Best Lighting Design of a Play for The Pillowman

Alumnus Kenneth Posner was nominated for Best Lighting Design of a play for The Coast of Utopia (Part 2). He has received several Tony nominations for best lighting design for his work on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wicked, Hairspray and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Posner is the lighting designer for Legally Blonde, The Pirate Queen and the upcoming Broadway revival of Grease.

David Gallo, a former student, was nominated for Best Scenic Design of a Play for his work on Radio Golf. He received the 2006 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for his work on The Drowsy Chaperone. Gallo was the set designer for Thoroughly Modern Millie, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, King Hedley II and Epic Proportions, among others.