Actor and Purchase alumnus Stanley Tucci has received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the thriller "The Lovely Bones." He also had a starring role in the film "Julie and Julia" with Meryl Streep this past year. The Academy Awards will be presented on March 7 in Hollywood and will be televised on ABC.
Mr. Tucci will also make his Broadway directing debut on April 4 with the play "Lend Me A Tenor." The Tony award winning farce stars actors Tony Shalhoub, Justin Bartha, and Anthony LaPaglia. The play opens at the Music Box Theatre in New York.