(Michael Paulson’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/2; via Pam Green.)
Tommy Tune, who has collected nine Tony awards as a dancer, choreographer and director, will need to make room on his shelf for a 10th: He will be honored in June with a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement.
Now 76, Mr. Tune is a 6-foot-6 Texan who has won prizes for directing and choreographing “The Will Rogers Follies” and “Grand Hotel”; directing “Nine”; choreographing “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine”; and acting in “Seesaw” and “My One and Only”– earning the choreography prize for the latter as well.
Though he hasn’t worked on a Broadway show since the short-lived “The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public” in 1994, he returned to New York earlier this year for a role in an Encores! production of “Lady, Be Good!” at City Center.