Saturday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Paul Tazewell

Our last 2016 Tony Award Winner for this week is Paul Tazewell, who won the Tony for Best Costume Design for Hamilton.

 

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Paul Tazewell is a Tony award winning costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. He received the 2016 Tony Award for best costume design for Hamilton. He has also received six Tony Award nominations for costume design, four Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Costume Design, two Lucille Lortel Awards (for On the Town and Hamilton), and the Theater Development Fund’s Irene Sharaff Award in 1997. He is also the recipient of the Princess Grace Statue Award bestowed by the Princess Grace Foundation to artists of excellence in various disciplines.[1]

Biography
Born in Akron, Ohio,[2] Tazewell graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.[1] Tazewell was a resident artist and Associate Professor of Costume Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2003-2006).[3][4]

Tazewell has designed costumes for over a dozen Broadway productions, starting with Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk in 1996 (receiving a Tony Award nomination). Over Tazewell’s career, he has costumed numerous plays that are predominantly African American and Latino.[5] Other musicals include On the Town (Revival), The Color Purple, and, in 2009, Guys and Dolls (Revival) and Memphis. Recent Broadway work includes Dr Zhivago, Side Show, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Plays on Broadway have included Lombardi, The Miracle Worker (Revival), Magic/Bird and the Tony Award-winning revival of A Raisin in the Sun. His off-Broadway work as a costume designer includes Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2001), Boston Marriage (2002), Ruined, One Flea Spare, Flesh and Blood, and Harlem Song (Apollo Theater).

In regional theatre he has designed costumes for, among many, Arena Stage (The Women, 1999, and Polk County, 2002), The Guthrie Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. His work for ballet companies includes the Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Opera credits at Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, ENO, and the Metropolitan Opera.

Selected work
Hamilton (2015) (Lucille Lortel Award, Tony Award)
A Streetcar Named Desire (2012) (Tony Award nomination)
Memphis (2009) (Tony Award nomination)
In the Heights (2008) (Tony Award nomination)
The Color Purple (2005) (Tony Award nomination)
A Raisin in the Sun (2004)
Caroline, or Change (2003) (Lucille Lortel Award nomination, Outstanding Costume Design)
Boston Marriage (2002) (Lucille Lortel Award nomination, Outstanding Costume Design)
Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (1996) (Tony Award nomination)

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(EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) 2016 Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

(EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) 2016 Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

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77 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Paul Tazewell

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    He has been a peaceful attendee of the rally…and yet…

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    uh oh

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      I was going to post this earlier …Right now I am trying to post an alligator photo using the expression “uh oh”

      (would one of you please remove my “uh oh” before Yamiche Alcindor’s tweet for me?)

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      It’s EMOTIONAL terrorism. These COPS ARE DESTROYING OUR CHILDREN, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

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        It is emotional terrorism.

        A whole generation of Black children are being affected…if I were a Black parent I would be so scare for my family.

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  9. Wow! Bombing a VET? Foul As Fuck! #MicahJohnson served his country. Don’t tell us there were no other options.

    Micah Xavier Johnson

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    I thought I had seen everything Serena.How did I miss this one?

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  17. rikyrah says:

    I don’t watch a lot of reality tv. One that I have gotten into is this season of ‘Arranged’. Married couples who were arranged in marriage. I like the couples they got this time around. Anyone else watch it?

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    From Jennifer Rubin of all people:

    Ten mistakes Reince Priebus made
    July 8

    When the postmortem on the GOP 2016 presidential race is conducted there will be plenty of blame to go around. Candidates ran shoddy races, attacking one another and hanging around far too long. Voters gave way to anger, nihilism and rank prejudice. Elected leaders were reticent to speak up But it was Chairman Reince Priebus who will long be remembered for his series of spectacular errors. To review:

    1. Priebus never understood that Trump had neither the means nor the inclination to run as a third candidate. Spend his own money?! Priebus put the entire party at Trump’s mercy by creating a suicide pact (the pledge) with Trump. Like the JCPOA, once the pledge was in place it was vital to keep it there. Priebus then began a dangerous approach in which appeasement, rationalization and out-and-out water-carrying were the rule.

    2. Rather than going on bended knee to Trump to extract the pledge, Priebus should have used leverage (free debate time, access to RNC fundraising, rhetorical support and defense from the RNC) to demand Trump cease attacks on fellow Republicans, improve his tone and show some understanding of both policy and political mechanics. If Al Gore had shown up to run in the GOP race would Priebus have sat idly by? And yet that’s essentially what he did when a man who had no particular loyalty to the party moved in for a hostile takeover.

    3. Pledges for any candidate were a bad idea. Kevin Williamson wrote recently: “The Republicans who promised to support the nominee no matter who made an error in judgment. That’s forgivable. But now it is time to admit the error, step up, and do the right thing.” Explicitly putting partisan loyalty over conscience, conservative principles and reciprocal loyalty from the candidate was another grave error from Priebus.

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  20. rikyrah says:

    If Critics Think Death Threats Will Stop Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby, They Don’t Know Mosby
    Tensions remain high as the prosecutor’s office finds itself under siege by threats and taunts from racists.

    BY: ERICKA BLOUNT DANOI

    The death threats come daily to the office of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby as the trials of police officers in the death of Freddie Gray continue to go on.

    There’s a sameness to the threats, which accuse Mosby of racism, of being crazy, and arguing that she should be “hung” for daring to prosecute six police officers over the death of Gray, who was in their custody when he died.

    “YOU are a racist criminal! YOU are a worthless racist [expletive],” read one of the threatening emails.

    “You are out of your mind. When the violence starts and they turn their anger on you, maybe the officers will be a little slow to react. You are a cop hater. Marilyn Mosby is nothing but a [expletive] Black Panther [expletive]. She should be hung,” read another.

    There have been many more threats to Mosby since the indictment of the six police officers in the death of Gray, including people coming to her house and concocting fake news stories in which her husband is murdered and police officers do nothing.

    “The threats have been turned over to the Baltimore Police Department and I have heard the FBI is investigating,” Rochelle Ritchie, Mosby’s spokeswoman tells The Root. “I guess some people wonder if she will be deterred from seeking justice in Baltimore City because of this. My answer to that is no. She will continue to seek justice for all victims.”

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  24. Liza says:

    Recognition for Serena…

    Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of her generation. That is all.— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) July 9, 2016

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Congratulations Venus and Serena on your Double Win at Wimbledon!

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    22 Grand Slam Titles

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  36. rikyrah says:

    Phuck.Outta.Here.

    …………………….

    remarks from the lawyer for the policeman who killed Phil Castile:

    Yanez is a “sensitive man” who is very distressed by what’s happened, Kelly added later in a phone interview.

    “The emotional trauma from unrelenting coverage and publicity makes it harder to get back to work,” he said, adding that the St. Anthony Police Department will decide when it’s appropriate for Yanez to resume his normal duties — a time frame that could take anywhere from two to 20 days after his administrative leave began.

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  40. rikyrah says:

    Serena replay on ABC beginning now.

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  41. rikyrah says:

    Philando dead because of wide set nose
    Sterling dead because he wouldn’t give a bum harassing him any money .

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  42. rikyrah says:

    HOW is this anything BUT….

    RACIAL PROFILING?

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    “he looks like one of our suspects just cause of his wide-set nose” – police audio of Philando Castile’s traffic stop

    ST PAUL – The uncle of Philando Castile said the police scanner audio we obtained is an example of racial profiling.

    KARE 11 has attempted to confirm the authenticity of the recording with police officials, but so far they have not responded.

    We have verified that the license plate mentioned by police in the recording matches the plate of the car Castile was driving. The location the officer gives also corresponds to the locations of the traffic stop.

    “I’m going to stop a car,” the officer says on the recording. “I’m going to check IDs. I have reason to pull it over.”

    “The two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery,” the officer says. “The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just ‘cause of the wide set nose,” the officer continues.

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    ‘I would have done 5’: Nashville cop busted for callous post about Philando Castile
    08 JUL 2016 AT 20:04 ET

    Police officers in two Tennessee cities were swiftly disciplined for social media activity following the fatal shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling this week.

    In Nashville, Officer Anthony Venable, an eight-year veteran of the force, was “decommissioned” after posting, “Yeah. I would have done 5,” in a Facebook conversation regarding the shooting death of Castile, who was shot four times during a traffic stop. Venable said the comment was meant to be sarcastic.

    “The police department is treating this matter very seriously and took immediate action, regardless of what he claims the context to have been,” Police Chief Steve Anderson told The Tennessean. Anderson had previously told The Tennessean that he was concerned that people were judging all police by the actions of the police officers involved in the shootings of Sterling and Castile.

    “I am extremely concerned and disturbed by the videos and the accounts we have heard thus far coming from Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights,” Anderson said.

    A vigil and protest is planned for Friday night in Nashville, and Anderson said that the vigil should go on as scheduled, despite the massacre of police in Dallas Thursday night. Anderson indicated his support for people to express their concerns. He insisted that Venable was not representative of the Nashville force.

    He told Nashville Public Radio: “What he said does not in any way represent the men and women of this police department It was a disservice to the city of Nashville. It was a disservice to this police department. It was a disservice to every individual officer on the street. It’s something that can’t be tolerated.”

    Meanwhile, over in Memphis, the Commercial-Appeal reported that Memphis Interim Director Michael Rallings had suspended two officers for a social media post. The officers posted an image on Snapchat that was an illustration of a white hand pointing a gun at an emoji depicting a black child.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Police officers in two Tennessee cities were swiftly disciplined for social media activity following the fatal shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling this week.

      In Nashville, Officer Anthony Venable, an eight-year veteran of the force, was “decommissioned” after posting, “Yeah. I would have done 5,” in a Facebook conversation regarding the shooting death of Castile, who was shot four times during a traffic stop.

      “The police department is treating this matter very seriously and took immediate action, regardless of what he claims the context to have been,” Police Chief Steve Anderson told The Tennessean.

      You don’t “discipline” this type of officer. You remove him and his types from your police force, especially if as you say:

      “What he said does not in any way represent the men and women of this police department.”

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  46. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😆, Everyone 😄
    Off to swim 👙and run errands. 😇

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  47. Ametia says:

    Good Morning Everyone. I have enjoyed this week’s post. Thank you ,Rikyrah!

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