The Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. So I was half-watching the 68th Tonys last night, noting the generally abysmal lack of Asian faces anywhere in the proceedings, particularly on stage. As expected. I think I spotted Lucy Liu in the audience. But then...
Congratulations to Linda Cho, who took home the trophy for Best Costume Design of a Musical, for her work on A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, which was nominated in ten categories and won Best Musical. Here's the video for her acceptance speech, which was highlighted during the broadcast:
Here's a brief video of Linda Cho talking about her nomination:
This was Cho's first Tony nomination -- for her first Broadway show. Her other design credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Lincoln Center 3, Second Stage, Manhattan Theater Club, and Julliard Theater.
More here: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Linda Cho on Winning the 2014 Tony for Best Costume Design in a Musical