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Last week, Emerson alum Jason Grossman ’02 was honored at the 66th annual Tony Awards. The Tony Awards are an annual showcase of achievement in live Broadway theater presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. At the annual ceremony held in New York City, Grossman was nominated for 9 Tony Awards – the most nominations for any single play this season – for his work producing Peter and the Starcatcher.
After being nominated for best play, Grossman took home 5 Tonys at the end of the night for Peter and the Starcatcher including Best Actor, Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, and Sound Design.
Peter and the Starcatcher is an innovative retelling of the century-old legend of Peter Pan. In the play, the cast of twelve brings over 100 characters to life with their wide-ranging talent and limitless imagination. After opening this past April, Peter and the Starcatcher received high critical acclaim and rave reviews from The New York Times, The New Yorker, and New York Magazine alike.
While at Emerson, Grossman was a prolific member of the Mercutio troupe. Post-graduation, Grossman has been thriving as a theatrical producer and director. Credits include producing The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, the West End production of Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, the Scott Sanders Production of The Color Purple, Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and several others. He has also conducted educational research at Boston’s New Repertory Theatre and collaborated with Emerson’s Robbie McCauley on the world premiere of Bel Canto that went on to be work shopped at the Sundance Theatre Institute.