New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation’s premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute.
T2C talked to Rachel Bay Jones, is known for her roles in the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin, and Dear Evan Hansen. Her other Broadway credits include the 2009 revival of Hair, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Meet Me in St. Louis. Her other Off-Broadway credits are First Daughters Suite, and The Boys From Syracuse. Her other regional/national tour credits include Hello Again, A Christmas Story, Pippin (Pre-Broadway, ART), Sylvia, Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I among many others. In addition, Jones can be seen on ABC’s “The Family” and on the FX series Louie.
Derek Klena, originated the role of “Eddie Birdlace” in the stage adaption of Dogfight and played Fiyero in the 10th anniversary company of Wicked on Broadway. He is also known for his appearances on Law & Order: SVU, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Blue Bloods. Currently he is playing the role of Dmitry in Anastasia on Broadway.
Giddon Glick, starred on Broadway as Ernst in the musical Spring Awakening. This year he starred in Significant Other on Broadway.
Bobby Conte Thornton is making his Broadway debut as the lead in A Bronx Tale.
Nick Cordero, appeared on Broadway in 2014 in the musical Bullets Over Broadway in the role of Cheech, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Theater World Award for the role. He originated the title role in the Off-Broadway production of The Toxic Avenger. He also played the role of Dennis in Rock of Ages on Broadway in 2012 and In March 2016, he joined the Broadway production of Waitress, playing the role of Earl. He left Waitress to join the Broadway production of the new musical A Bronx Tale, as “Sonny.”