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Barry and Fran Weissler

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Barry & Fran Weissler are Tony Award-winning American theatrical producers.

CareerEdit

Barry Weissler (born 1939) and Fran Weissler (born 1928)[1] met in 1964 during an engagement of a touring theatrical production in New Jersey. The two then started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, which presented classic plays to High School, College and adult audiences with professional casts[2] After years of touring Shakespearean plays on the east coast they brought Othello and Medea to Broadway in 1982. The two plays earned them their first two Tony Award nominations As of 2014 the pair have earned 28 Tony or Drama Desk nominations. They have won 7 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards.[3] The couple also received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production for their production of Chicago in the London West End.[4]

HonoursEdit

In 2010 Barry & Fran Weissler were given a lifetime achievement award by the New York Musical Theatre Festival.[5] The PlayhouseSquare Awarded Barry & Fran Weissler their "Star Award for achievement in the Performing Arts" in 2014.[6]

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 2014 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - Violet - nominee
  • 2014 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue - Violet - nominee
  • 2013 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - Pippin - winner
  • 2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical - Pippin - winner
  • 2011 Tony Award® Best Musical - The Scottsboro Boys - nominee
  • 2010 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - La Cage aux Folles - winner
  • 2010 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical - La Cage aux Folles - winner
  • 2010 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical - Promises, Promises - nominee
  • 2005 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - Sweet Charity - nominee
  • 2005 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical - Sweet Charity - nominee
  • 2004 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - Wonderful Town - nominee
  • 2004 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical - Wonderful Town - nominee
  • 1999 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - Annie Get Your Gun - winner
  • 1999 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical - Annie Get Your Gun - nominee
  • 1997 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - Chicago - winner
  • 1997 Olivier Award Best Revival of a Musical - Chicago - winner
  • 1997 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical - Chicago - winner
  • 1994 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical - Grease - nominee
  • 1994 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical Revival - My Fair Lady - nominee
  • 1992 Tony Award® Best Musical - Falsettos - nominee
  • 1992 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival - Falsettos - nominee
  • 1991 Tony Award® Best Revival - Fiddler on the Roof - winner
  • 1990 Tony Award® Best Revival - Gypsy - winner
  • 1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival - Gypsy - winner
  • 1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - nominee
  • 1988 Tony Award® Best Revival - Cabaret - nominee
  • 1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival - Cabaret - nominee
  • 1982 Tony Award® Reproduction (Play or Musical) - Othello - winner
  • 1982 Tony Award® Reproduction (Play or Musical) - Medea - nominee

Notable Productions[citation needed]Edit

ReferencesEdit