The First Black Woman Choreographer Nominated for a Tony in Over Two Decades: Camille Brown

“On the last day of April 2019, Gayle King boarded the stage to announce the first eight Tony nominations with Broadway’s Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth. As the nominations rolled further the audience applauded with excitement and curiosity for the announcements to come. Then the 2019 nominations for Best Choreography rolled around and for the first time in over twenty years a Black female choreographer was announced, Camille Brown. The last Black female nominated for a Best Choreography Tony Award was Marlies Yearby for Rent in 1996”

Gwendolyn Baum