Two Lions have received Emmy nominations for acting: Brandon Victor Dixon ’07 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for his work in Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert and Kate McKinnon ’06 in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy category for her work on Saturday Night Live.
Lions roared at the 72nd Tony Awards: Playwright Tony Kushner ’78’s Angels in America triumphed in the Best Revival of a Play category, while Steven Chaikelson ’89, SOA’93, LAW’93, associate producer for The Band’s Visit, won big when the show nabbed the coveted Best Musical title.
Alex Braslavsky CC’18, an English major with a concentration in Russian language and culture who is from Milpitas, CA, has received the prestigious Clarendon Scholarship to pursue an M.Phil. in Slavonic studies at the University of Oxford, where she will study Russian literature with a focus on Russian poetry.
We Live in Cairo, a musical written by Daniel Lazour CC’16, and his brother, Patrick, has been chosen as a main stage production for The American Repertory Theater's 2018-2019 season.
Lions are both in front of and behind the camera! On May 19, director and Associate Professor of Film at the School of the Arts Ramin Bahrani ’96 debuted a film adaptation of the classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 on HBO. Starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, the film is a modern retelling of the 1953 work by Ray Bradbury. The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, a documentary about women in the food industry, premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival in Toronto on April 26. The film profiles seven women, including Iron Chef Anita Lo ’88 (former owner of Michelin-starred New York City restaurant Annisa).
Khyentse Foundation announces the recipient of the 2018 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation, Andrew Rotman CC’88 for Divine Stories: Divyāvadāna, Part 2.
Leena Dai CC’18, an economics major from Philadelphia, was recently selected to be a Yenching Academy Scholar. Dai will pursue a master’s degree in China studies.