Shaun Davey Nominated for Tony Award
Ireland's leading composer of Celtic/Classical music, Shaun Davey, has recently been nominated for a Antoinette Perry (Tony) AwardŽ, in New York for his score to James Joyce's 'The Dead' which has been taking Broadway by storm since the begining of the year. The Tony Awards, which take place in New York on Sunday June 4th, are theater's most coveted awards and are presented annually by the American TheatreWing for distinguished achievement in the professional theatre. Shaun has been working as a composer since 1982 and his other compositions include The Brendan Voyage, Granuaile, The Pilgrim and The Relief of Derry Symphony, the 'Concerto for Two Harps ' and Gulliver, A Choral Symphony, many of which have been highly acclaimed and are regularly performed at major concert halls around the world.  
Shaun also composed the music for a number of stageplays such as 'Fair Maid Of The West', 'A Winter's Tale', King Lear', 'Troilus And Cressida', 'The Tempest', 'The Silver Tassie', 'Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme', 'The Well Of The Saints', 'Prayers Of Sherkin', 'The Steward Of Christendom'. More recent theatre scores include: 'The Lion,The Witch And The Wardrobe' (RST). His Film and television credits include 'Catchpenny Twist' (BBC), 'Pentecost' (BBC), 'The Hanging Gale' (BBC), 'Ballykissangel' (BBC 1995-97), 'Loving' (BBC), Trevor Nunn's 'Twelfth Night' (Renaissance/Fineline), 'Waking Ned Devine' (Tomboy/Fox Searchlight). Shaun's most recent TV/film score was, 'David Copperfield' (Hallmark). Film documentary scores include Tim Severin's 'The Spice Islands Voyage' and 'In Search Of Moby Dick'   James Joyce's The Dead opened on January 11, 2000 (closed April 16, 2000) at the Belasco Theatre. 112 performances (and 32 previews) Marni Nixon, Sally Ann Howes The Story A new musical play based on a story by Irish author James Joyce (1882-1941). "The Dead" originally appeared in Joyce's collection The Dubliners. It is set at the Christmas party of Gabriel Conroy's music-loving aunts, where three generations gather each year for a holiday feast. This year, a guest's song awakens a memory for Gabriel's wife and revives a long-buried passion.
History The show; It moved to Broadway's Belasco Theatre after a completely sold-out, extended Off Broadway run at Playwrights Horizons. It opened on January 11, 2000 and was the first musical opening on Broadway of the 21st century. Steven Bogardus and Faith Prince performed the roles of Gabriel and Greta Conroy towards the end of the run.
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