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Alan Gilbert Nominated for 2015 Emmy Award in Outstanding Music Direction

/ 17th July 2015 / Journal

Alan Gilbert has been nominated for the 2015 Emmy Award in Outstanding Music Direction for his role as as Conductor and Music Director of Stephen Sondheim’s grisly thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, broadcast nationwide by PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center on September 26, 2014.

The Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson has also received a nomination for her performance as the vengeful baker Mrs. Lovett in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie. The production has also been nominated for the Outstanding Special Class Program award.

The New York Philharmonic’s production of the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical was met with a chorus of critical praise. Said New York Magazine, “Alan Gilbert has already shown that the Philharmonic can be the best opera company in town; now he’s put Broadway on notice, too.” Bryn Terfel starred as the title character alongside Emma Thompson, telling the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers and, with the help of his landlady, bakes their bodies into meat pies, which are fed to London’s avid and unknowing populace.

The 67th Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, September 20 at 8pm ET and 5pm PT, airing live on in the US on FOX.