Berklee Alumnus and Professor Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards

Tori Donahue
May 3, 2017
Press release
Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95 is nominated for a Tony Award.
Tea for Two Photography

A Berklee alumnus and a professor have been nominated for 2017 Tony Awards in the Best Orchestrations category.

Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95 is nominated once again for his work on the musical of the moment, this time for Dear Evan Hansen. Lacamoire won a Tony award last year for his orchestration work with the megahit Hamilton, and won his first in 2008 for orchestrating another Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, In the Heights.

Berklee professor Bill Elliott was nominated with Greg Anthony Rassen for the musical Bandstand. Elliott won his first Tony in 2015 for his orchestrations on the Broadway hit An American in Paris. Elliott has been teaching arranging and orchestration in the Contemporary Writing and Production Department at Berklee since 2004.

This year, a number of Berklee and Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumni performed in many of the top Tony-nominated shows, including Dear Evan Hansen, Indecent, Falsettos, Hello Dolly!, Miss Saigon, and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.

The Tony Awards ceremony will be held on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 

Best Orchestrations

Dear Evan Hansen: Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95
Bandstand: Bill Elliott (professor) and Greg Anthony Rassen