They met the challenge, now they’ve been rewarded with a Tony nomination. But how does that challenge differ for the many scribes, helmers and thesps nommed? Here’s what several 2013 Tony nominees had to say on the subject.
“The main challenge of any musical is not to make the songs suck,” says "Matilda" lyricist-composer Tim Minchin. “Finding the right tone and style of music and a through line that allows your characters to come in and out of space is always the hardest thing, so that moment doesn’t suck when they sing.