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UNCG alumnus takes Tony Award for Best Play

062613Feature_HughHysellHugh Hysell, who graduated from UNCG in 1988 with a BFA in theater, has a Tony.

On June 9, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” took home the Tony for Best Play. Hysell’s company, HHC Marketing, produces the show, which stars David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver in a spoof of the plays of Anton Chekhov.

“It means the world to actually win a Tony Award,” Hysell says. “From the time I was a small kid I had a passion for theater and would watch the Tonys every year, dreaming that one day I would up there on that stage holding my own. Cut to 2013. Just to have the show nominated was a huge honor, but to run up on the stage when they announced the show won, well – that was a lifelong dream come true.”

By Michelle Hines

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