WV’s Michael Cerveris Wins Second Tony

Congratulations to Huntington native Michael Cerveris who won his second Tony Award for his lead role in “Fun Home,” a musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir.

Michael will be co-hosting this year’s WV Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He will be joined by Joyce DeWitt, a Wheeling native who starred in “Three’s Company.” The event takes place on October 24, 2015, at the Culture Center Theater. WV PBS will broadcast the event live across the state. Tickets will be on sale soon!

Cerveris beat out Robert Fairchild in “An American in Paris,” Brian d’Arcy James from “Something Rotten!”, Ken Watanable in “The King and I” and Tony Yazbeck in “On the Town.”

Cerveris has played John Wilkes Booth in “Assassins,” winning a best featured Tony in 2004. He has also starred in the title roles of “Sweeney Todd” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Cerveris originated the title role in the Broadway hit “Tommy” and played it more than 1,400 times.

As a musician, he is the former frontman of British band Retriever and was the guitarist/vocalist on Bob Mould’s 1998 US/UK “Dog and Pony Show” tour. His first solo release was titled “Dog Eared.”

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