“I still resent you for making me put a microphone on a trash can!” jokes SpongeBob SquarePants sound designer Walter Trarbach to his colleague, foley artist Mike Dobson. The jovial pair, who created the aural landscape for the imaginative Broadway adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running cartoon series, share a Tony Award nomination for the newly reinstated Sound Design of a Musical category — though their roles on the show are quite different.
Last fall, while Park was rehearsing for the "Mean Girls" out-of-town tryout, she was also starring in the acclaimed off-Broadway musical "KPOP," and was a dual Drama Desk Award nominee for both shows this year. Here, Park looks back on her road to her first Tony nom.
Phil goes through life allegorically over the course of that repeating day in 'Groundhog Day,' from youthful recklessness to middle-age malaise before finding wisdom, and Minchin — who was also nominated for a Tony in 2013 for Matilda — wanted to convey all of that and more in the show’s final number. Here, he explains how he wrote “Seeing You.”