West Seattle native Chad Kimball nominated for a Tony Award

A West Seattle family has extra reason to be proud today: Their son Chad Kimball just got a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, for his role in “Memphis” on Broadway, which played at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle prior to its NYC run. Here’s the story from our regional-news partners at the Seattle Times; his reaction to the news is here, from Broadway.com.

7 Replies to "West Seattle native Chad Kimball nominated for a Tony Award"

  • Bonnie May 4, 2010 (12:41 pm)

    Congratulations to Chad and family!

  • Spana May 4, 2010 (2:02 pm)

    Congratulations to Chad Kimball and all – I saw Memphis here in Seattle and the performances were also done well – however Memphis was AWFUL. Just horrifically offensive and stereotypical. It hurts to see it do well.

  • Bonnie May 4, 2010 (3:06 pm)

    Spana, I haven’t seen it but I have friends who saw it and said it was one of the best shows they’ve ever seen.

  • spana May 4, 2010 (3:22 pm)

    It tortures me to see people love it! The singing and dancing was fantastic but it watches like an extremely naive narrative about the plight of African Americans obviously written by white men for a white audience. That isn’t itself a problem, but it panders and one of the main songs is “Everybody Wants to be Black on a Saturday Night” !!! I wish I was kidding. Plus it was heavily cliched and predictable, but I watch Lifetime movies, so that doesn’t bother me too much.

  • LyndaB May 4, 2010 (9:28 pm)

    Wow, congrats to Chad. It’s weird to think I knew him way back in middle school. He was one cool dude back then, too!

  • all badd May 5, 2010 (10:54 am)

    Chads and his family are great people,congrats to him and the Kimballs

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