Musical direction is not directing the musical. It’s directing the music.
The nominees for Outstanding Musical Direction:
Blind Brook, “Seussical,” Kaitlin Carey;
Briarcliff, “The Music Man,” Carol Arrucci;
Fair Lawn, “Runaways,” John Giresi;
Harrison, “Crazy for You,” Lynn Fusco;
Pleasantville, “Peter Pan,” Thomas Heintzelman;
Ramsey, “Crazy for You,” Carl Helder;
Spring Valley, “The Wiz,” Andres Perez;
Tappan Zee, “Me and My Girl,” Janice Tocco;
Westlake, “Beauty and the Beast,” Michael Hood
The Metro goes to …
Lynn Fusco, Harrison, “Crazy for You”
Fusco, a longtime musical director at Harrison: “Thank you so much. I just have to say I have the best job in the whole world. Not only do I have amazing kids and we get to create music every day.”
She went on to thank Harrison’s superintendent, who is in the Paramount tonight.
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