I have blogged before (here and here ) about Mark Stewart, a.k.a. Stew, former front man of an L.A. band called The Negro Problem.
Well, I’m blogging about him again. Because on Sunday night, Stew copped a Tony Award!
He won the Best Book of a Musical trophy for authoring the hit show “Passing Strange.” (Thanks for letting me know, dez.)
This show has also won an Obie Award for Best Musical, as well as a Drama Desk Award and a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.
Congratulations, Stew, to you and your creative partner Heidi Rodewald. Your fastidiously literate lyrics and saucy adult wit make you a true credit to the Negro people.
Below is a 10-minute “Passing Strange” pupu platter, performed by the cast a month ago at the Obies.