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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A Tony Nomination for Westport’s Justin Paul

Add a Tony Award nomination to the achievements of Westport’s Justin Paul, a 2003 Staples High School graduate.

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Justin Paul (l) with writing partner Benj Pasek at the Oscars in February. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo from ABC-TV

He was nominated today for in the Best Original Score category for his work on Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” along with writing partner Benj Pasek. The show also was nominated in the Best Musical category.

Paul recently won an Oscar for Best Original Song for “City of Stars” from “La La Land.”

Paul’s competition for Best Original Score includes “Come From Away,” Music and Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein; “Groundhog Day,” Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin, and “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” Music and Lyrics: Dave Malloy.

“Dear Evan Hansen,” about an anxiety-ridden adolescent who insinuates himself into the life of a grieving family, has won rave reviews and is a hot Broadway ticket.

The winners will be announced June 11 in a broadcast from Radio City Music Hall.

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