Caian Lucy Moss, half of the creative powerhouse behind international blockbuster SIX: The Musical, has described their brainchild winning two Tony Awards as “totally bananas”.
Lucy (History 2014) and co-creator Toby Marlow won Best Original Score Written for the Theatre during the 75th Tonys on June 12, hosted by Oscar winner Ariana DeBose.
The tongue-in-cheek musical also picked up the award for Best Costume Design.
The company performed showstoppers “Six” and “Ex-Wives” during the star-studded ceremony, held in New York.
The feminist show, re-imagining the story of Henry VIII’s wives, was penned while Lucy and Toby (Robinson, English 2014) were studying for their final exams at the University of Cambridge.
Lucy said last week: “It’s totally bananas to have won a literal Tony award for a show that started its writing process in my room in Gonville Court.
“I am incredibly grateful for my time at Cambridge for allowing me to meet my collaborator Toby and foster my creative voice through all the incredible theatre opportunities there.
“I now feel vindicated in having spent more time at the ADC than writing my essays.”
SIX was first performed by the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, going on to open in the West End in 2019 and Broadway in 2021.
The show will be coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre in February 2023.
Our congratulations also go to Simon Russell Beale (English 1979) for picking up the Tony for Best Actor in The Lehman Trilogy.