Tony Awards Final Answer: Julie Taymor Is “Spider Man” Director
(With update) The Tony Awards committee has met and made an important decision: Julie Taymor, not Philip William McKinley, is the director of “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark.” As I told you yesterday, the producers of “Spider Man” had recently put the director’s title underneath McKinley’s name and redubbed Taymor as a demotion. But it’s her show, and the Tony’s agree. The “Spider Man” producers must accept this decision, there is no turning back or appeal. And that should carry a lot of weight in Taymor’s arbitration. She still hasn’t been paid! The Committee also ruled that stars Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano will be considered lead actors in a musical. They also ruled that Tyne Daly is a lead actress in “Master Class”–although I’m not sure why–she was certainly the lead.
Also read: http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/11/02/spider-man-on-broadway-update-taymor-still-unpaid-directors-credit-goes-to-mckinley