Monday, May 20, 2024

Broadway: Honorary Tony Award Given to Comedian Alex Edelman Despite One Brief Credit


Alex Edelman is the toast of Broadway this morning.

After one short run on Broadway in the summer of 2023, Edelman has been awarded an honorary Tony. “Just for Us,” which lasted two months, is his only Broadway credit.

His producer on “Just for Us,” Mike Birbiglia, has had two Broadway runs and no special Tony Awards.

Edelman, 35, makes a cameo appearance in the new Jerry Seinfeld movie, “Unfrosted,” which drops tonight.

Much of Edelman’s material centers on his Jewishness and his relationship to the LGBTQ community.

Getting a Tony with such a short resume is quite an achievement. But it runs in the family. His brother is an Olympic bobsledding athlete from Israel.

Mazel tov!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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