Tyler Mount, who studied at
St. Edward’s University and developed a popular vlog for
Playbill.com, took home a
Tony Award on Sunday. Mount recently returned to town to emcee the
Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Tyler Mount returns to Austin for musical theater awards.
Although it was hard to pick him out in the acceptance crowd onstage, Mount’s honor came as a named producer for
"Once on This Island," which won Best Revival of a Musical. Austinites
Seriff also invested as producers in two winning shows this Broadway season, but their names did not appear above the title, so they
were ineligible. They actually were named producers last season for
"Anastasia," which comes through town via the
Broadway in Austin series at Bass Concert Hall next season.
Broadway smash "Hamilton" in Austin 2018-2019 season.
Mount made a fantastic emcee for Austin’s closest entertainment equivalent to the Tony Awards. He even joked about his possible
Tony status during the ceremony. And while we are on the subject, this year’s Tonys were, with one jarring exception, tone
perfect. The students from
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who sang "Seasons of Love" from "Rent," had me weeping from the first first piano chords.
Winning the Austin High School Musical Awards.