Broadway to Dim Lights for Mike Nichols
The nine-time Tony Award winner died on Wednesday night
Acclaimed director Mike Nichols, who won nine Tony Awards and was nominated an additional eight times, will be honored by the Broadway community on Friday night. The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in his memory for one minute at 7:45 p.m.
Nichols, who was married to veteran ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, died on Wednesday night, ABC News president James Goldston announced Thursday morning.
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Nichols won more Tony Awards for best direction of a play than any other individual, taking home trophies for Barefoot in the Park (1964), Luv and The Odd Couple (1965), Plaza Suite (1968), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1972), The Real Thing (1984) and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (2012).
He also won a Tony in 2005 for directing the musical Monty Python's Spamalot and for producing Annie (1977) and The Real Thing under the company he founded, Icarus Productions.
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Nichols is one of only a dozen people to have won the coveted EGOT, taking home an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.
The director got his start on Broadway in 1960 as a performer in An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May, which he co-wrote with Elaine May.