Baltimore native Bradley King’s Broadway debut, the musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including King’s nomination for Lighting Design of a Musical.
King, a Gilman alumnus from the class of 2002, returned to his alma mater to present the 2017 George E. P. Mountcastle Memorial Lecture earlier this spring. He was joined by the show’s author, composer, lyricist, orchestrator and original star, Dave Malloy, who has been nominated for three awards. They were interviewed by Gilman English teacher John Rowell, who posed questions to each guest about their careers, training and the show’s development from concept to Broadway show. Both men were novices to Broadway, and still seem amazed at having achieved the level of success that they are now enjoying with The Great Comet.