‘Lost Colony’ Alumnus Wins Best Actor Tony Award

 Former Lost Colony cast member Steve Kazee is the talk of the theater world this week after winning Best Actor for his lead role in the hit musical Once at Sunday’s Tony Awards.

Steve Kazee on stage in 'Once'.

Steve Kazee on stage in ‘Once’.

Once – based on the 2006 film of the same name – was the big winner at the June 10 ceremony, where the highest honors in professional theater were handed out, but the buzz has been all about Best Lead Actor in a Musical winner Steve Kazee.

Just yesterday, Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Kazee’s long been a presence on Broadway, but his success with Once should propel him higher into the ranks of New York theater, which is right where this leading man belongs.”

The actor was a member of The Lost Colony choir in 1997 and returned to star as John Borden for three seasons starting in 2001.

Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti perform in a scene from 'Once'.

Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti perform in a scene from ‘Once’.

Once took home a total of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Orchestration, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Scenic Design of a Musical.

The Lost Colony – America’s oldest running outdoor drama – just opened for its 75th Anniversary season on Roanoke Island.

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