BAFF ALUMNI J. ROBERT SPENCER NOMINATED FOR A 2009 TONY AWARD
June 8, 2009
The Big Apple Film Festival is proud to announce that alumni filmmaker and actor J. Robert Spencer has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in the Broadway hit “Next To Normal”.
"Spencer provides a superb account of a husband who, as he observes in song, has done right by Diana, waiting patiently for the sky to clear."
~ Peter Marks, The Washington Post
J. Robert Spencer plays Dan, the anchor of this chaotic household, and deeply touches the audience when he explains in song, ("a promise") why he remains with Diana.
~ Gary McMillan DC Theatre Scene
Mr. Spencer has a sweetness and a sense of loss
as the role of Dan.
~ Jayne Blanchard, Washington Times
Spencer, who originated the role of Nick Massi in "Jersey Boys," is a powerful singer who delivers a role mixed with hope, pride and sadness as he sees his world unraveling around him.
~ Jeanne Theisman, Alexandria Times
Spencer’s film “Farm Girl in New York” was an official selection of the 2007 Big Apple Film Festival.