Broadway in Scranton Producer Wins 9th Tony Award

Broadway in Scranton, produced by NAC Entertainment is thrilled to announce that at the 77th Annual Tony Awards, Albert Nocciolino, President of NAC, won his 9th Tony Award. Mr. Nocciolino is a co-producer of The Outsiders with his colleagues at the Independent Presenters Network, a consortium of over 30 leading presenters of touring Broadway shows in the U.S., U.K., and Asia.

The Outsiders, based on the seminal novel by S.E Hinton and the iconic Francis Ford Coppola film, took home the 2024 Tony Award for Best Musical. This marks Nocciolino’s 9th Tony win. In addition to The Outsiders, Mr. Nocciolino was nominated this season for Gutenberg! The Musical, Hell’s Kitchen, and The Who’s Tommy. His past winning productions include Moulin Rouge!, Hello Dolly, Dear Evan Hansen, Oklahoma, Kinky Boots, La Cage aux Folles, Spamalot, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Retired National Director of Casting and Auditions at Actors Equity and retired Broadway Theatre League Executive Director Tony Nicosia said, “when I was at Actors Equity in New York I had heard about Albert Nocciolino and his stellar reputation within the Broadway community, and then when I became the Executive Director of BTL in Scranton, I had the absolute privilege to work with and learn from Albert.  Through his producing connections and overall leadership, Albert was instrumental in helping to save BTL”. Nicosia went on to say “Albert and I worked very well together during my time as the Executive Director of BTL and I am extremely proud of everything that we accomplished”.

NAC Entertainment has been producing the Broadway In Scranton season at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (SCC) since the 1999-2000 season.  Prior to 1999, Broadway Theatre League (BTL) produced the season and in 1998, BTL reached out to Mr. Nocciolino to have his company produce Broadway In Scranton.   Prior to this time, NAC Entertainment presented shows at the SCC including The Magic of David Copperfield, Les Misérables and many others.

The 2023-2024 season was one of the biggest seasons in the history of Broadway In Scranton.  Over 37,000 Broadway fans came to the SCC to be entertained by national touring Broadway. The overall economic impact to the Scranton community of the 23-24 Broadway In Scranton season was over $7.6 million dollars.

Don Martin, current Special Representative of IATSE and past President, Business Agent and Executive Board Member of IATSE Local 329 in Scranton has known Mr. Nocciolino for many years. Martin said “Albert is one of the most well respected individuals and producers in our industry.  He is a successful businessman, and more importantly, a true lover of the American Theatre.  Over the years Al has supplied countless jobs to union stagehands across the country including Local 329.  When I was touring with shows, whenever we played any of Al’s markets, Al would make sure that the cast and crew were taken care of.  Albert and his company’s commitment to producing Broadway In Scranton at the SCC is a tremendous asset to our community and to the overall quality of life here in NEPA”. Local 329 represents the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees who work tirelessly behind the scenes to load the shows into the SCC, make sure that the shows take place on stage / backstage and then load the shows out of the SCC so that the shows get to their next city.