Lamar Richardson, Son of Antiguan parents nominated for a Tony Award

Lamar Richardson

Lamar Richardson, the son of Antiguan parents, has been nominated for a Tony Award® as a Co-Producer of the new Broadway musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. In his recent message to the News Room, Lamar expressed his excitement and shared his hopes to bring recognition to the island.

Lamar’s entire family is from Antigua, with his mother, Yvette Richardson (maiden name Francis), hailing from John Hughes and his father, Victor Richardson, Sr., from Gray’s Farm. His maternal grandmother, Petrinella Francis (maiden name Anthony), is from Urlings. His maternal grandfather Wycliffe Francis is from John Hughes.

Lamar is also one of the youngest Black producers to be recognized, in addition to being the son of immigrant parents.

The Broadway musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, is set in 1946 during the city’s rebuilding phase after the war. It features a diverse group of artists who have big dreams but must navigate the challenges of the city to succeed.

With an eclectic mix of new songs and classic big band hits, including the famous “New York, New York” and “The World Goes Round,” this dazzling new musical promises to be the talk of the town.

Lamar’s nomination is not only a personal achievement but also an opportunity to bring recognition to his heritage and inspire other young people from underrepresented communities to pursue their dreams.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK celebrates the city that never sleeps and the people who make it great. Lamar is proud to be a part of this production and invites everyone to experience the show and be a part of its magic.

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  1. Congratulations are in order!!
    Make our nation proud!!
    I hope you win the tony..
    Ps I could use some free tickets to see the show on Broadway..please.🤣🤣

  2. Lamar:

    Congratulations on your nomination for New York New York! ” To God be the glory”. You will be nominated. I was born in BARBUDA/Antigua and immigrated to the us in 1966 as a young girl. I listened to your interview on the Observer 5/19/2023. I am so proud of you. My husband and I was always involved in the theater and attended lots of Broadway shows. As a non-for profit organization we printed and produces the TDF vouchers. I’m a member of the Westport theatre and recently saw Ain’t Misbehaving. I’m looking forward to see New York New York this month. So proud of you and our heritage! As Barbudan/Antiguan.

    God bless you and your parents

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