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USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub earns fourth Tony Award nomination

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub

Actor and University of Southern Maine alumnus Tony Shalhoub earned his fourth Tony Award nomination for his work on the Broadway musical “The Band’s Visit.”

The Portland Press Herald highlighted Shalhoub as one of three people with Maine connections who were nominated for Tony awards for their work on the musical. One of the others, lighting nominee Tyler Micoleau, is the son of Charles Micoleau, the chair of the Board of Visitors of USM’s Muskie School of Public Service.

Shalhoub — who earned a Theatre degree from USM in 1977 — was awarded three Emmy Awards for his most well-known role as the title character in the TV show “Monk.” He has acted in movies ranging from “Barton Fink” to “Men in Black” and is earning praise for his current role on Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Shalhoub, pictured with USM President Glenn Cummings, has been a donor to USM and in 2003 gave the commencement address.

He earned previous Tony nominations for the plays “Act One,” “Golden Boy” and “Conversations with My Father.” The 72nd Tony Awards will be held June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.