Singer-songwriter Sting will be among the big British names at the Tony Awards on Sunday night (June 7), but he’s considered a long shot to win. He’s been nominated for Best Original Score for his musical The Last Ship, which is set in his hometown of Wallsend in the northeast of England.
The musical opened to mixed reviews and failed to make money, closing back in January. But new productions are planned in Scandinavia and possibly in the U.K.
Sting remains optimistic over the fate of his musical despite its brief Broadway run. He’s also pleased to have earned a Tony nomination.
“I’m just very grateful and surprised,” he says. “[It’s] great to be invited to the party. I’m going to have a good time.”