Non-binary Broadway star Justin David Sullivan has opted out of the Tony Awards consideration due to the event’s gendered categories.
Back in October, the popular West End musical, & Juliet, made its debut on Broadway. The show, which was written by Schitt’s Creek writer David West Read, follows the what-if scenario of the titular character choosing herself and not ending her life over Romeo Montague.
Following its release, theatre fans and critics lauded the coming-of-age jukebox musical for its comedic content and creative storylines.
Attendees also praised the performances of Lorna Courtney and Sullivan, who portrayed Juliet Capulet and the famous figure’s non-binary friend May, respectively.