Lafayette native wins Tony Award

Two Lafayette parents are celebrating the success of their son who was recognized for his excellence in live Broadway theater.

Posted: Jun 10, 2019 6:35 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 7:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — If you watched the Tony Awards Sunday night, you may have noticed a familiar face. The 73rd Tony Awards crowned Aaron Glick, a Lafayette native.

Glick graduated from Jeff High School in 2002 and then attended Marymount Manhattan College. Glick majored in music theatre with a minor in production and directing.

"He's worked so hard and he just deserves all of these kudos,” said mother Joan Glick.

Aaron was nominated for two separate shows in two different categories at the Tony Awards.

He took home the win for his work as a producer in a play called "The Boys in the Band." It all started in Greater Lafayette.

"Very, very organized and had a plan,” said Glick’s old music teacher John Satterfield said of Glick as a student.

Satterfield said it's no surprise that this kind of milestone has been reached.

"You can live your dreams," said Satterfield. "You just got to keep working at it. Aaron never stopped working at it."

Aaron's parents said he has been in the arts since he was a child. The interest in directing came later. It wasn't until his work in a play, his senior year of high school, called "I Never Saw another Butterfly" that he knew he was doing what he was meant to do.

"He did everything,” said father Bill Glick. “He arranged the stage, the lighting, the production, directed it. It was selected that year to be the show piece for the annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference at Purdue.”

Glick's mother said his achievements will impact young people of Greater Lafayette.

"He could be such an inspiration to other students from this area that, don't let people discourage you from what you want to do,” said Joan Glick. “Just because you're in the middle of the country in Lafayette, Indiana, doesn't mean you can't be successful.”

ALL video used from the 73rd Tony Awards courtesy of CBS 

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