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An American in Paris Stars Leanne Cope, Robert Fairchild, and Max von Essen Gush About Their Drama Desk Nominations

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Professional ballet dancers Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild and their Broadway-veteran costar Max von Essen are in the same boat: All three are newcomers to the Drama Desk Awards as nominees for the musical An American in Paris. "It's awesome because all of us in our own ways are experiencing this for the first time," says von Essen. "We all just feel like little kids in a candy store."