Tony Awards Nominations 2019

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Two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon are revealing the 2019 Tony Awards nominations  this morning in a live event that begins at 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PT from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

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The Tonys, presented by the Broadway League  and the American Theatre Wing, honor the best on Broadway in 26 competitive categories for productions that opened during the 2018-2019 season (on or before the April 25 cut-off date).

 

Last year, the musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants led the field with 12 nominations apiece; another tuner, though, The Band’s Visit, eventually led all winners with 10 trophies including Best Musical. The American debut of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child paced new plays with 10 nominations, winning five. The revival of Angels in America had a strong showing with 11 nominations, the most in Tony history for a play.

 

This year’s Tonys have already set Lifetime Achievement Awards for actress Rosemary Harris, playwright Terrence McNally and composer Harold Wheeler. Special Tony Awards will go to Marin Mazzie, the much-loved Broadway actress and cancer-awareness advocate who died last September of ovarian cancer; Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company, being recognized for their creation of the massive Kong puppet for Broadway’s King Kong; and Broadway musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb for his work on this season’s Choir Boy. Judith Light will receive this year’s Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her advocacy to end HIV/AIDS and her support for LGBTQ+ and human rights.

 

The 73rd annual Tony Awards will air Sunday, June 9 live at 8 PM ET/PT on  CBS and  CBS All Access from Radio City Music Hall. James Corden is the host.

 

BEST PLAY

  • Choir Boy 
  • The Ferryman 
  • Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus 
  • Ink 
  • What the Constitution Means to Me 

BEST MUSICAL

  • Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Beetlejuice
  • Hadestown
  • The Prom
  • Tootsie

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
  • Bryan Cranston, Network
  • Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Adam Driver, Burn This
  • Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Annette Bening, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
  • Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
  • Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
  • Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
  • Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
  • Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
  • Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
  • Damon Daunno, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
  • Santino Fontana, Tootsie

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
  • Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
  • Beth Leavel, The Prom
  • Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
  • Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

  • Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
  • The Boys in the Band
  • Burn This
  • Torch Song
  • The Waverly Gallery

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

  • Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations , Dominique Morisseau
  • Beetlejuice, Scott Brown & Anthony King
  • Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
  • The Prom, Bob Martin & Chad Beguelin
  • Tootsie, Robert Horn

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

  • Be More Chill, Music & Lyrics: Joe Iconis
  • Beetlejuice, Music & Lyrics: Eddie Perfect
  • Hadestown, Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
  • The Prom, Music: Matthew Sklar, Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Music: Adam Guettel
  • Tootsie, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Bertie Carvel, Ink
  • Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
  • Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
  • Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
  • Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Ruth Wilson, King Lear

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • André De Shields, Hadestown
  • Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
  • Patrick Page, Hadestown
  • Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
  • Amber Gray, Hadestown
  • Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
  • Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
  • Mary Testa, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Bunny Christie, Ink
  • Rob Howell, The Ferryman
  • Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Jan Versweyveld, Network

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Peter England, King Kong
  • Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
  • Laura Jellinek, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
  • David Korins, Beetlejuice

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Rob Howell, The Ferryman
  • Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
  • Clint Ramos, Torch Song
  • Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Michael Krass, Hadestown
  • William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
  • William Ivey Long, Tootsie
  • Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
  • Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Neil Austin, Ink
  • Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
  • Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
  • Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Bradley King, Hadestown
  • Peter Mumford, King Kong
  • Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Adam Cork, Ink
  • Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
  • Nick Powell, The Ferryman
  • Eric Sleichim, Network

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
  • Peter Hylenski, King Kong
  • Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Drew Levy, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
  • Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

  • Rupert Goold, Ink
  • Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
  • Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Ivo van Hove, Network
  • George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

  • Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
  • Scott Ellis, Tootsie
  • Daniel Fish, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
  • Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
  • Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
  • Denis Jones, Tootsie
  • David Neumann, Hadestown
  • Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

  • Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
  • Simon Hale, Tootsie
  • Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
  • Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
  • Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

 

 

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