Tony Award Nominees

Tony Award Nominees

The 68th annual Tony Award nominations were announced yesterday and it’s no surprise that the East End represented, as it should and always does.
The first familiar face to show up during the live announcement broadcast on Tuesday morning was none other than Hugh Jackman, who popped in on Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu for a surprise visit on air before they revealed the Tony picks. Jackman will host this year’s awards on June 8. CBS will broadcast the show.
Hats off also to Terrence McNally, former Southampton resident Woody Allen and Susan Stroman. I’m also tipping my hat to Alan Cumming, who should have been nominated for his killer performance in “Cabaret.”
Apologies if I missed any East Enders. Congrats to all for a stellar year in the theater!
Up for Best Play:
Terrence McNally’s “Mothers and Sons”
“Act One”
“All the Way”
“Casa Valentina”
“Outside Mullingar”

Best Musical:
“After Midnight”
“Aladdin”
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”–most nominated play

Best Revival of a Play:
“The Cripple of Inishmaan”
“The Glass Menagerie”
“A Raisin in the Sun”
“Twelfth Night”

Best Revival of a Musical
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
“Les Miserables”
“Violet”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Samuel Barnett, “Twelfth Night”
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Chris O’Dowd, “Of Mice and Men”
Mark Rylance, “Richard III”
Tony Shalhoub, “Act One”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Tyne Daly, “Mothers and Sons”
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, “A Raisin in the Sun”
Cherry Jones, “The Glass Menagerie”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
Estelle Parsons, “The Velocity of Autumn”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Neil Patrick Harris, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Ramin Karimloo, “Les Miserables”
Andy Karl, “Rocky”
Jefferson Mays, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
Bryce Pinkham, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Mary Bridget Davies, “A Night with Janis Joplin”
Sutton Foster, “Violet”
Idina Menzel, “If/Then”
Jesse Mueller, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Kelly O’Hara, “The Bridges of Madison County”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:
Reed Birney, “Casa Valentina”
Paul Chahidi, “Twelfth Night”
Stephen Fry, “Twelfth Night”
Mark Rylance, “Twelfth Night”
Brian J. Smith, “The Glass Menagerie”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Sarah Green, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”
Celia Keenan-Bolger, “The Glass Menagerie”
Sophie Okonedo, “A Raisin in the Sun”
Anika Noni Rose, “A Raisin in the Sun”
Mare Winningham, “Casa Valentina”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Danny Burstein, “Cabaret”
Nick Codero, “Bullets Over Broadway”–just saw this one by Woody Allen on Saturday and LOVED it!
Joshua Henry, “Violet”
James M. Iglehart, “Aladdin”
Jarrod Specter, “Bullets Over Broadway”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Linda Emond, “Cabaret”
Lena Hall, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Anika Larson, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Adriane Lenox, “After Midnight”
Lauren Worsham, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Direction of a Play:
Tim Carroll, “Twelfth Night”
Michael Grandage, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”
Kenny Leon, “A Raisin in the Sun”
John Tiffany, “The Glass Menagerie”

Best Direction of a Musical:
Warren Carlyle, “After Midnight”
Michael Mayer, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Leigh Silverman, “Violet”
Darko Tresnjak, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Book of a Musical:
Chad Beguelin, “Aladdin”
Douglas McGrath, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Woody Allen, “Bullets Over Broadway”
Robert L. Friedman, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater:
“Aladdin” (Music: Alan Menkin; Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Begeulin)
“The Bridges of Madison County” (Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown)
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” (Music: Steven Lutvak; Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak)
“If/Then” (Music: Tom Kitt; Lyrics: Brian Yorkey)

Best Choreography:
Warren Carlyle, “After Midnight”
Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, “Rocky”
Casey Nicholaw, “Aladdin”
Susan Stroman, “Bullets Over Broadway”–did you know that this extraordinarily talented lady is an East Hamptoner? She is indeed.

Best Orchestrations:
Doug Besterman, “Bullets Over Broadway”
Jason Robert Brown, “The Bridges of Madison County”
Steve Sidwell, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Jonathan Tunick, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Beowulf Boritt, “Act One”
Bob Crowley, “The Glass Menagerie”
Es Devlin, “Machinal”
Christopher Oram, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
Christopher Barreca, “Rocky”
Julian Crouch, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Alexander Dodge, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
Santo Loquasto, “Bullets Over Broadway”

Best Costume Design of a Play:
Jane Greenwood, “Act One”
Michael Krass, “Machinal”
Rita Ryack, “Casa Valentina”
Jenny Tiramani, “Twelfth Night”

Best Costume Design of a Musical:
Linda Cho, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
William Ivey Long, “Bullets Over Broadway”
Arianne Philips, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Isabel Toledo, “After Midnight”

Best Sound Design of a Play:
Alex Baranowski, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”
Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
Dan Moses Schreier, “Act One”
Matt Tierney, “Machinal”

Best Sound Design of a Musical:
Peter Hylenski, “After Midnight”
Tim O’Heir, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Mick Potter, “Les Miserables”
Brian Ronan, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”

Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Paule Constable, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”
Jane Cox, “Machinal”
Natasha Katz, “The Glass Menagerie”
Japhy Wideman, “Of Mice and Men”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
Kevin Adams, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Christopher Akerlind, “Rocky”
Howell Binkley, “After Midnight”
Donald Holder, “The Bridges of Madison County”

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:
Jane Greenwood

Regional Theatre Award:
Signature Theatre

Isabelle Stevenson Award:
Rosie O’Donnell

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:
Joseph P. Benincasa
Joan Marcus
Charlotte Wilcox

Stay up to date at: http://www.tonyawards.com

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